Monday, June 11, 2012

Father's Day Peach Picking and a Pretty Peach Tart

Another tart. Same recipe, different fruit.

You may have noticed I'm on a tart craze. There's something about summer that makes tarts irresistible to me. They're so light and fruity- perfect for cooling off on a summer day. 

This year, my dad will be out of town for Father's day, so we are celebrating our favorite daddy early. Allow me to make the biggest understatement of the year-- my dad loves peaches. He has a list of favorite foods and I believe it goes as follows:

1. Peaches
2. Toasted pecans
3. Sweet potato fries

So when it comes to Father's day, we try to stick to the basic loves of his food life. Since Father's day is always during peach season, we usually take our annual trip to the local orchard a few days before Father's day in order to make my mom's delicious peach cobbler. This year, my dad decided he would rather have a peach tart now and a peach cobbler later on. I was excited to take on the challenge. 

Mmmm... peaches! 

Unfortunately, there were about a million moths in the orchard which kept attacking me and my innocent family. We did manage, despite the moths' wishes, to bring home about 16 pounds of delicious peaches. Another good part of the orchard is you're allowed to eat as much as you want while you're there. My (ahem) strenuous  peach picking caused me to work up enough of an appetite to eat three peaches while I was there. 

Look at those big boys!

I made a small peach tart two days ago for my dad as a "test run" (snack) because I had a little extra dough left from my apple tart.

Pretty as a peach!

The recipe for the tart can be found here
It took 35 minutes for my peach tart to bake. 

I thought it was delicious, but if you don't trust me yet, you can take my dad's word for it...

I think he may like it. 

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