Simple, rustic, delicious fruit tarts, in this case I used peaches. Niagara peaches are in season now and they are so yummy. Of course I had to make some kind of dessert!
This is how you make pies in Switzerland. It is the Swiss version of North American pies I guess;) I just like to call it a tart, rather. This is a very traditional “meal” in Switzerland, documents writing about tarts dating back to as early as 1556!
Easy pie crust filled with either fruit, veggies, cheese or meat. I slightly changed the usual crust, adding some ground almonds. We also add some ground nuts onto the crust before adding the fruit to absorb some juice while baking. And maybe the filling is different as well, a egg-milk-sugar filling.
Delicious Niagara Peaches
- 100 g unbleached all-purpose flour
- 100 g almonds, ground
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 85 g butter, cold, cut into small pieces
- 2 tbsp honey
- 4-5 tbsp cold water
-In a small bowl mix together flour, almond, salt and honey, add the butter and mix with your hands until resembles fine crumbs. Add the cold water and knead quickly until dough holds together. Wrap into plastic wrap and let rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- 5-6 peaches thinly cut into slices
- 100 ml milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp honey
- optional: cinnamon, vanilla sugar or extract
- 2 tbsp ground almonds or hazelnuts
-Whisk together milk, egg and honey.
-Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease a 8 or 9-inch pie form.
-Roll out dough and put into prepared form. Sprinkle the nuts onto the dough then add/layer the peach slices. Pour milk-egg-honey filling over the fruit.
-Bake for about 45 minutes or crust is golden brown and liquid is set. Enjoy warm with some vanilla ice cream or let cool completely.
Have a great weekend!
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