Hi all– OK, OK, just one more peach recipe!! I’ve had this one on my Pinterest board for months. It calls for canned peaches (!), but I wanted to try it with fresh summer peaches and now’s the time!
Made it for my Monday ladies who came in the door this week. And Larry and I split the leftover piece watching the Angel Baseball game on tv–sweet and peachy!! Hope you still have peaches at the market so you can give it a try!
PEACHES & CREAM TART
1 white cake mix
1/3 cup butter (2/3 stick), room temperature*
2 eggs, divided
3 large yellow peaches
8 oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. amaretto (or vanilla)**
In a mixing bowl cut together the cake mix, butter and 1 egg with a pastry blender (or 2 forks) until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside one cup of the mixture for later.
Take the remaining mixture in the bowl and press it into a 9″x 13″ baking dish (or 12″ tart pan) that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Pop it into a 350 degree oven for just 10 minutes.
While that’s cooking, peel, pit and cut the 3 peaches into 1″ chunks. When the baked crumb layer comes out of the oven spread the peaches over the top.
With an electric mixer beat together the cream cheese, 1 egg, sugar and amaretto until it is creamy (just a couple minutes). Drizzle it over the peaches.
Then take the remaining 1 cup of crumb mixture, that you saved out earlier, and sprinkle it over the top of everything. Return it to the 350 oven and bake for 30 minutes more until it’s slightly browned on top. Delicious hot or cooled.
*If your retrieving the butter from the fridge (like me), pop it into the microwave for 8 to 10 seconds to soften to room temperature.
**I used amaretto because I have a big bottle on hand– keep it in place of almond extract because it’s about a tenth the price and lasts forever in the cupboard. The original recipe called for vanilla.