August 18, 2006

the essence of summer

Yellow Peaches

There are summer recipes and there are summer recipes. Last night I made a fresh peach tart from one of my favorite cookbooks, French Farmhouse Cookbook.

Only the pastry is cooked so the topping is fresh and cold and really amazing. My husband and I and our friends all agreed it was delicious!

Fresh Peach Tart

  • 1 cup plain yogurt (non-fat is fine)
  • 3 tablespoon firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup crème fraîche or heavy (whipping) cream
  • 3 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh berries to sprinkle on top for color contrast, I’ve also used sliced kiwi fruit
  • 10 inch puff pastry (store bought if you need to save time), pre-baked in a tart pan with removable sides
In a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, brown sugar and vanilla. In another small bowl, whisk the crème fraîche until it holds stiff peaks. Fold the crème fraîche into the yogurt mixture.
Spread the mixture in the pre-baked tart shell. Arrange the peach slices on the cream and sprinkle with the berries.

Serve immediately.
6-8 servings

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Katie said...

I didn't know you could whip creme fraiche....great recipe!

Loulou said...

Yes, you can whip crème fraîche. I didn't know either until I made this tart.

Lis said...

Loulou, your tart sounds absolutely delicious! I am so happy you are bringing it to the party! Thank you so much =)

It's also very nice to meet you - I really like your blog and I look forward to your future posts! Great job!

Ivonne said...


I'm a bit late with the thanks but I wanted to thank you for coming to the festa.

The start sounds amazing. I have this same cookbook and just love it!

Thank you so much for coming to the party!

Loulou said...

Lis and ivonne,
I look forward to the party and hope it is a great success!