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.
8 oz. Peaches - yellow and white
vanilla bean - split and seeded
super fine sugar
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.