Cast Iron

Peach Skillet Tart

August 22, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 6 to 8
Author Notes

On the corner of Silverado Trail and Deer Park Road in St. Helena, there is a small peach orchard. When the peaches are ripe, the owners sell the peaches at a stand right there. They are beautiful and there's no way to walk away with less than a box. After eating a few out of hand, I start making smoothies, galettes and last summer this cake-like tart. The crust is basically a batter poured into the skillet and then the peaches are added. It's a great dessert but could be served at breakfast too. —Lori Lyn Narlock

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sourcream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cling free peaches, halved
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously butter an 8-inch cast iron skillet. Lightly coat the butter with flour.
  2. Stir the cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, then add the sour cream and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy. Stir in the dry ingredients until well blended.
  4. Pour the batter into the skillet. Press the peaches into the batter, cut-side up. Sprinkle with the raw sugar. Bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
  5. Let cool slightly. Cut into serving pieces.

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8 Reviews

jams September 2, 2011
I took this to a breakfast and it was gone in a flash. Delicious!
Lori L. September 2, 2011
Hi Jams,
I'm so glad it was a hit. I hope you have a great weekend.
Lori L. August 23, 2011
Thanks, everyone. Like all my other baking endeavors, it's pretty easy and still something I can hold my head up high about--unlike some desserts I've attempted! And this summer--like last--has been so cold it's actually nice to bake something.
hardlikearmour August 22, 2011
Sounds delicious! Yum.
Niknud August 22, 2011
I love skillet cake and yours looks delicious - fantastic picture.
dymnyno August 22, 2011
I am definitely going to make this soon! That peach stand is my favorite too!! I drive by all the time trying to figure out when he's open.(the sign is not always right)
Sagegreen August 22, 2011
I had not thought to use a skillet. Great idea!
VanessaS August 22, 2011
Yum - sounds great and I love how it looks in the skillet