Zesty Peaches and Cream Tart: A Refreshing Summer Dessert Recipe

Zesty Peaches and Cream Tart
Zesty Peaches and Cream Tart

If you’re looking for a delightful way to showcase the beauty and flavor of summer peaches, look no further than this easy and delicious peach dessert recipe. The combination of juicy peaches, a creamy filling, and a flaky puff pastry crust creates a mouthwatering treat that will impress your family and friends. Plus, using puff pastry cuts down on preparation time, allowing you to indulge in this delectable dessert sooner. Let’s dive into how to make this zesty peaches and cream tart!

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Ingredients:

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  • 2 – 3 medium peaches, halved, pitted, and thinly sliced
  • 1 large lime
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet (1/2 of a 17.3-oz. pkg.), thawed
  • Heavy cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Instructions:

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  1. Place the peach slices in a shallow dish. Zest the lime, setting aside 1 teaspoon of zest. Squeeze 1 tablespoon of lime juice over the peaches. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar onto the peaches. Cover the dish and refrigerate for up to 2 hours, allowing the flavors to meld.

  2. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). On a floured parchment paper, unfold the puff pastry sheet, and roll it into an 11×9-inch rectangle. Using a paring knife, score a 1/2-inch border around the edge of the pastry. This scoring will create a puffed rim for the tart. Prick the pastry with a fork to prevent excessive rising.

  3. Transfer the pastry (with the parchment paper) onto a baking sheet. Lightly brush the pastry with heavy cream and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the remaining sugar on top. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown. Once baked, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack. You can prepare the pastry a few hours ahead if desired.

  4. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, and the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar using a mixer on medium speed until well combined. Add the 1/2 cup of heavy cream and continue beating until the mixture thickens.

  5. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the center of the cooled tart crust. Arrange the chilled peach slices on top of the cream cheese filling, and drizzle any accumulated juice from the dish over the fruit. Finally, sprinkle the lime zest over the tart for an extra burst of flavor.

  6. Serve the zesty peaches and cream tart within 20 minutes of assembly to ensure the best texture and taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

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  • Calories: 277
  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg
  • Sodium: 110mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Total Sugars: 9g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin C: 3.1mg
  • Calcium: 29mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Potassium: 112mg
  • Folate: 24.7mcg
  • Vitamin B-12: 0.1mcg

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. The values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

This zesty peaches and cream tart is not only a delightful treat but also a visually stunning dessert that captures the essence of summer. The combination of tangy lime, sweet peaches, and creamy filling is a match made in dessert heaven. With the help of puff pastry, you can create this impressive tart in no time. So, gather your ingredients, follow the simple steps, and indulge in the flavors of the season with this scrumptious peach dessert recipe.

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