Texas Ginger Peach Tart with Pecan Crust

By • May 31, 2011 • 18 Comments



Author Notes: Here in Texas we have amazing peaches - the best I have ever tasted - juicy and very - hmm - peachy I guess. So when peach season rolls around I get greedy and buy as many as I can and do as many things as I can think of with them. We also grow a LOT of pecans - peach and pecan are great pals ....aargersi

Serves 1 tart

Crust

  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or for a less chewy crust you can do 1/2 and 1/2 WW and AP flours)
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • a pinch of salt
  1. Cut the butter up and put it in the freezer to get nice and cold. Pulse the pecans and flour in the processor until it's like a meal, then pulse in the sugar, butter and salt until it looks like a sort of thick paste. Press the crust into your tart pan - it is easiest to start on the sides and then do the bottom - oh and you want the kind of pan with a removeable bottom. Once the crust is pressed in evenly, put it in the freezer and turn the oven to 400
  2. When the oven is hot, pop the crust in and bake for 15 minutes until it is golden brown. Remove and cool completely.

Cheese and Peaches

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced candied ginger
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • slices of peeled and pitted peach - how many really depends on how big your peaches are and how many you eat while you are slicing them
  1. Thoroughly mix everything but the peaches. Spread the cheese mixture into the cooled crust. Now arrange your peach slices - I had a regtangle pan so I did them in a ladder formation. Chill it a bit before serving.
  2. That's it other than try to get a picture before your guests attack.
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Tags: ginger, peach, pecans

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Love pecan crusts and the filling is so delectable!

Junechamp

about 3 years ago ChefJune

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How right you are, aargersi. Peaches and pecans were made for each other.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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That is one gorgeous tart, perfectly delicious!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

What a wonderful tart. The crust and filling go so so great together.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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For me the problem would be not to just spread the filling on a half peach and chow it down. Beautiful!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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OK so maybe not all of the filling necessarily made it in the tart. Also - reason for feet and towel - family swim and feed day - neice and nephew had armed themselves with kitchen knives and were going tart hunting - emergency photo-op

Winnie100

about 3 years ago WinnieAb

Love the pecans in the crust and the ginger in the filling...YUM!

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about 3 years ago dymnyno

You're right on!! Is it Fredricksburg that is famous for peaches? There is nothing that can compare to a ripe, just off the tree peach.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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Yes ma'am! Fredricksburg = peaches and wine and tomatoes and lavendar!!! Hey when are you coming here again?

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about 3 years ago dymnyno

And, gorgeous stone buildings! We will probably be in your neck of the hills in November.(when hopefully it will be cooler)

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

You'e giving MS and AH a run for their money here...And I want one of those pans!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

It's Zieker's - I borrow her tart pans a LOT (though I did finally order a couple of my own!) they have loads for not too much on Amazon!!!

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about 3 years ago wssmom

LOVE this! Great flavor combo!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

peaches + ginger = yum

Crackl

about 3 years ago fo

cant wait to try this!!

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about 3 years ago drbabs

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oh, baby! can't wait for peach season here!!

Henrykiss

about 3 years ago arielleclementine

oh wow! this sounds incredible!!

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about 3 years ago nannydeb

Mmmm! Sounds fabulous with the candied ginger!