Chef John's Peach Tartlets

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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.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 tartlets

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3 large peaches, each cut into 8 wedges

  • 1 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie pastry

Directions

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 (per serving)

318 Calories
20g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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