Peach puff pastry tart with almonds

Peach puff pastry tart with almonds

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins

Easy

Serves 8
Top puff-pastry with sliced peaches to make this rustic, simple Spanish-style fruit tart - an easy yet attractive dinner party dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal602
  • fat41g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 500g block all-butter puff pastry
  • 6 just-ripe peaches (about 700g/1lb 9oz)
    Peaches

    Peach

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  • 140g butter, at room temperature
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g golden caster sugar, plus 1 tsp extra for sprinkling
  • 140g ground almonds
  • 1 large egg
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp sweet sherry or Disaronno (optional)
  • 25g flaked almonds

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to a 3mm thickness. Cut a circle about 33cm in diameter with a sharp knife, using a plate or anything round as a guide. Using the rolling pin, transfer to the baking tray and score a circle 1cm in from the edge.

  2. Bake in the oven for 12-15 mins until lightly puffed and golden. Remove from the oven and gently push the centre down with the back of a large spoon so that you have a flat base with a raised border.

  3. Meanwhile, halve and stone the peaches, then slice thinly. In a bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, ground almonds, egg, lemon zest, almond extract and sherry, if using. Spread the frangipane evenly over the pastry, leaving the border free. Top with the peach slices, neatly overlapping them in circles. Sprinkle over the remaining sugar and the flaked almonds.

  4. Bake for 30 mins, then turn the oven down to 180C/160C fan/gas 4, cover the tart lightly with foil and cook for a further 30-40 mins. The frangipane should puff up between the peaches and be golden brown and set in the centre. Cool on a wire rack, then slice and serve. Leftovers will keep for 1 day.

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Loopy09
7th Sep, 2015
3.8
Made this for a Sunday post roast dinner pudding and it went down an absolute storm!! Didn't need any where near as many of the peaches the recipe suggests! Bottom of the tart was a little soggy from the frangipan mix, but everyone seemed to like this anyhow. Will becoming a firm favourite.
Latetobaking
31st Jul, 2017
Can I freeze this?
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goodfoodteam
7th Aug, 2017
Thanks for your question. For best results, we do not recommend freezing this tart but you can keep leftovers for the next day. Hope that helps!
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