So my other great farm stand pick this week was a huge basket of peaches for $5.00. I made this beautiful Peach and Mascarpone Tart. Originally this was to be a Fig and Mascarpone Tart but then the peaches were so beautiful and I found a good recipe online. The recipe came from Taunton's Fine Cooking website. As you can see from my photo the tart was absolutely beautiful and it tasted delicious. However, I think the next time I make it I will add more sugar to the crust, it was bland to me. The mascarpone filling was delightful and it pairs with all kinds of fruit beautifully. This would be excellent with any other type of fruit like berries, apricots etc.
Peach & Mascarpone Tart
by Elinor Klivans
Yields one 11-inch tart.
1 cup chilled mascarpone
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. grated orange zest
1/2 cup chilled heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 large peaches, pitted, peeled if desired, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup apricot jam, warmed over medium heat until liquefied
1 No-Fail Butter Tart Crust, baked and cooled
In a medium bowl, mix the mascarpone and confectioners’ sugar and stir until smooth. Add the orange zest and vanilla extract. Whip the cream until soft peaks appear and fold it into the mascarpone mixture. Spread the mixture into the tart crust. Top with the peach slices. Brush the peaches with the liquefied apricot jam to glaze. Refrigerate the tart at least 1 hour or overnight before serving.