Peach Croustade

This jam-and-fruit tart and the Fig Croustade were made with the luscious homemade preserves that are among the mouth-watering iterms in the Provençal pantry. Using preserves like these, with their bright fruit flavors, will enhance a simple croustade.

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  • Servings: MAKES ONE 10 1/2-INCH CROUSTADE
KEY: Summer, Baking, Dinner Party, Graduation Party, Mother's Day, French, Desserts, Pies & Tarts, Afternoon Tea

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Ingredients

  • Buttery Pastry
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves
  • 1 pound ripe peaches, pitted and cut into 1/2 -inch wedges
  • 1/4 cup skinless almonds
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Bake the frozen Buttery Pastry tart shell for 12 minutes, or until the pastry is dry. Spread the peach preserves in the shell and arrange the peaches on top. Scatter the almonds around the peaches. Dot with the butter and sprinkle with the sugar. Bake the croustade in the center of the oven for about 40 minutes, or until the pastry is nicely browned and the preserves are bubbling. Transfer to a rack to cool. Unmold, cut into wedges and serve.
Contributed By Photo © Miki Duisterhof Published June 1998

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