Texas Peach and Pecan Tart

Easy Peach and Pecan Tart

It may be tough to feel the warm fuzzies for my extra warm home state in the hot summer months, but I do love it here in Texas! What’s not so hot? Frizzy hair in humidity and blood hungry mosquitoes are my only two complaints. But, eh. Everything else is just plain peachy!

Fresh Peach Tart

It’s been over a year since we’ve lived here, and I can barely believe it! To celebrate (a bit belated, but A for effort, right?), I made this delicious, decadent tart with fresh peaches and studded it with Texas pecans for a perfect dessert to toast our busy, blissfully happy first year. Elegant, effortless and easy as pie. Actually, it’s much easier!

Peach Tart Recipe

Just roll out a sheet of frozen puff pastry a bit, cut it into thirds and a toss some juicy sliced peaches on top (fresh is best). Bake up those little beauties for 20 minutes and serve ‘em hot with vanilla whipped cream or ice cream to make this a truly swoon-worthy Southern treat!

Easy Peach Tart

Be a peachy Southern sweetie and give away one of these delectable desserts, or be the little tart you are and keep them all to yourself!

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Texas Peach and Pecan Tart

Yield: Makes 3 tarts (6-9 servings)


1 sheet puff pastry

2 large fresh peaches

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp. table salt

1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional

Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Halve peaches, remove pit and slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a medium bowl and toss peach slices in mixture.

Unfold puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. With a rolling pin, roll the pastry slightly to stretch. Cut pastry into thirds and lay each on baking sheet. Arrange peach slices on top of each third, overlapping.

Bake 20 minutes, or until pastry is golden. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped pecans or walnuts. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.


Adapted from Veggie Belly


25 Responses to “Texas Peach and Pecan Tart”

  1. #
    london bakes — July 30, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    I always find peaches so dull but I think that’s because I’ve never had proper Texas peaches. This is a great way to celebrate them!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — July 30, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    Looks amazing!!

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    Vicki Bensinger — July 30, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    This is so beautiful and so simple. I’m making it this week while the white peaches are so good. Thank you for sharing this simple recipe that I’m certain tastes incredible.

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes — July 30, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    Isn´t puff pastry, fresh fruit and some sugar the best combination. I just love it! So easy and delicious. Your tart is divine!

  5. #
    RavieNomNoms — July 30, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    This looks amazing!! Peach season is starting yess!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — July 30, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I love the puff pastry shortcut here, Georgia! You never cease to amaze me. Fresh juicy peaches + pecans are such a wonderful combiation. The soft peaches and crunchy pecans offer a nice contrast on the crust! Must use your puff pastry idea sometime!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — July 30, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    What a great tart. Love all the fresh peaches right now!

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    Anna @ CrunchyCreamySweet — July 30, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    These tarts are so pretty! I love puff pastry! And peaches!

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    Melissa @IWasBornToCook — July 30, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    Gorgeous tart…and delicious, I’m sure!

  10. #
    Jeno @ Weeknite Meals — July 30, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    Georgia, this is simply divine! I am enjoying the wonderful Texas peach as well, they are definitely juicy this year(probably due to all the rain!)

    It makes me so happy to read you love Texas as well, I’ve lived here ever since we moved from Asia to the US (1988), couldn’t be more proud to call Texas home!

  11. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 30, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    I love how easy this is to make! And the presentation is absolutely stunning!

  12. #
    Cassie/Bake Your Day — July 30, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    Oh nothing is better than peaches this time of year. This tart is stunning, Georgia!

  13. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — July 30, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    This is one beautiful tart, Georgia. Would it be wrong if I wanted to be a tart and not share :)

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    Catalina @ Cake with Love — July 30, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    Great photos, and I love anything with peaches, so summery and fresh!

  15. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 30, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    This is gorgeous! I love how easy it is!

  16. #
    Angelyn — July 30, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    Beautiful! Looks so yummy.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — July 30, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    Be the little tart you are? Haha. I love it. :)

    This looks amazing! I haven’t had a Texas peach in years but I’m totally content with the ones in Germany. And I love how easy this sounds!

  18. #
    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — July 31, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    I would definitely be a tart! ;) Such a beautiful dessert, Georgia!

  19. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 31, 2012 @ 12:34 am

    This is so pretty, Georgia! Peaches with pecans sound like a dream.

  20. #
    Lynna — July 31, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    This tart looks beautiful and it’s simple too! :)

  21. #
    Nichole@DulceDelicious — July 31, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Such a gorgeous looking tart! Fresh fruit is one of the few things I love about summer. Delicious!

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    Paula — July 31, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    Gorgeous! What a pretty and light dessert.

  23. #
    From Valeries Kitchen — August 1, 2012 @ 5:18 am

    These are gorgeous photos Georgia! I love the simplicity of this. You could throw it together in a snap when you have last minute guests.

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    The Hague Foodie — August 2, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Delicious! Now and then I make tarts with leftover apples, but peaches are a good alternative for something different.

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    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — August 3, 2012 @ 1:12 am

    those peaches are so beautiful! I love peaches but here they are not that pretty. And the tart, so simple and yet, so elegant.

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