Peach and Vanilla Tart

by Anna on June 24, 2010

in Dessert

Today is my wedding anniversary so I decided to make a pesto risotto, but for dessert I didn’t want anything complicated. So I decided to improvise and Oh boy! I got lucky; I had frozen Puffy Pastry and peaches. So I sliced the peaches and cooked them with 2 tablespoons of caster sugar and 1 vanilla bean. Just to caramelize the peaches a bit, then I Cut the Puffy Pastry into squares and brushed with melted butter and placed the peach slices on top. Brushed with the rest of the sugar and vanilla syrup and baked at 350F…And voilaa!! If I only knew that it would be that easy. Frozen Puffy Pastry will be a regular in my freezer from now on. Right now my mind is racing at a thousand rounds per second thinking about all the variations I can make. If your’s too? Then feel free to share all your ideas with me. My tummy will be grateful. LOL

Peach and Vanilla Tart

  • 1 sheet of  Puffy Pastry
  • 1 Vanilla bean open in half
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • Butter to brush


Preheat the oven to 350F. Defrost the  Puffy pastry to room temperature, cut small squares and brush it with melted butter. In a saucepan heat the sugar, Vanilla bean, and the peach slices to caramelize it a bit.  Spread the slices on the dough and brush the rest of the sugar/ Vanilla syrup on top and bake until golden.  Enjoy

Revising my Filo dough/ Puffy Pastry snafu.

Apparently when you are running like a chicken without a head you fail to recognize what type of dough you are using. See… it was the first time I used frozen dough and when I bought It I had the bright idea of throwing all the boxes in the garbage to maximize the space in my freezer. Not such a bright idea in retrospect, I see. But regardless we had a wonderful time; my hubby loved it and told me I was in his top 9, Hummmm…. I just wonder who is the other top 8. LOL

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenn @ defunkt gourmet July 11, 2010 at 6:45 AM

Happy Anniversary! (Belated, sorry).
This improv recipe is amazingness! Puff pastry really is handy and frozen puffy pastry even more so. Love the season use of the peaches and love, LOVE vanilla 🙂
can’t go wrong *xoxo*

Lick My Spoon July 5, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Love the simplicity of this, and those peaches are just gorgeous!! Would love to sink my teeth in them right now. Mmm with all the delicious stone fruit in season now, can’t wait to try this smothered in peaches, apricots, nectarines, pluots…

sensiblecooking June 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM

So simple and those peaches are looking amazing. This is right up my alley. I am making some tonight.

kristy June 30, 2010 at 4:11 AM

This is truly mouthwatering! Simply divine….

Sophie June 30, 2010 at 3:49 AM

MMMMMMMM,..Your peach & vanilla tarts look so tasty & fab too!

Stunning & easy to make food too!


sarah June 28, 2010 at 2:02 PM

I cannot wait for summer fresh peaches. Utah peaches are my favs. This tart looks so delicious and so quick! YUM! Beautiful as usual

Emma @ Poires au Chocolat June 28, 2010 at 9:10 AM

How gorgeous – those peaches! Lovely photos.

Anna June 26, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Thanks Zurin, Your chocolate/ dulce de leche cookies will be in my dream tonight. 😀

Anna June 26, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Thank you Emily, Your pictures are gorgeous, I just discovered puff pastry. Will definitely use more often. 😀

zurin June 26, 2010 at 10:10 PM

a beautiful tart! Im loving the photos so much. Gorgeous color combinations and the fork is stunning

Diaczun Style June 26, 2010 at 8:35 PM

First of all, your photos are lovely!! Since I make my living as a photo stylist, I turn to frozen puff pastry sheets constantly as a quick fix to my propping needs. My favorite flavor combo so far is lemon tree plum with grape jelly. Here is a link:
Enjoy! I look forward to following your blog, your recipes sound delicious. 🙂

Anna June 26, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Thanks Erica. 😀

Anna June 26, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Awww, thanks Amanda. 😀

Anna June 26, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Oi Tamy, que bom que voltou, senti sua falta, passei uma semana gripada, tossindo que nem cachorro louco 😀 agora passou, vi que vc tambem estava gripada. Ninguem merece ne? Beijos tenha um otimo final de semana.

Erica June 26, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Truly one tart I could eat all day long!Your work (both the photos as food) are always so lovely!

The Cilantropist June 26, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Mmm, the combination of peaches and vanilla sounds so comforting and soothing to me… What a perfect thing to have for an anniversary with someone who is likely also comforting too. 🙂

Tamy June 26, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Oi querida,
como vai??? Tem dias que não venho aqui!!! Cada receita mais linda e gostosa que a outra! Seu blog continua lindo demais…


Mika June 25, 2010 at 11:47 PM

Happy Anniversary!!!
The simpler thing is always the best…and frozen puff pastry is perfect, I like it too… ^_^

Deborah June 25, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I love peach and vanilla together. These look so delicious!

Anna June 25, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Thanks Monet, loved your petite quiche recipe. 😀

Belinda @zomppa June 25, 2010 at 3:28 PM

How pretty. I can almost taste the flakiness.

Monet June 25, 2010 at 1:16 PM

I just stumbled on your blog this afternoon, and I am so happy to have found you! What a wonderful summer dessert. There is nothing like fresh fruit tarts.

Anna June 25, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Thanks everybody, I revised my tart. Have a nice weekend. 😀

Lori June 25, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Happy Anniversary! Somehow I don’t think there was any luck involved here. 🙂 Your desserts always seem to turn out beautifully!

veggie wedgie June 25, 2010 at 9:16 AM

This looks great one question though, did you use phyllo or puff pastry because it looks like puff pastry to me!

sweetlife June 25, 2010 at 8:01 AM

Happy Annivesary…such a great treat with only a few ingredients, how wonderful..and you can easily change the fruit with the season, thanks for sharing and enjoy your day..


CC Recipe June 25, 2010 at 6:58 AM

Looks like such a simple and yummy dessert, thanks for sharing!

Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective June 25, 2010 at 6:01 AM

Beautiful! I love it when that happens!

wannafoodie June 25, 2010 at 6:00 AM

I loves these pretty phyllo or puff pastry tarts… and I bet that bit of caramelization just took the flavour to the next level.

The Housewife June 24, 2010 at 10:37 PM

I love this…. simple, basic and looks oh so tasty! Like yo said the possibilities are endless… it could sweet, savory or even savory sweet! I need to see what I get the store next time to try this out!

Miss Lucky Piggy June 24, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Simple, easy, yummy and nutritious, thanks for sharing 🙂

Baking Serendipity June 24, 2010 at 8:37 PM

This looks so good! And I love the photography of the peaches 🙂

Pachecopatty June 24, 2010 at 8:25 PM

I really like this idea for a simple peach tart. I love the pictures, so appealing and delicious looking for a perfect summer dessert, thanks for sharing.

The Duo Dishes June 24, 2010 at 8:00 PM

There’s half a pack of phyllo dough in the fridge. Any dessert recipe with just 4 or 5 ingredients must be made asap!

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