Arizona summers are the best because of the wonderful peaches we get to enjoy through August. Peach pies and jams come to mind, but today I'm craving something a bit sweet and savory. Isn't that the best combo after all? You get the best of both worlds, and don't worry if you need a moment to salivate over what's coming up - a Peach and Goat Cheese Tart.
Usually the hot weather has me in mood for eats that are chilled and involve little to no time on the stove or in the oven, but I couldn't help myself. Luckily puff pastry bakes quickly, and in this case, puffs perfectly around thinly sliced peaches sprinkled with crumbles of goat cheese and flakes of thyme. A simple drizzle of the sweetened balsamic vinegar and we can now both check off "good eats" for today's to dos.
Peach and Goat Cheese Tart Recipe Serves 2
Ingredients 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed 1 peach, thinly sliced 1 oz goat cheese, crumbled 4 sprigs thyme, leaves 2 tsp honey 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
On a lightly floured surface roll out the puff pastry using a rolling pin; then transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Top the puff pastry with peach slices, and sprinkle goat cheese and thyme evenly over the top. Bake for 15 minutes in the oven; then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the honey, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over the tart (to your preference), slice and serve.