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Little caramelized peach tarts

Little caramelized peach tarts

This is an elegant summer dessert: a thin base of puff pastry, topped with caramelized peach slices.

For a delicious contrast of hot and cold, serve with the reduced caramel and citrus sauce poured over over hot and, at the last minute, a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, .

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Last modified on: September 11th 2016

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
36 min.39 min.1 hour 15 min.
Preservation: Should be eaten immediately
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Stage 1
4 min.
Little caramelized peach tarts : Photo of step #1 Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

Roll out the puff pastry and cut circles about 3-4 inches (8-10 cm) diameter, allowing one per peson. A cutter is the best way to do this.

Lay the circles on a baking sheet and dust with icing sugar. Then lay a second baking sheet or wire rack on top to prevent them puffing up too much in the oven.
Stage 2
25 min.
Little caramelized peach tarts : Photo of step #2 Bake for about 25 minutes until the pastry is nicely browned. Set aside.
Stage 3
15 min.
Little caramelized peach tarts : Photo of step #3 Peel 3 peaches (use the same method as for tomatoes.

Slice each peach into 8 segments and trim off the inner edge of each one, as this can sometimes be rather hard where it was next to the stone.
Stage 4
4 min.
Little caramelized peach tarts : Photo of step #4 Melt 50 g butter in a large frying pan on high heat, then add 100 g caster sugar.

Leave to caramelize slightly.
Stage 5
Little caramelized peach tarts : Photo of step #5 Add the sliced peaches...
Stage 6
3 min.
Little caramelized peach tarts : Photo of step #6 ...and sauté for 2 or 3 minutes in the caramel.
Stage 7
6 min.
Little caramelized peach tarts : Photo of step #7 Sit a circle of puff pastry on each plate and arrange the peach slices on top.
Stage 8
7 min.
Little caramelized peach tarts : Photo of step #8 Make a syrup by pouring the juice of 1 orange and ½ lemon into the pan (still on high heat).

Leave to reduce, stirring from time to time, until the syrup thickens.
Stage 9
6 min.
Little caramelized peach tarts : Photo of step #9 Pour over the sliced peaches while still hot.
Stage 10
5 min.
Little caramelized peach tarts : Photo of step #10 Top with a ball or quenelle of vanilla ice cream and serve immediately.

Remarks

This recipe can be varied with other fruits (citrus segments, for example) and different flavours of ice cream. Another delicious combination is white peaches with fresh mint ice-cream.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 5.17 €
Per person : 0.86 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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