White peach goat cheese tart

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Author Notes: I may be totally confusing my peaches, but here is another savory recipe. First I made a few 4 inch individual tarts, one of which is featured in the photo. Of course it does not help when the best one falls topside down right on the floor. It just will never look the same after that. Man, these can get hot in that 400 degree oven! The rest are off to a pondside adventure with friends I have not seen in a few years....Yay, it was a success.Sagegreen

Makes one 9 inch pie

  • savory brisee crust (or excellent thin crust pizza dough)
  • about 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • about one tablespoon of good honey, like chestnut, basswood, or tupelo
  • 10 ounces of goat cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chopped tender rosemary leaves
  • 2-3 white peaches, sliced thinly with skins still on
  • a pinches of Maldon salt flakes or kosher salt
  • a pinch of crushed pink peppercorns
  • very light drizzle of olive oil
  • unsalted butter, optional
  • sage leaf, rosemary or thyme, optional
  1. Roll out the crust to 1/8 inch thick for a 9 inch pie pan. My savory brisee crust from my cherry tomato tart I highly recommend for this- # 1.5 cups unbleached quality all purpose flour, # .25 cups whole wheat pastry flour, # .5 teaspoons sea salt, # 4-6 tablespoons ice water. Combine the flours and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut and using your fingers rub in the chilled butter in small chunks. Add enough ice water so the dough comes together in a ball. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill for several hours or overnight.
  2. Spread the mustard on the bottom of the tart. Layer the honey on top. Layer the goat cheese on top. Sprinkle the rosemary leaves next. Arrange the peach slices on top. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over them. Very lightly drizzle the olive oil on top.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-35 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Cool before serving. As an option, brown a little butter and add an herb of your choice. Top the tart with that.

Tags: savory with a little sweetness

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Lorigoldsby

over 2 years ago lorigoldsby

I think you'll just have to make another batch of the kirsche bowle to go with this!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, lore. They do go well together!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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This would be really nice with the kirsch bowle drink.

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

It so would. Sadly, it is gone, but I am having moon pie instead!

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over 2 years ago marynn

It's official! Peaches for dinner! Genius because you subbed out one fruit--tomato--for the peaches.You have so much going on with the honey/rosemary/mustard (always good)/and goat cheese. This is a stunner.

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, marynn. I just made a pizza with mango, tomato, peach, onion, roasted garlic and chipotle for lunch! It also worked. So much fun to experiment.

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over 2 years ago HMMessinger

White peaches and goat cheese are two of my favorite things! This is beautiful and simple and I am DEFINITELY making it before summer is over!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, HMM. Let me know what you think if you do make this.

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over 2 years ago drbabs

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yum!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, drbabs!

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over 2 years ago boulangere

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Heavenly combination. Maybe some fried (no pun intended) sage leaves on top.

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, b. Great suggestion! I've been hesitating over the sage, since it is so strong and the flavor does get into the peaches. Some of my friends don't like it! I think I will suggest it as an option.

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over 2 years ago Niknud

This sounds so good - I love savory fruits. Not being too much of a dessert person these sound like they would be right at home on our table!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, Niknud. Savory fruits do make a refreshing change.

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over 2 years ago Emiko

This looks and sounds amazing! I would never have thought to do something like this, though I just tasted a friend's bresola, rocket and peach salad, which (along with this) has started to get me craving peaches in savory situations!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, Emiko. Three friends, each quite different from one another, all loved this last night, I am happy to report. They were struck by the savory and sweet interplay. I think the honey adds an important undertone to pull this off. Bresola is wonderful!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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This is beautiful, I love the savory peach recipes. Sorry your best took a tumble. Its happened to me before also. Really nice!!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, sdebrango. My friends loved the ones that survived, fortunately, for our pondside picnic. They are filling.

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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I just watched an old episone of Julia Child making tart tatin. It was so funny when it was done she attempted to invert onto serving platter and the crust slid halfway off the platter and the apples were a big mess on the plate. Being the professional that she is she just lifted it back, scooped the apples back on and went about her business. I am sure this peach pizza is incredibly delicious and is a brilliant idea.

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, I wound up eating the messed-up one, since it fell within the 30 second rule. These have a surprising savory dominance. I was so tempted just to grill the peaches and serve them in blind-baked shells filled with creme fraiche, tried and true. But the risk was worth taking!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

I uploaded a photo of the my humpty dumpty after it hit the floor and got patched back together again!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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Hey I think even the humpty dumpty version looks good, very rustic!!! Love when it falls within the 30 second rule. Delish!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, but maybe a little too rustic!

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over 2 years ago lapadia

Beau-Teeeee-Ful and very creative!!!!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

Thank you lapadia! Your peach and blackberry is wonderful to see again!