SWEET PASTRY DOUGH
1 c Flour 1/4 ts Baking powder
1/4 c Sugar 4 tb Unsalted butter
1 pn Salt 1 lg Egg
3 lb Ripe peaches 1/2 c Sugar
SOUR CREAM FILLING
1/2 c Sour cream 1/2 c Blanched, sliced almonds
1/3 c Sugar Confectioners’ sugar
3 lg Eggs – for finishing
1 pn Nutmeg
FOR THE DOUGH: COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS in bowl of food processor and
pulse several times to mix. Cut butter into 8 pieces and distribute
evenly over dry ingredients in work bowl. Pulse until very finely
powdered. Add egg and continue to pulse until dough forms a ball that
revolves on blade. Remove dough, press into a disk, wrap and chill.
TO POACH THE PEACHES: CUT A CROSS IN THE BLOSSOM end of each peach and
immerse in boiling water about 30 seconds. Remove peaches to a bowl
of ice water and slip off skins after they cool. Cut each peach into
eight wedges, cutting them away from the pit as they are removed.
Arrange slices in a wide, shallow non-reactive pan in one layer and
sprinkle with sugar. Cover and place over low heat and bring to a
simmer. Remove from heat. Cool. Drain peaches gently by lifting them
from the juices with a slotted spoon to a plate or other non-reactive
surface. Reserve the juices for another use.
SOUR CREAM FILLING: PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 350F and set a rack in the
lower third. Roll the pastry dough on a floured surface and line a
10-inch tart pan with it. Arrange the peach wedges on their sides in
a concentric pattern. Whisk the filling ingredients together, strain
and skim foam from top. Pour filling over peaches and sprinkle evenly
with the sliced almonds. Bake the tart about 40 minutes, until the
crust is baked through and the filling has set. Cool on a rack.
Unmold, and serve at room temperature. Dust with the confectioners’
sugar immediately before serving. Store leftovers refrigerated.
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