Wednesday, March 06, 2013

You're such a peach {tart}!

It's peach season in Australia right now. I love peach season. It seems so fleeting. Plum season lasts for weeks, apple season for months it seems, but peach season - gone within a few days. Is there anything better than a perfectly ripe peach? Juicy but not mealy. No, no I think not.

I few days ago, I found a recipe for a gluten free peach tart. I could hardly wait to give it a try. I made a few amendments to the recipe. I thought a more caramel-y filling would be delicious so instead of adding all white sugar in the filling I used half white and half brown. I recommend this! Also, the crust was quite thin in places, so next time I might make 1.5 times the crust recipe so it goes fully up the sides of my tart pan (maybe my tart pan is bigger or has higher sides, I don't have all the answers, yo).

 Be warned, it goes down easy.

Also, are you not in peach season? Don't fret, I think this tart would be delicious with apples or pears!

For the crust!

You'll need:
1 cup gluten free flour (I used Orgran because White Wings seems to be no longer in my super market. I'm not happy about this people. But any all purpose gluten free flour would work here).
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon xanthan gum*
5 tablespoons cold butter
1 teaspoon vanilla.

Almond filling:
You'll need:
6 Tablespoons butter at room temperature.
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup almond meal
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 fresh peaches thinly sliced.

*Next time I make this I might try leaving this out as I'm not sure how much it really is needed. Also, I know some gluten free folk have trouble digesting it.

Make your crust first!
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Grease and flour a 9 inch tart pan.

Step 2. Combine gluten free flour, sugar, and xanthan gum (if using) into a bowl or your food processor (I used a food processor which made this recipe easy peasy, however I think an electric mixer would also work or of course if you're fancy a stand mixer). Add butter and mix on low/pulse until it looks like course crumbs. Add vanilla and mix well until crust easily holds together when pinched (this took longer then I expected).

Step 3. Press crust into the sides and bottom of your greased tart pan. Bake for 12 minutes and remove crust to cool.

Step 4. Begin the filling! Yum. Give your food processor a quick rinse-a-roo and then put the butter and sugars in the food process/bowl and process until it's smooth and satiny. Add the almond meal and process until well blended. Add gluten free flour and corn starch and process to blend. Then add the egg - process for 15 seconds more, or until the almond cream is homogeneous. Add the vanilla and process to blend.

Step 5. Spread the filling mixture evenly onto the cooled crust.

Step 6. Pat the thinly sliced peaches dry to get rid of any excess moisture and then spread decoratively on top of the filling.

Step 7. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until filling puffs and browns and then cool completely before serving.

Would be delicious with some ice cream - if you had any on hand, which I did not.

Congratulate your efforts with an after lunch piece!

This makes number 19 on my life list to cook 100 new recipes and write about them on this blog!


  1. Oh dear, that looks yummy! Almond filling? Wow..I've never tried a peach tart before but I'm sure it's awesome. I'm bookmarking this. Your tart pan and the arrangement look so pretty too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. That looks delicious. I actually hate peaches but think this tart might change my mind!

  3. That looks incredible! Peaches are absolutely amazing at the moment - I've had one with my lunch all week and it's been fantastic.

  4. I just love this! Now, as the snow starts falling here and we gear up for like the hundredth storm this season, I'm dreaming of peaches and summer and delicious GF treats. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. this looks amazing! I LOVE peaches!

    - Val @

  6. Double and triple YUM!! I can't wait for peach season in the U.S. because I definitely want to make this tart!! They are too expensive now, but this looks so great I have to try it! =)

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  7. YUM! I think Gilbert would love this tart! Also, looking at your tart pan it does look quite a bit higher than others I've seen (as well as my own) so that might be why the crust recipe was a bit short. When I make this I'll let you know :)

  8. There is nothing better than a perfect peach, and this tart looks amazing!

  9. Wow, this looks completely delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. This looks delicious! Going to have to try it :)

  11. Yummmmyyyyyyyyyyy :)))
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  12. This looks delicious! I'll have to put it on my "to make" list...

  13. Ummm this looks amazing. Why did I not eat peaches when I was there?!

  14. Hi Deidre, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! This peach tart looks AMAZING, I love how you made the crust from scratch too. I bet it tasted so yummy!

  15. This just looks amazing. i wish I could hold my own in the kitchen.

    XO Lourdes

  16. I need to try to make this, it looks so yummy!

    A little bit Unique


  17. oh gosh, I LOVE peach, apple and berry pie. So, so yummy. This looks fantastic and what a feat to have made it yourself! Well done.

  18. looks SOOOO yummy - but i'm not a fan of peaches - but man does it look good!

  19. YUM! Yet one more thing to look forward to . . .

  20. This looks amazing! Mouthwatering! I love peaches!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    Hugs xxx

  21. YUM that looks SO GOOD. I love peaches!

  22. OMG I could eat it all dude! DANGER!!!


  23. A perfect peach is very high on my favourite foods list. But as you say, they are fleeting. I love the so much that I always bet an extra basket when they're ready, blanch and peel them, and then freeze them for a welcome treat throughout the winter.

    Your peach tart looks wonderful. Will be bookmarking it to try when our peaches are in season.

  24. I love a good frangipane filling and that looks like one to me! Y-U-M!

  25. That looks AMAZING! I wish we could replace out -30 degree frozen eyelashes season with a peach season. lol :)

  26. I loooove peaches!And now I have an ear worm stuck in my head because your post totally reminded me of that song my "The presidents of the USA".....Movin' to the country,gonna eat a lot of peaches....lalala....

  27. Oh that looks so tasty! You know, I'm not big on fruit pies and tarts but I will totally pig out on anything with peaches in it!

  28. It sure looks lovely - don't know if I could bear to cut into it

  29. I want a piece of that yummy pie...looks great

  30. This looks beautiful. A little like a red potato & blue cheese tart I once made.

    I've been pondering having a 'tart party' in which everyone must either bring a tart or dress like a tart...