Peachy Puffs

These are a dreamy summer treat.

Peaches are everywhere at the moment. In a fit of excitement I buried my head into a huge barrel of them in Portobello market, and some how came away with armfulls of brown paper bags, over flowing with the fuzzy little things!

We’ve been eating Honey Roast Peaches all season long, so this time I thought I’d whip up something a little different… and just as easy.

They may look fancy, but trust me, anyone can throw these babies together!

Crisp pastry, topped with gooey frangipane and soft, sweet slices of summer peach. Scattered with toasted almonds & served with cool cream.

Just peachy!

(Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

Right, to make 4 tarts you’ll need:

1 roll of chilled all-butter puff pastry (this sort of thing)

4 peaches (the riper the better)

1 free range egg

100g (3.5oz) almond flour

100g (3.5oz) unsalted butter (not margarine)

100g (3.5oz) light brown sugar

1 orange

Handful of flaked almonds

Cream

Pre-heat your oven to 220C/400F. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper & cover very lightly with butter.

Grab your peaches.

Remove the stones (cut the peach in half, slip a knife under the stone, then do the same from the other side, it should just flick outta there now!) and slice the flesh into skinny segments.

You can really use any stone fruit for this, nectarines are cracking too!

In a bowl beat together your egg, almond flour, sugar and butter. Add the zest of your orange and half of the juice. You should be left with a devilishly delicious paste, like this:

Roll out your pastry and cut into four equal parts. (Use a segment of peach to measure it if you like!)

Spread each bit with your almond paste and transfer to your baking sheet.

Leave space at the edges for the crust to rise up nicely.

Lay your sliced peaches onto your bases, letting them overlap a little.

Step back and admire your handiwork!

Maybe even gloat a little… raise your hands up to elbow hight, palms facing upwards. Make your best Al Pacino face and say “you wanna peach o’ me?”

Pop them into the oven on the middle shelf. They should take 10-15mins depending on your cooker, so keep an eye on them.

In the mean time, heat up a dry frying pan and gently toast your almond flakes.

When they’re golden brown, they’re done.

Whip out your tarts when they’re puffed up and golden.

Leave them on a wire rack to cool.

When they’ve chilled out a bit put them onto a serving plate, or a nice chopping board.

Sprinkle with your toasted nuts & prepare to wow!

Serve with hot tea and cold cream.

Now dig in, you’ve earned it chef!

Interestingly peaches are close relatives of the almond. They’re said to reduce stress & anxiety, and be an aphrodisiac!

They’re a symbol of luck, longevity & success in China.

So I guess these tarts are the peachiest puddings you could hope for!

Pretty epic in lunch boxes & picnics too. I like mine best the next day anyway, when they’re cold enough to pick up and eat with your fingers, like a danish.

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  • They look delicious. I will definately try it out! Too bad summer is nearly over…

  • Geena

    These look SO delicious, Rosie! I’m putting these on my ‘inspired by the londoner’ recipe list!
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  • Oh my, these look unbelievably good! I’ll definitely have to try making these at home πŸ™‚

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  • Mmm these look scrummy! My mum used to make me a similar dessert with the Just Roll puff pastry but with apples. So easy and delicious.

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  • This looks amazing! Will definitely be giving it a whirl this weekend!

  • Lovely photos! I’ll have to give these a go x

  • Such a good recipe. Might have to give this one a go πŸ™‚

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  • OMG they look so good. I love peaches and will definitely try to make this pastry πŸ™‚

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  • Just made some apple and oatmeal cookies! This is next on my baking list. Loving fruit bakes at the minute.

    Fiona x Coffee & Confetti

  • Emma

    Looks lovely. But it looks as though the peaches might have dried out a little in the cooking process. To revive them, perhaps heat one tablespoon of apricot jam in a saucepan till it goes all runny, then brush this glaze over the tart. It’ll give it a lovely shine and perk up those peaches nicely.

  • Daniella

    This looks amazing. I’m starting a new job soon in an office, groan. I was hoping for some delicious but healthier lunch box treats! Could you do a post on packed lunches? It saves money and I need to eat better with sitting on my butt all day!

  • These look so yummy Rosie! I love peaches so I must try this!

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  • These look so impressive, and could easily be adapted into a vegan recipe as filo pastry is vegan! Definitely might try them for my mums birthday today!

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  • These look so nice. I have also been meaning to make your honey roast peaches for a while now so thats two peachy recipes to try out! Thanks!

    Ekaete xx

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  • julesinabox

    wow these not only look delish but they are super easy to make.
    I will try them soon! Definitely worth saving to my recipe box.

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  • Amber Rhodes

    We are coming into Spring. Think I will file this one away until we get our stoned fruit at Christmas time!
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  • These look so delicious! Luckily summer isn’t too far away here in Australia πŸ˜‰

    Bramble & Thorn

  • Emma and Emily

    I made peach cobbler the other day and it was one of the best deserts I have ever made!

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  • Molly

    Loving the marble slab Rosie! Where is it from? Oh, and the recipe looks utterly gorgeous! Can’t wait to try! X

  • I love all these summer peaches, even though it’s grey and rainy they provide a little joy! I’ve been adding peaches to my salads and the mix of sweet/savoury is so darn good anyway I’m just to be grabbing myself some Jus Roll & making this soon! xo
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  • yum! and that marble tray works perfectly with the lace patterned table cloth. That’s a beautifully dressed table!

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  • I can’t believe how good these look! And yeah, there have been a lot of peaches recently so yay thanks for this recipe! πŸ˜‰

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  • Such a great, easy recipe – can’t wait to give it a go! Peaches are delicious this time of year.

  • Simple but delish, my kinda thang!

    XO Sipie
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  • I have two punnets of aging nectarines in the fridge, and now know exactly what to do with them! Thanks Rose!

    Katie <3

  • These look fab, and super easy to make too which is always a bonus!

    Mel x

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  • Tugba Tunalilar

    Can’t wait to try it out!!! Droooliiinngg =)

    Can i use regular flour if i can’t find almond flour? or do you think it’ll ruin the deliciousness

  • These look like a really posh Danish, so gonna try making these!

    Hugs xoxo

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  • Yummm, sounds delicious and looks beautiful Rose!

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    xxA

  • Oh my goodness, these look and sound amazing!

    xx Kelly
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  • saradujour

    Yummy! I adore peaches.

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  • uuuhm YES PLEASE πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to try these out Rosie! Hope you’re having fun in the mountains!

  • Mm, these look amazing! Only questions.. I’ve only seen almond flour in American recipes, and always assumed it was just ground almonds… is there a difference?! :O

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  • These look so delicious, not to mention easy to make! πŸ™‚

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  • These look fantastic! I can’t wait to try this one…

    xx from LA,
    Kristi

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  • LE. YUM. Will try this for sure! Nice!

  • These look so delicious, but I prefer your idea of having them cold as a Danish!
    I have followed your blog from the very start and love how you still keep me coming back for every post. You even inspired me to create my own blog. I wanted a fashion and lifestyle blog and named it fashion dough, although I never actually ran the name past many people as I haven’t told my friends about it yet! I was hoping either you or your readers might give me their thoughts on the name?
    Thanks πŸ™‚ x
    Francesca

  • Karissa Carpenter

    Must try this one out! Question: Is that heavy whipping cream or clotted cream?

  • Totally called the ‘just peachy’ pun right before I read it πŸ˜‰ And mmmm, these look so very delicious. Summer fruit has got to be one of my favorite things about the season! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚
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  • I could go for some peach tart right now…. send some in the post?

    Lauren x

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  • Samantha Bei

    These look amazing! I think I’ll try it this weekend and add in some blueberries with the peaches.

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  • Omg these look so good. Again, I posted comments a few times and stated that I am not a cook, but i appreciate when I am ready there are some recipes here waiting. Have beautiful day. Erin http://www.beautyjunkkie.com

  • This recipe looks amazing! We’re definitely going to have to try it, it could help ease the lack of sun in London recently x
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  • Maddy Martin

    This post has me very hungry for some peachy puffs! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I have some ripe peaches in my kitchen that are calling my name!

    Please check out my blog if you get some spare time, I have always loved yours πŸ™‚
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  • Vanilla Camomile

    They look awesome! Gonna bake them next weekend, thank you for the recipe :3

  • AurΓ¨

    What a super lovely recipe!…yeah le pesche sono afrodisiache!and yes peaches are aphrodiasic!..haha…the best peaches are the white peaches, arent they?
    peace and joy

  • This look ssoo delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

    xo
    Maggie A
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  • Peaches are my favourite fruit. I must rustle some of these up!

    Hayley

    Water Painted Dreams xo

  • Yum. It’s peach season still in Texas right now. I need to recreate this for sure.

    Liz

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  • AOK

    You could use the juice of another orange and a little bit of sugar to reduce it down to a syrupy glaze that you can drizzle all over the tart before adding the toasted almonds. YUM.
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  • Peaches, peaches everywhere! But I’m on a diet: adieu, very good-looking peachy puffs…

  • Dosta Radnjanska
  • Holy mocha frappachino! These look like they taste ah-mazing!

  • My mistake was reading this before bed. Now I’m in serious peach tart craving!

  • Anna

    These look so delicious! cal-me-cupcake did some which are similar, but I think yours might win for that delicious almond paste..!
    Weird little side note, that ‘all butter’ puff pastry actually has no dairy products in! Great for intolerants like me, however a strange recipe for puff pastry. It does taste good though xx

  • BriesLps

    This looks delicious. Question for you or anyone else who can answer. In England, do you use an actual weighing tool (like a scale) to measure out oz or grams of things like sugar and flour in addition to measuring cups?

  • Marwia

    I really love your blog!if i can give you a advice go to enjoy the food at the glasshouse in kew gardens a ovely place close to the biggest botanic garden inn europe, it’s amazing! About the food a great mix of different culture, you’ll love the dessert nice like the one on your post. http://www.glasshouserestaurant.co.uk/

  • LOVED those peachy puffs! Still struggling with the shape though. Need to practice my rolling out the pastry skills πŸ™‚ BTW, have you got a recipe for macaroons? I can achieve the flavour but not the consistency :S

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