Peach Pine Nut Tart

Adapted from “The Cheesemonger’s Seasons: Recipes for Enjoying Cheese With Ripe Fruits and Vegetables

Serves: 6-8

Prep time: 1 hour thirty minutes, plus time for the dough to be refrigerated twice

For the crust:


  • 2 cups flour
  • zest of one lemon, finely grated
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg plus one egg yolk, beaten together
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the filling:


  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup pine nuts, chopped finely
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ripe peaches
  • Optional:

  • 4 ounces triple-cream cheese, cut into individual-sized wedges


    To make the crust:

  1. In a food processor, mix together flour, salt, sugar and lemon zest.
  2. Add the small pieces of butter and pulse until dough is in pea-sized pieces.
  3. Add the beaten-together egg and egg yolk and pulse until dough forms.
    Peach Pine Nut Tart
  4. Sprinkle flour on a dough board or other work surface.
  5. Turn the dough out of the food processor and form into a ball.  
  6. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  7. When dough has cooled, unwrap and roll out on a dough board to 1/8 inch thickness.  Press dough into an eight-inch tart pan, trimming off excess dough.  Prick holes in the bottom of the dough with a fork and refrigerate for ten more minutes.
    Peach Pine Nut Tart
    Peach Pine Nut Tart
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Line the tart shell with parchment paper and fill with raw rice or pie weights.
  10. Bake tart shell for 15 minutes until it is firm but not browned.  
  11. Remove pie weights and allow crust to cool.
    Peach Pine Nut Tart
    Peach Pine Nut Tart
  12. To make the filling:

  13. Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until fluffy.
  14. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well and scraping down the sides of the bowl.  
  15. At low speed, add flour, pine nuts and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  16. Pour filling into tart shell and smooth top.
  17. Cut peaches into 1-inch thick slices and arrange on top of the filling.
    Peach Pine Nut Tart
    Peach Pine Nut Tart
    Peach Pine Nut Tart

  18. Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees, and give it 20 minutes to cool before serving.
    Peach Pine Nut Tart
  19. For a more elegant dessert, add triple cream cheese to individual servings of the tart.
    Peach Pine Nut Tart

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  1. joyce burghardt

    Can’t wait to make this!!

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