This fresh peach puff pastry dessert was seen on Tik Tok and it’s delicious! Easy to bake with only 3 ingredients it’s a family favorite treat we make in the summertime. Use any fruit you love sliced, with honey and frozen dough to bake this Fruit Strudel in just 10 minutes.
This puff pastry peach tart is delish. So easy to make even my teenagers make them mid day when they are home and want something sweet. During the winter months you could even used canned fruit of all kinds to make after dinnertime. (affiliate links present)
Puff Pastry Fruit Tart
You would probably use defrosted and rolled out frozen rolls to make this too. The biggest difference would be the texture. Like it’s name this one puffs up really light and flaky. The other would be heavier, but could work. I feel like this puff version is better for sweet dishes for sure, but up to you.
If making for a larger crowd you could have the same outcome, but made for your whole family and friends with our Upside Down Peach Cake. It too puts the fruit at the bottom so when it is flipped over that becomes the top, and they’re baked in. I typically use canned for that one so there’s no peels.
Peaches with Puff Pastry
We have used this defrosted dough with savory dishes as well, like our Air Fryer Chicken Pot Pie Puff Pastry. In that case we use a lot more of it, with less filling. In this case we skip the bottom layer and the ingredients just bake right into the puffed dough which is great. You want all the filling, the crust is really just a vessel. 😉
- 3 whole peaches for peach slices, 1 for each
- you could use canned like in our cake mix peach cobbler but they will break down a lot more
- 6 pieces of store bought puff pastry crust that has been defrosted to room temperature
- 3 tbsp honey or you could use agave nectar
- 1 egg to make an egg wash to brush over the top – is optional to brown nicer
- Serve with a sprinkle of brown sugar, powdered sugar, sugar and cinnamon mix or dollop of whipped cream (or ice cream).
Honestly you could use fresh pears for this one too, it would work just as well. Think outside of the box really according to what is in season, a decent price and what you love. Plum puff pastry is amazing as well if you can grab those that are still just a bit firm but softening.
The same exact steps would work and we will also talk about other alternatives for puff pastry below if you cannot find that or prefer another. I made a graphic below so you can read the directions below but then look at what I am referring to if it is new to you. 1 whole piece of fruit is usually perfect for each one once the pit is removed.
Puff Pastry Peach Tart
I don’t bother removing the skin since that can be a mess and you’ll cut off part of the goodness in the process. When baked it will get soft enough where it won’t detract from the rest of this versatile quick easy dessert recipe.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet or dish.
- Slice peaches, remove pit. Use slices from 1 medium peach for each puff pastry treat. Defrost puff pastry sheets.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spoon 1/2 tbsp honey in 3 lines on parchment.
- Lay about 6 slices of peaches overlapping slices a bit over the honey line. Drizzle remaining 1/2 tbsp honey on top of peaches.
- Lay puff pastry piece over the row of fresh peaches and honey.
- Use fingers to seal all the edges pressed up against the paper so it can bake into 3 solid pieces.
- Whisk the egg in a dish and brush over the top of the dough to make golden brown. Bake in oven for 9-10 minutes or until top is golden brown.
Take out, let cool for 10 minutes at least to solidify and stay together. Use spatula to flip upside down so fruit is now on the top. Sprinkle with granulated sugar or powdered sugar and enjoy your easy peach summer dessert. It’s just one of many Puff Pastry Breakfast Recipes we love.
Tart with Puff Pastry
If you’re looking for alternatives to puff pastry, there are several options depending on the type of dish you’re making and the desired texture. Here are some alternatives you can consider:
- Shortcrust pastry is a versatile dough commonly used for pies, tarts, and quiches. It has a more crumbly texture compared to puff pastry but can work well as a substitute in savory and sweet dishes.
- Phyllo dough is a very thin, delicate pastry that is often used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. It creates a crispy and flaky texture, making it an excellent alternative for dishes like spanakopita, baklava, and various savory appetizers.
- Traditional pie dough or one of our 3 ingredient pie crusts, made with flour, butter, and water, is a great substitute for puff pastry in pies and tarts. It won’t be as light and flaky as puff pastry, but it still provides a delicious crust for your fillings.
Alternatives to Puff Pastry
- Croissant dough is another option for certain pastries and sweet treats. It is a buttery, laminated dough, similar to puff pastry, which can be used in recipes like almond croissants or filled pastries.
- Biscuit dough can work as a rustic alternative for certain dishes like pot pies or cobbler toppings. It’s easy to make and has a soft, fluffy texture.
- If you’re making savory turnovers or samosas, you can use samosa wrappers or other similar types of dough available in some grocery stores.
- Frozen cinnamon rolls that have been defrosted can be used too to add to the sweetness! Just thaw and roll out flat. In this case I would combine 3 of them or so and roll into a rectangular shape to use.
Remember that each alternative has its unique characteristics, and the final result may vary slightly from using puff pastry. Choose the option that best fits the dish you’re making and the taste and texture you’re aiming for. Whether it’s a pie, a savory pastry, or a sweet treat, these can still yield a delicious results.
Easy Puff Pastry Dessert
To prepare the dough in this case you will unfold defrosted sheets and lay on a very lightly floured surface. Place one sheet on top of the other to double the thickness.
Use a rolling pin to gently press and roll the 2 together ensuring it is all the same thickness. Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into 3 pieces that are about 6×4″ sizes.
How to Cut Puff Pastry Sheets
1. Thaw the Puff Pastry – Make sure to thaw it according to the package instructions if it is frozen.
2. Preheat the Oven – Preheat your oven to the temperature specified in your tart recipe.
3. Prepare the Work Surface – Lightly dust your work surface with flour to prevent the puff pastry from sticking.
4. Roll Out the Puff Pastry – Unfold onto the floured surface. Use a rolling pin to gently roll out the pastry sheet to an even thickness.
5. Cut Shapes – Depending on the type of tart you’re making, use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to cut the puff pastry dough into the desired shape and size.
6. Transfer to Baking Sheet or Pans – Lift the cut shapes and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or directly into tart pans.
7. Chill Dough – If your recipe calls for chilling the pastry before baking, place the baking sheet or tart pans in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes.
8. Add Fillings – Once your pastry is chilled (if required), add your desired tart fillings, such as fruits, custard, vegetables, or any other toppings as per your recipe.
9. Bake – Place puff pastry tarts in the preheated oven and bake according to your tart recipe instructions until golden brown and fully cooked.
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Peach Puff Pastry
- Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet or dish. Slice peaches, remove pit. Use slices from 1 medium peach for each puff pastry treat. Defrost puff pastry sheets.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spoon 1/2 tbsp honey in 3 lines on parchment. Lay about 6 slices of peaches overlapping slices a bit over the honey line. Drizzle remaining 1/2 tbsp honey on top of peaches.
- Unfold defrosted sheets and lay on a very lightly floured surface. Place one sheet on top of the other to double the thickness. Use a rolling pin to gently press and roll the 2 together ensuring it is all the same thickness. Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into 3 pieces that are about 6×4" sizes.
- Lay puff pastry piece over the row of fresh peaches and honey. Use fingers to seal all the edges pressed up against the paper so it can bake into 3 solid pieces.
- Whisk the egg in a dish and brush over the top of the dough to make golden brown. Bake in oven for 9-10 minutes or until top is golden brown. Take out, let cool for 10 minutes at least to solidify and stay together. Use spatula to flip upside down so fruit is now on the top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy.