Nectarine and cherry tart

Nectarine Tart

After my last post, you can guess that I have been pretty enamoured with Nectarines recently.

And when it comes to desserts. Nothing can really beat a summer tart. So with two Nectarines and some Cherries left in my fruit bowl and friends coming over for dinner there was nothing for it but a Nectarine and Cherry tart.

This is such a simple recipe and really easy to do if you want a yummy pudding but are feeling a bit lazy. I made most of this once my friends had arrived and it was very simple and quick to put together.

I really recommend this as a quick and reasonably easy summer dessert.

Nectarine and Cherry Tart

Ingredients

For Pasty
3oz cold butter cut into cubes
6oz plain flour
around 75mls cold water

For Tart
2 Nectarines
Handful of Cherries
2 tbsp Acacia Honey
25g or about 2 tsbp butter melted
Zest 1 lemon or lime
A generous handful of pistachios ground into crumbs

Method

  1. To make the pastry, combine the butter and flour in a food processor and mix until the texture is similar to breadcrumbs
  2. Add the water and keep mixing until it forms a ball of dough
  3. Remove from mixer and place in the fridge for an hour
  4. Remove from the fridge roll out into a round and place in tart dish
  5. Cut off the excess pastry – but be generous as it can shrink when you bake it
  6. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees and blind bake your pastry case for 15 mins
  7. In the meantime, chop your nectarines and cherries
  8. Next whisk your eggs in a bowl and combine with the melted butter, honey and lemon/lime zest
  9. Once the pastry dish has baked for 15 mins leave to cool for another 15 – 20mins
  10. To assemble scatter half of your ground pistachios onto the pastry, place your fruit into the tart and then pour over the egg mix
  11. Scatter the rest of the pistachios and bake this in the oven for 25 mins
  12. Then remove and leave to cool for about 5 mins before eating

For me this is the perfect summer treat, quick, colourful and beautifully sweet!

Enjoy!

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