Easy to make, delicious to eat! Peach pepper tart with Mascarpone Cream fills your mouth with a pleasing combination of sweet and spice. This makes a fun and tasty summertime treat!
It’s that time of year again. The beautiful peppers my husband has babied along in his greenhouse and garden are overwhelming my kitchen! Carmens, Krimson Lees, Red Flames, Cheyenne and Tiburons. Oh, and the Bangkoks which aren’t quite ripe yet. Thank goodness!
I have been busy making peppers for breakfast lunch and dinner. Well, now I’m moving them onto the dessert menu. I found a perfect dessert flavor combination by total accident! I was planning to make a peach tart. I started making the tart. I started thinking about all the peppers surrounding me in my kitchen… Before you know it, I was slicing up peppers and tucking them in with the peach slices.
I needed a jam for the tart. I had some homemade pepper jam! It all came together beautifully in this tasty tart! Love it when that happens!
This tart is simple to make. Follow the easy crust directions. Slice up the peaches and peppers. Coat the pieces in pepper jam and arrange them in the baked crust. Brush the Entire tart top with the remaining jam and bake! Make the mascarpone cream and refrigerate until ready to serve the tart. You don’t even need to peel the peaches. Look how pretty they are with their skins all gleaming from the glaze. The peppers I used are similar to Pasilla peppers, or a good roasting pepper. As they cook the peppers loose heat and get sweet. They offer a really robust pepper flavor that works wonderfully with peaches.
PEACH PEPPER TART WITH MASCARPONE CREAM RECIPE NOTES:
As in all homemade recipes; adjust the proportions as you wish. Like hot peppers? They will be great in this. Don’t like heat? Use a milder roasting pepper. I DON’T recommend sweet bell peppers. Their flavor is going the wrong direction for this tart. Go with something more full bodied, with a bit of heat for the best result. Same with the jam. This tart would taste great with any apricot, pineapple, cherry, peach or other sweet fruit jam. Maybe NOT citrus or berry.
I loved the way my homemade pepper jam pulled the sweet and hot together. By the time it was all baked the heat was just a memory, but the flavor is excellent!
You can buy pepper jam as well. I’m sure some grocery store would carry pepper jam. Amazon has several choices at this page, if you prefer to order it http://amzn.to/1h3omW3.
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