Sunday, February 12, 2017

Month-of-Few Ingredients: Salt and Peppered Nectarine Tart

I found this tart recipe at the Bon Appetit site and fell in love with the idea of it. They called it their easiest dessert ever. And it is! You sorta wonder, with a gourmet food site, if that’s true, but in this case rest assured. If I could do it, so can you.

Only thing is . . . The tart called for puff pastry.

I am terrified of puff pastry. Near as I can tell, it’s the only ingredient I am afraid of, but it’s so bad that I only admit this fear to my cooking friends sotto voce and in a deprecatory manner.

I had a package in my freezer—for a long time—always intending to do something, but, you know, stuff comes up. Right!

This recipe of few ingredients was originally made with plums, but any stone fruit works beautifully—plums, peaches, and in my case, nectarines. Here it is, mostly original. And before you go counting number of ingredients, remember salt and pepper don't count.

Salt and Pepper Nectarine Tart (makes 6)

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed re package directions
3 ripe nectarines, cut into ½” wedges
1 tablespoon coarse sugar
Freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon honey
Sea salt

Preheat over to 425 degrees. Put a Silpat sheet (or parchment paper) on a baking sheet.

Cut puff pastry into six squares (you can see I messed mine up!). Place on baking sheet and prick all over with a fork.

Divide nectarines among the pastry squares, leaving a border all around the fruit.

Sprinkle with sugar and pepper.

Bake tarts 20-25 minutes, rotating pan halfway through cooking time, until edges are puffed and golden.

Remove to cookie rack to cool. Serve with honey drizzle and salt.

DH’s Rating: 5 Tongues Up. The man never fails to surprise me. Pepper and salt on fruit? He liked it. He liked it a lot! One thing he liked, apart from the taste, was the small serving size. He also always like fruit desserts. They seem so healthful to him.

If you liked this recipe, I’d really appreciate you spreading the word on your social media outlets. Here are some pre-made Twitter and Facebook posts you can use or modify.

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