Monday meals should be the best meals ever.
I wish I could show you how thrilled I am over these tarts. They are magnificent.
I know that some of you may think like, “peaches now at the end of the summer, when it’s about the time for the autumn?” Yeah! I know, but again this recipe waited so long to land here. And finally it’s time. My initial plan was to share peach recipes in a row. But then I didn’t share even a single one of them.
Why didn’t I share them earlier? I simply don’t know. Every time I planned to post a peach recipe, something stopped me. I thought it’s still summer, and I have plenty of time. And now I just realized that summer is almost ending and my peach recipes are still lying in draft folders.
No matter what happens, I’ll for sure be sharing these peach recipes this week – in a row. They need to come out now. Pardon me guys, if by any chance you get bored of seeing peach recipes one after another. I know that’s less likely to happen 😉
I need to share at least 3 of them. Just can’t help it.
The first peach recipe of the season starts with a tart. And here I am with ‘Caramelized Peach Pesto Tart with Blueberries and Pistachio’.
Peach and blueberries? Would that make a good combo? Yeah, I also asked the same questions while thinking about these.
And you know what I found out. I found that, “yes, they would make a great pair.” I promise, they give such an amazing flavor to the tarts. And when they are married with pesto, they are amazingly good.
I added basil pesto and crumbled feta cheese. Peaches are good in all kinds, but caramelized peaches are just to die for. The addition of caramelized peaches makes everything so good. I mean they are wonderful.
Speaking of the weekend, we could not enjoy as much as we do every weekend. The reason is that Adoria has caught some cold.
When she is sick, I feel like I myself am sick. It happens everytime time she gets sick.
And believe me, I am sick with her too. All moms would know what I mean. During such times the lack of energy of the kids makes everyone in the family feel lethargic too.
But the good thing about kids is that they are so full of liveliness at all times. They get fully charged even if they feel only a little better. Unlike elders they are fully activated and ready to rock and roll, when they have even very little energy to burn. I wish to be kid a again, literally.
We are glad that yesterday we could get some nice time with her, though. And the good news is that she also demanded for some tart. And that meant she was feeling a bit better. 🙂
So that got me completely charged. Yes, her sweet demands work as a fuel to my passion! 😉 We then watched a cartoon movie together along with her favorite sweet popcorns and these tarts. Personally I don’t like sweet popcorns, but I couldn’t really say no to Adoria when she fed me with her tiny hands. Oh! That’s a feeling of pure JOY. Life is so beautiful when we are surrounded by our loved ones who care for us! 🙂
I just love the feeling when she holds me tight and shower the kisses saying, “Mamma, I love you sooooo much.” #feelingblessed 🙂
I just love her chitter-chatter ALL DAY day long. She is UNSTOPPABLE.
“Oh! You girls talk so much. Are all girls like this?”, says Daddy!
Hehehe, poor Daddy! 😉
I am lucky that when I look out of my kitchen I get to see what the cutie is up to. Every time I look out it’s always something different though. And sometimes she is making mess with my dough balls.
And when I ask her,“what are you doing Adoria”?
Her answer is the same every time, “I am making Paratha roll for Daddy, he likes it”.
The only time I don’t see her doing something naughty is when she is sleeping. And then I miss her so much. Though, she is not so keen on taking a nap, but when she is tired after doing so many naughty things continuously, she goes for a nap without saying anything. That’s her foolproof plan to avoid being scolded! 😉
I guess she just does what all kids do, which is actually why we all love kids! They are so innocent! They really are the sweetest, so pure and angelic. I am sure all the kids are like this.
Now let’s get back to my Caramelized Peach Pesto Tart with Blueberries and Pistachio.
As much as I love pesto, the caramelized peaches are still my favorite part of these tarts. Caramelized peaches, pesto, feta cheese and some more feta cheese with fresh blueberries and pistachio. Finish up with a nice frizzle of sriracha sauce or some hot pepper sauce.
The result you get is the perfect tarts — the most divine appetizers ever. These ingredients really go incredibly well together.
Plenty of amazing feta cheese on these tarts! But I think there has to be some cheese in a good savory tart. Puff pastry is THE BEST and whenever we use them in a recipe, we are 101% sure that they are gonna come out super awesome.
And they are so delicious and easy to assemble. Yes to all puff pastry dishes. You can make this entire meal in less than 30 minutes.
Add caramelized peaches on baked pesto-y, cheesy, flavorful and flaky puff pastry sheets. Add some more feta cheese, and top with fresh blueberries. Sprinkle some pistachio and drizzle of sriracha sauce. And now you will have the best appetizer that will win over just about anyone.
Let’s learn to make ‘Caramelized Peach Pesto Tart with Blueberries and Pistachio
Heat the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. When butter is hot add the peaches and sauté them until they sizzle and their juices reduce and begin to thicken, 2 to 3 minutes.
Sprinkle the honey/sugar over them and sauté until the juices further thicken and the sugar caramelizes slightly, about 1 minute.
Add the lemon juice and sauté until the juices thicken.
Let the peaches cook, shaking the pan occasionally. The total cooking time will be about 4 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Lay the puff pastry and cut each piece in half. Place on the baking sheet. Spread pesto equally on to the 6 pieces of pastry sheets.
Sprinkle good amount of cheese overtop the pastries. Place in the oven with the peaches and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and cooked. Remove the tarts from the oven.
Divide the peaches among the tarts. Top with fresh blueberries and basil leaves. Add some feta cheese and sprinkle some pistachio top.
Drizzle with the sriracha sauce and eat.
- peaches, quartered - 4
- honey - 1 tbsp
- butter - 1 tbsp
- fresh lemon juice - ¼ tbsp
- frozen puff pastry, thawed - 3 sheets
- basil pesto - ½ cup
- feta cheese, crumbled - 1 cup
- fresh basil, roughly chopped
- fresh blueberries
- sriracha sauce or hot pepper sauce
- Heat the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. When butter is hot add the peaches and sauté them until they sizzle and their juices reduce and begin to thicken, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle the honey/sugar over them and sauté until the juices further thicken and the sugar caramelizes slightly, about 1 minute.
- Add the lemon juice and sauté until the juices thicken.
- Let the peaches cook, shaking the pan occasionally. The total cooking time will be about 4 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Lay the puff pastry and cut each piece in half. Place on the baking sheet. Spread pesto equally on to the 6 pieces of pastry sheets.
- Sprinkle good amount of cheese overtop the pastries.
- Place in the oven with the peaches and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and cooked
- Remove the tarts from the oven.
- Divide the peaches among the tarts. Top with fresh blueberries and basil leaves. Add some feta cheese and sprinkle some pistachio top.
- Drizzle with the sriracha sauce and eat.
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Happy Cooking & Keep Sharing! 🙂