This easy summer fruit tart is the perfect dessert for any dinner party. Peaches, strawberries and blueberries are the stars of this show.
One thing I love about summer is the juicy peaches that you can get from the farmstand that taste like nothing even comparable from the grocery store. And this summer they are so juicy that their nectar drips down your hands as you bite into them.
My family was on vacation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and we decided this summer tart would be the perfect dessert after our crabcake dinner.
I wanted a summer dessert that was light and easy to make in no time flat. I decided to pair fresh picked strawberries and juicy blueberries with the peaches. There's no guilt serving this pastry tart.
I picked up a puff pastry sheet from the grocery store because I'm all about quick and easy. Remember the stars of the show are the peaches and summer berries.
I decided an elegant symmetrical mosaic would be pleasing to the eye. I alternated the peaches in different directions, topped with strawberries and scattered the blueberries to fill in the empty spots.
The summer fruit tart was delicious all on its own. A few of us added a scoop of quality vanilla ice cream on top. And luckily there was plenty left over. Yes it was that good.
Classic Peach Tart with Summer Berries
- 2 peaches, sliced into thin wedges
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 8 strawberries, sliced lengthwise
- 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Unfold one puff pastry sheet and cut off the corners to create a circle that fits nicely into into the bottom and up the sides of a tart pan. Use the puff pastry corners to fill in any areas that need a little extra crust.
Bake the crust for about 10 minutes until the bottom has set and is puffed. Remove from the oven and let the puff pastry crust cool completely. Meanwhile, prepare and slice the fruit.
Layer the peaches on top of the cooled crust creating a pattern going in alternate directions starting along the edge and working your way into the center. Layer in the strawberries next. Finish off with the blueberries scattering them to fill in the empty spots.
Sprinkle the fruit with sugar and bake for 15 minutes until the edges toast lightly. Allow the tart to rest for five minutes before serving.
Serves 6-8. Total time: 1 hour and 30 minutes.