This recipe features the unusual and exotic Chinese five-spice powder. Peaches are a natural pairing for the aromatic blend of anise, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns, which usually make up this thousand-year-old spice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 tartlets
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.

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  • Whisk sugar and Chinese five-spice powder together in a small bowl. Beat egg and water together in another bowl.

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter foams, arrange peaches in a single layer in the skillet. Pour sugar mixture over the peaches; cook, turning peaches once, until sugar is melted, bubbling, and syrup has a tan color, about 2 minutes. Transfer peaches and syrup to a bowl to cool completely.

  • Cut pie crusts into eight 4 1/2-inch rounds. Set rounds on prepared baking sheet and fold edges of each crust up to form a 1/2-inch rim. Brush each crust with egg mixture.

  • Place 2 peach slices, pit-sides facing each other, in the center of each tart. Place 1 peach slice in center, skin-side up, in between the other two peaches. Drizzle excess syrup over the peaches.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and bubbling, about 15 minutes.

Tips

You can use my Easy Homemade Pie Crust recipe if you like.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 31.6g; fat 19.7g; cholesterol 30.9mg; sodium 284.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2014
Chef John has done it again. These are fantastic. I had to go to the Chinese items in grocery store to find the five spice powder. It made the tarts special. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2014
Chef John has done it again. These are fantastic. I had to go to the Chinese items in grocery store to find the five spice powder. It made the tarts special. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2016
After watching the video about how to make this it was so simple to make. So easy and delicious! A little time consuming but so worth it....they don't reheat well so eat them right away. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
It tastes great for as easy as it is to make. Make sure you fold over the lip as shown in the video or picture to hold back the juices. I flipped the edge up and pinched it together to for a rim similar to a tart pan. It went flat halfway through baking totally making a mess...batch number two was better looking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2016
No changes perfect like it is. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2018
This recipe was quite simple to prepare. I used my own pastry dough which I prefer. I will make these again but I'm not sold on the Chinese 5 Spice. The flavour was a little odd so I'll use cinnamon and maybe a bit of nutmeg next time. Really pinch the sides together or the circles will flatten. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2019
We think it was a 4-star recipe because the instructions were confusing, but it tasted wonderful. the Chinese five-spice was a great touch with the peaches. All in all, it was worth it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2016
Made exactly like the recipe...great. Want it better? Add a little natural vanilla ice cream...awesome! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2018
Two points: I used pears which worked fine and I had trouble finding the ready to use pie dough but found it at a local Giant. This is a rather easy recipe that produces a visually appealing and tasty dessert. It makes a reasonable left over in a microwave. I will be making it again soon! Read More
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