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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Peach Tart! Take Two

I may be down but I'm not out - and I'm definitely not without a tasty snack. This peach tart is so easy even a limp-a-long like me could put it together in a just a few minutes.

This tart.. it's a vision.

Does everyone have a fluted tart pan? The kind with the removable bottom? I'm not sure what it is, but something about making the exact same tart as I made here in a tart pan takes it to a whole new level. It could be the ratio of filling to crust, I'm not sure... but this tart turned out spectacularly.

 I think it's the filling to crust ratio that make it special.

My theory is if you are going to make one pie crust, you might as well make two. So the other day I did. Then all I had to do was hobble out to the kitchen, put the pie crust into my fancy tart pan, pour in the filling (the exact same one as before), whip up a little crumble topping, and 35 minutes later (baked at 375*) I was in tart heaven. How easy is that?

The thing I like about these tart pans (like this Kaiser Bakeware Basic Tinplate 9-1/2 Inch Round Quiche Pan with Removable Bottom) is that you can use just about any recipe for a 9-ish inch pie and it will work beautifully. I even have made this stunning pumpkin pie in the tart pan and it turned out terrific. 

Guess who had the first piece?

If you really, really, really want to make a hit right out of the park, crank it up a little and go to the trouble of making a pate sucree - which is a sweet pastry crust. I did this one time with a simple apple tart and my favorite dinner guest exclaimed, "This crust! It's like a cookie!"

 
So that's what I know about fancy tarts - they aren't so fancy and all you really need is the right pan. I'm not a fan of nonstick bake ware and I'm a little suspicious of aluminum so I really like these tin types. They also come in different sizes and shapes.

Happy Thursday everyone! Are you making fancy tarts?

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5 comments:

Katie said...

Mmm, that looks so good! I'm making a peach crisp tonight, but I need to pick up one of those tart pans so I can make fancy tarts like that!

Louise Glut said...

Yum! I can taste it from here! I must remember this little tart when my peach glut starts.

Vera said...

Just caught up about the news of your 'hobble'. Hope you are feeling better and hobbling less and less as the days go by. Lovely tart!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

You'll love these tart pans, Katie!

hi Louise! i'm kinda sad that our peaches are over - but that just means that apples are on the way.

thanks Vera! yep, I'm getting better ever day. :-)

Traci Sumner said...

Sweetie - your tart looks great! And I don't even really like peaches. I only eat them pickled using my Grandma's recipe. Yummm.

I love a good pie crust, either made with chicken fat or lard. You can't beat it. And I'm the queen of the "franken-crust" I can roll out a pretty one if I need to, but if it doesn't roll, press edges together and you have a "rustic" dessert!

Hear you about medical bill sticker shock - Middle daughter had to go to urgent care yesterday for breathing problems - where they wouldn't treat her, and we got sent to the ER, because urgent care wanted them to give her the nebulizer treatments. 3 of them, plus liquid steroids, chest x-ray. I'm glad we went, but not looking forward to about $2000 in medical bills, which is coming out of our pocket, because we haven't met our deductible for the year. gaaaa

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