These quick and easy Peach Curd Tarts are simple to put together using bought or homemade pastry cases and delicious fresh Peach Curd. Topped with slightly sweetened whipped cream and a little extra peach, they’re a delicious and fuss free dessert that everyone will love!
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I’ve been thinking about making Peach Curd for a long time. And I’ve finally perfected the recipe. I am also obsessed with American style Pie Pastry which I use to make classic sweet pies like Chocolate Silk Pie.
The basis of most American style pies is a part or fully baked pastry case. I’ve created two posts to help you make either Large Blind Baked Pie Crusts or Small Pastry Cases.
With a load of pastry cases hanging out in my kitchen and three jars of Peach curd in the fridge, I couldn’t resist putting together this quick and easy marriage made in heaven. I have zero regrets.
I made a sweet version of the pastry with a little sugar added to the dough and it is tender and flaky. Despite the sugar, the pastry provides a slightly savoury counterbalance to the sweet and tangy curd. With the added whipped cream, these individual sized curd tarts are actually rather sophisticated.
Can I use store bought pastry or curd?
Absolutely. There are a few options for how you put these tarts together.
Firstly you can make everything from scratch. Which is really not onerous at all. Make the buttery rough puff style pastry, bake the pastry cases and whip up some curd.
Or you can skip the first step and buy the pastry. I’d recommend using puff pastry rather than shortcrust. You can then proceed to make the pastry cases and the curd.
Or you can buy ready made pastry cases then make the curd and fill them.
Lastly, regardless of whether you homebake the pastry or cases, you can buy curd. Now I’ve never come across peach curd in the shops but you may be able to find some in speciality shops.
If you can’t find peach curd, you really can use whatever flavour curd you fancy. Of course you may want to change the garnish to match or complement the curd flavour that you choose. And don’t call them peach curd tarts otherwise people might think you’ve lost it!
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Peach Curd Tarts
- 100 ml Double Cream (Heavy Cream)
- 1 tsp Icing Sugar (Confectioner’s Sugar)
- 1 Fresh Peaches - or canned equivalent
- 4 small Pastry Cases - fully baked
- 300 ml Peach Curd
- Start by whipping 100ml Double Cream and 1 tsp Icing Sugar together in a small mixing bowl. You can do this by hand or with an electric whisk. I choose electricity! Beat until it just reaches the stiff peak stage – i.e. it holds its own shape.
- Use a sharp knife to remove the stone and cut 1 Peach into very small dice. Set aside.FYI you might not need the whole peach depending on how much flesh is on it. Remove the skin first if you don’t like eating it (I don’t). If you are using canned peaches instead, make sure to dry it really well with paper towel before cutting.
- Take 4 Small Pastry Cases and split 300ml Peach Curd between them. This should work out around 5 tbsp in each case. Give it a little encouragement to spread to the sides if needed.
- Spoon a good heaped spoon of the whipped cream into the centre of each tart. You can be fancy and make a quenelle with two spoons like I did. Or go fancier still and pipe it on in pretty patterns. Or just dollop it on!
- Finish by sprinkling over the cubed peach pieces. You can be as generous or as reserved as you like.
- Serve the tarts at room temperature.
I just opened a 3 litre can of peaches and didn’t know what I was going to do with them all. Now I do…make peach curd tarts for my Xmas desert table.
Sisley White - Sew White says
This is such a beautiful and light tart and I know I’m a peach curd convert!
Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes says
Thanks for sharing, this tarts look lovely 🙂
Absolutely love the idea of peach curd. And peach curd tarts sound right up my street. Not quite sure making curd counts as fuss free, but I’m up for it.
Ah well clearly you’ve not checked my peach curd recipe Choclette – no faffing, no standing over a double boiler for 40 minutes and curdling isn’t a thing anymore – so yup, fuss free!
Hmmm… these look delicious. I will have to try this recipe.
Fresh peaches are such a delight at this time of year and this is a delicious way to include them in a dessert.
Jacqui – Only Crumbs Remain:Recipes Made Easy says
Ohh these are really right up my street. Given I cant reach in a take one out of the pics I might just have to find time to make these as they sound totally yummy.
Carrie Carvalho says
These are so lovely! Can’t wait to try them out – your recipe for peach curd is sounds nice and easy.
These look beautiful – the perfect combination of peaches with crisp pastry – delicious.
These look so cute! Perfect for entertaining because they look so fancy. Love the peach curd filling with extra peaches on top.