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Monday, July 20, 2009

Baked Nectarine Tart

Sometimes baked goods aren't that photogenic. This tart is one of them. But looks can be deceiving as its taste is amazing. Nectarines are in abundance right now as well as plums and peaches. One of the reasons I like summer is the various produce that are in season.

I paired it with a mascarpone base similar to the ones made for tiramisu, just without the espresso and an addition of a cinnamon-sugar topping. It tastes a bit like a danish, which I found to be quite pleasant.

Baked Nectarine Tart

3 firm and ripe nectarines
1 puff pastry sheet
6 oz mascarpone cheese
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp melted butter

1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp butter or margarine (softened)

Preheat oven to 400˚F

Combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. This will be the topping for the tart.

In another bowl, combine together the mascarpone, egg yolks, and granulated sugar until smoothe. Set aside

Cut the nectarines into thin wedges. You may remove or keep the skins.

Take the puff pastry and place it in a lightly greased baking sheet. Take a knife and 1/2-inch from the edges, lightly score 4 lines creating an inner square. This will be the crust. With a fork perforate the dough several times, this will help when it bakes.

Take the mascarpone mixture and spread it even on the puff pastry, not passing the edge mark. Then place the nectarine slices over in a pattern to your liking. Spread the topping mixture after.

Take the melted butter and baste the edges.

Bake for 15-20 until browned.


Unknown said...

I love the ingredients, it must be tasty :)

Justin said...

i wouldn't say this is unphotogenic. but i definitely would have had NO idea what it was if you didn't say so. in fact, it looks almost like an indian flat bread!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Sounds absolutely delicious. I know what you mean about certain foods not being very photogenic... It can be frustrating when you have something tasty that doesn't translate well to a photo.

♥peachkins♥ said...

it sure looks tasty,jenn.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh I think it looks good, but I understand about food that is not very photogenic. I often have that problem. I just hope my readers believe me when I say it's yummy:)

Parita said...

I totally agree with you, i love summer for the variety of fruits we get :)
Tarts look sooo good, who can say no to a tart with nectarines and mascarpone..heaven!

Dewi said...

It's okay jenn, being photogenic is not everything. The important thing is the taste. I can tell this Nectarine tart is delish!

theUngourmet said...

When I was a kid I always preferred eating nectarines over peaches. I didn't like that fuzz. I still don't. I peel my peaches before I can eat them.

This does sound wonderful. I'm going to have to pick up some of that cheese. I've never used it in a recipe for some reason.

Pooja said...

Yeah I agree with you! Some dont turn out well in the pics. But I love the combo that went into it and it sounds great! Must have tasted divine!

Teanna said...

Mmmm LOVE the nectarine/mascarpone mix! When you described it as danish-like, my mouth started watering! Fantastic recipe!

Diana said...

Looks are overrated! It's what on the INSIDE that counts! ;)

Mary Bergfeld said...

This sounds delicious and as Forest Gump probably said, "Pretty is as pretty does." Have a great day.

Jenn said...

Heavenly, Peachkins: Thanks

Justin: ;-)

Jen: Yeah.

Nutmeg: Exactly.

Parita: I sure can't say no to a tart.

Elra: I agree.

Ungourmet: I love peaches. It was a debate on whether to get those or the nectarines. Next will be the peaches.

Pooja: Thanks.

Teanna: teehee...

Diana: So true.

Mary: I like that.

Admin said...

Totally agree with how great foods can be unphotogenic. But you got all the right keywords in there: mascapone, tart, nectarine, etc. Can't say no to those. The pix aren't unphotogenic, by the way.

Mardi Michels said...

Nectarines, marscapone and pastry = heaven!

The Duo Dishes said...

Nothing wrong with this one! Please cut off a bit and give us some ice cream cause we could go to town on this.

figtree said...

I WILL be making this Saturday!!!!Figtreeapps

Reeni said...

What a yummy treat this is with mascarpone! Great combo with nectarines!

chow and chatter said...

wpw love the addition of espresso but I thought it was a crepe!

Jenn said...

Leele: Thanks.

Mardi: Yes, indeed!

Duo Dishes: Sure. ;-)

figtree: enjoy!!

Reeni: I agree!

Chow and Chatter: Teehee...

Pam said...

I love nectarines but have never tried them in a tart - great idea!

Heather S-G said...

mmmm...sounds great! Mascarpone sounds awesome with the nectarines :) I, too thought this was a flat bread of sorts at first glance!

Phyllis said...

I never discriminate against non-photogenic food :) This tart looks perfectly delish with the fresh fruit, mascarpone and cinnamon sugar - YUM!

Jane Amora said...

yum! what a great way to enjoy nectarines. how i wish nectarines were easy to find here in the Philippines.

Jenn said...

Pam: Your welcome. ;-)

Girlichef: Nope just regular ol' puff pastry.

Phyllis: Thanks. ;-)

Jane: You can use mango if you'd like.

Muneeba said...

The ingredients sound wonderful to me ... bet you're right that it tastes amazing!

Jenn said...

Muneeba: It does. Nevermind looks, it's all about taste. said...

This won't have effect in reality, that's exactly what I think.

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