Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Peach Tart On A Warm Summer's Day

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Such a warm summer day. Hot, but not so blistering as to make your cheeks melt on the sidewalk. There is something in the air that reminds me of being a kid on such a day. The kind of summer afternoon when the hardest decision is whether to have the grape, the orange, or the pink Popsicle, and then slurping it as fast as you can so it won't dribble down your arm. Or, eating huge slices of watermelon, making happy faces with your slice, and then engaging in a seed spitting contest with your siblings. Outside! My mom was known to say, don't let that drip on the floor.

Oh, the sweetness of those carefree, old memories.

On such a day then, it certainly needs a little something special for supper to celebrate the day. Chops on the BBQ, dilled baby potatoes roasted in foil, salad with a cilantro-onion dressing. And, something cool and refreshing for dessert. What about heaps of fresh peaches on a cream cheese base and a graham wafer crust?

Don't tell anyone but we had a little mishap earlier this afternoon while making the dessert. Needing to bake the graham crust in the oven for a few minutes, when I took it from the oven the pie dish slipped out of my hands and dumped out onto the floor. Yikes! We got that hot pile of crumbs cleaned up and then started over; the second time was a success. And, no, we did not consider the five second rule to scoop it back into the pie plate.

Peach Tart
Makes one 8-inch pie


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
5 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon butter, melted

Combine crumbs and melted butter. Press mixture into an 8-inch pan.
Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool.
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream
1/2 cup icing sugar
grated zest of one lemon

In large bowl, whip together cream cheese, heavy cream, icing sugar, and lemon zest.
Spoon into prepared crust. Cover and chill for several hours.

3 or 4 ripe peaches or nectarines

Thinly slice peaches. Layer fruit on top of the chilled cheese filling.
Sprinkle lightly with lemon zest and a hint of cinnamon (optional).

Serve without delay.

♥♥♥  This is a keeper! ♥♥♥

I hope you've had a wonderful day. It's dusk as I write this.
Here's wishing you a pleasant summer's eve.

( Original recipe from Good, Cheap Eats by Jessica Fisher)


  1. What a delicious-looking dessert, and the perfect time of year for the lovely peaches!

  2. First off, my how you took me back when you talked of those summer popsicle days! Did you make the homemade ones with jello and kool-aid?

    We have had many sweltering days in Ont. this summer. I have begun to sympathize with those south of here who are even hotter and hate summer!

    Your menu sounds great for supper tonight and that peach pie looks absolutely de-lish!!

  3. Your peach tart looks wonderful and so refreshing for a warm day:)

  4. OH BOY!!!
    Our peaches are almost ripe and this recipe will be a hit!
    My heart sank when your wrote that the first one fell on the floor. Good for you to make another!
    Summer time... when Popsicle melt and run down your arm! Love it!

  5. Just perfect. Love peaches and that tart looks amazing.

  6. Looks delish, and easy to make as well. I might skip the step about dropping it on the floor, but you never know.


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