Orange Blossom Peach Tart, with a thin Vanilla Cheese cake layer.

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A quick an easy tart, a thin layer of cheese cake covers the crispy puff pastry crust and is covered with juicy peaches before being baked to perfections.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 squares of Puff Pastry, (12.5 oz/360 gr.)
  • 4 large juicy Peaches
  • 1/2 tsp. Orange blossom extract

Cheese cake layer:

  • 1/2 C. Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg at room temperature,
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar

Glaze:

  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. warm water

plus;

  • 1 egg beaten for brushing puff pastry
  • 1 tbsp. sugar for sprinkling over border.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Pre heat oven to 425 ° F/ 220° C with a baking sheet in the oven to heat up. Pre heating the baking tray ensures a crispy golden tart bottom.

Peel the peaches, cut in half and remove the stone. Lay them with the flat side down and cut into slices lengthwise.

Put them into a bowl and add the Orange blossom extract. Leave to marinate while you prepare the puff pastry.

Lay out a piece of baking parchment and place 6 squares of puff pastry on it in a rectangular shape. The slices overlapping each other a little bit, press them together with your index finger. The rectangle should be about 14″x 9″.

In a small bowl beat 1 egg and brush the border with a pastry brush.

Cut the remaining 2 squares into strips and place them around the rectangle to form a border pressing very gently so it sticks to the beaten egg. It should have a “picture frame” shape.

In a bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth and add the beaten egg, vanilla and sugar. Mix well. Spread evenly over the puff pastry without covering the border. Now place the peaches over the cheese cake layer in three rows going down lengthwise. Brush the top of the border with the remaining beaten egg. Sprinkle the border with remaining sugar.

Place the peach tart with the parchment paper on top of the baking sheet in the oven. Lower the temperature to 360 °F/ 180° C. Bake for 40-45 minutes turning half way.

Remove from the oven. Mix the glaze and brush over the peaches. Cut in to squares, and serve as is or with whipped cream or maybe some vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy

Myra Xo

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