Texas Peach and Pecan Tart

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These puff pastry peach tarts with chopped pecans are flaky, buttery and full of Southern sweetness!

Texas Peach and Pecan Tart – Puff pastry tarts with chopped pecans are flaky, buttery and full of Southern sweetness! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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!

Texas Peach and Pecan Tart – Puff pastry tarts with chopped pecans are flaky, buttery and full of Southern sweetness! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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!

Texas Peach and Pecan Tart – Puff pastry tarts with chopped pecans are flaky, buttery and full of Southern sweetness! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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!

Texas Peach and Pecan Tart – Puff pastry tarts with chopped pecans are flaky, buttery and full of Southern sweetness! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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!

Texas Peach and Pecan Tart

Servings 3 tarts (6-9 servings)

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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

  4. This looks amazing!! Peach season is starting yess!

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. Gorgeous tart…and delicious, I’m sure!

  9. 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!

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

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

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

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

  14. This is gorgeous! I love how easy it is!

  15. Beautiful! Looks so yummy.

  16. 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!

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

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

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

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

  21. Gorgeous! What a pretty and light dessert.

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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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