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Peach Almond Tart with Vanilla Bean

This is a rich peach tart flavored with almond and vanilla bean. A perfect dessert to serve for a summer party.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peach, peach tart
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author onehotoven.com

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups chilled butter
  • 1/4 cup chilled water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Peach Filling

  • 1 lb 8 oz. Peaches - yellow and white
  • 1 vanilla bean - split and seeded
  • 2 tbls. sugar
  • 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/4 cup super fine sugar
  • 1 egg white

Instructions

  • In a food processor add the flour, baking powder and sugar. Pulse a few times. Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Slowly pour in the chilled water and vanilla while processing so the dough comes together and becomes smooth.
  • Pour out onto plastic wrap and flatten into a disk and wrap in plastic.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll out on a floured board to a 12" x 16" rectangle.
  • Chill the rolled out dough for 15 minutes.
  • Move the dough to a baking sheet large enough to fit the dough
  • Prepare the peaches
  • In a large bowl slice the peaches into thin wedges.
  • Mix 2 tbls. sugar and vanilla bean seeds together, then toss with the peaches.
  • Mix the almond meal and 1/4 cup sugar together then sprinkle onto the tart dough, leave a 1" border.
  • Making three rows of peaches, alternate the layers of yellow and white peaches on top of the almond/sugar mixture.
  • Roll the dough edges over the peaches to create a side crust.
  • Brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes, until golden.
  • Dust with powdered sugar when cool.