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Rustic Peach Tart with Thyme

A summer favorite!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Peach
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 250 g flour
  • 125 g butter cold cut into small pieces
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 60 g sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp cold water

For the filling

  • 4 yellow peaches
  • 30 g brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp thyme

Assembly

  • 35 g almond powder
  • 1 egg yolk

Instructions

Instructions to make the dough with a mixer

  • In the bowl of your standing mixer, use the paddle attachment to mix the flour and butter. Add egg yolk, sugar, salt, and water. Mix slowly. Once the ingredients are incorporated, stop the mixer. You don’t want to overmix, or the dough will be elastic.
  • Put your dough on a lightly floured work surface. Push out the dough with the palm of your hand and smear it over your work surface (it is called “fraiser” the dough).
  • Form a ball with the dough, slightly flatten it. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for a minimum of an hour.

Instructions to make the dough by hand

  • On your work surface, use the tips of your fingers to mix together the flour and butter. It should look sandy. Add the egg yolk, sugar, salt and water. Mix with your hands until the dough comes together.
  • Push out the dough with the palm of your hand and smear it over your work surface (it is called “fraiser” the dough). This helps make sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Form a ball with the dough, slightly flatten it. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for a minimum of an hour.

For the filling

  • Wash the peaches and cut them into quarters. In a bowl, combine peaches, corn starch, lemon juice, sugar, and thyme. Toss gently to coat. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Assembly

  • Roll the dough in a circle. Cover the dough with almond powder, make sure to leave about an inch all around.
  • Arrange the peach slices in an overlapping pattern in a single layer in the center of the dough.
  • Fold the outer edges of the dough round over the peach.
  • Brush the exposed dough with an egg yolk. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 375F.