It’s that time of year when summer fruit is bursting with flavor and it’s available all over the place! There’s really no reason to alter perfectly ripe fruit, it’s great JUST the way it is. BUT sometimes it’s just too much fun and I can’t help myself! Here is a seriously delicious rustic peach tart. Why rustic? Well, because I’m not Martha, I have a toddler pulling on my pant legs and a perfect pie crust isn’t really that important to me these days. So there! The ingredients are simple and you can make this as healthy as you want by controlling the pie crust. I’ll share a recipe with you soon but you could go for a whole wheat pie crust with oil or bring on the full fat with butter and white flour or heck you could probably use a store bought crust.
Rustic Peach Tart
- 1 Pie Crust
- 4 Peaches, peeled and sliced
- 3/4 cup Blueberries
- 1 Tbsp Whole Wheat Flour
- Fresh Grated Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1-2 tsp Raw Sugar
- Zest from 1 Lemon
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tbsp Water
Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 375 degrees.
Combine flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar and lemon zest – set aside and tend to the peaches. The most difficult part of this tart is peeling the peaches but don’t worry, you can handle this! I think it’s easier to blanch and score the peaches. Check out this post for an easy way to peel peaches. Toss the peeled and sliced peaches and the blueberries with the cinnamon mixture.
Roll out the pie crust in a roundish shape and transfer to a pizza paddle.
Simply lay the fruit mixture in the middle leaving a small inch or two border around the edge. Remember, this is a rustic tart.
Fold the crust over the fruit in an overlapping pattern.
Combine the egg and water, and brush the mixture over the crust.
Gently slide the tart off the paddle onto the hot stone in the oven. Sprinkle a little flour on the board if the tart wants to stick.
Bake for 30 – 40 minutes.
Alright – you in the corner, stop pouting! If you don’t have a pizza stone and paddle you can still make this just put it on a baking sheet. Ta da! The hot pizza stone helps to ensure a crispy and fully cooked crust but don’t worry your rustic summer peach tart won’t be ruined without it! Remember, it’s rustic so make it your own!
If you love, love, love tarts – check out this Savory Goat Cheese Leek Tart!