THE OFF SEASON: peach tarts

tarts_05 Our Niagara peaches have ripened and my full time reign over the kitchen is quickly coming to an end.  Football season is no longer around the corner; it is knocking on my door.  As I play audience to the casual football Sunday menu banter between Mike and Kial, I am biding my time enjoying my last full weekends in the kitchen.  So, in honour of these peaches and my last football free weeks of baking, I made peach tarts!

tarts_01You may recall this tray from a past post; Mike had gifted it to me for Christmas and I declared 2015 the year of the tart.  Needless to say, I have failed on that decree as this tart only marks my 2nd batch for the year.

P E A C H  C R U M B L E  T A R T S

tarts_02t a r t  p a s t r y
recipe here

tarts_06c r u m b l e  t o p p i n g
[ the following recipes were adapted from completelydelicious.com ]

once the pasty has been rolled + laid out onto the pan…
mix the following ingredients together in a bowl and set aside | mixture will be crumbly

3/4c flour
1/4c sugar
1/4c brown sugar
zest of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/3c melted unsalted butter

preheat oven to 380ºF

tarts_03p e a c h  f i l l i n g

4c thinly sliced peaches [about 5-6 med. peaches]
1/3c sugar
2tbsp cornstarch

tarts_04in a separate bowl, toss sliced peaches with sugar and cornstarch
layer peaches in a circular pattern into the prepared tart crusts
evenly sprinkle the topping on to each tart surface

tarts_07 bake until crumb topping is golden brown + juices begin to bubble | 35-45mins

tarts_08 cool to room temperature + serve

tarts_09 tarts_10 From here on out, I’m back to baking during football games and sharing the kitchen counter with jersey clad bros.

woo football…enjoy!

madelaine

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