Wednesday 27 May 2015

Peach Rose Tarts

In my last BFF baking session cum gathering with my baking "kakis" (good friends), we used puff pastry to make the easy yet pretty looking Apple Rose Tarts together. One of my friends asked if we could use other fruits like peach to make like rose tarts.  I'm not sure if using the puff pastry sheet to roll the peach slices is "do-able" since we do not have any fresh or canned peach on hand. Well, it thus gave me the idea to make peach rose tarts.  I've made mini fruit tarts before, so tried out shaping the peach slices like rose.  Hee ... hee .. quite difficult to assemble the peach slices as slippery to pick and hold even I've pat them dry. I tried using chopsticks to pick but failed too.  Anyway, at last managed to shape them look abit like roses ^-^ 

For the tart crust and cream cheese filling, I used the recipes adapted from Joy of Baking : Shortbread Tarts & Cream Cheese Filling
As my big kids love cream cheese, I added more and reduced the whipped cream slightly.
Below my version with slight changes made to quantity and baked as mini tarts using aluminium foil cups.

Peach Rose Tarts
(Yields 14 small tarts in aluminium foil cups)

Ingredient for Shortbread Tarts:
227 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
50 grams confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar
200 grams all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.5 tablespoon corn flour
Pinch of salt

Method :

1) In a mixing bowl, use electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar together (1 -2 minutes) until smooth.

2) Beat in the vanilla extract.  Followed by the flour, corn flour and salt and mix just until incorporated. Lightly knead to shape the dough to form a ball with hand.  (If the shortbread dough is too soft to roll into balls, cover and refrigerate for about 30-60 minutes).
3) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Place rack in center of oven.

4) Divide and weigh dough into smaller balls. {25g each for aluminium foil cup} Fill dough into foil cup. With your fingertips, press the dough onto the bottom and up the sides of the individual aluminium foil cup. Rest about 5 mins before tidying the edge with a knife or scrapper.  Lightly prick bottom of pastry crust with the tines of a small fork (this will prevent the dough from puffing up as it bakes).

5) Once filled, put all the unbaked shells onto baking sheet/tray and bake for about 20 minutes or until the crust dry and lightly golden brown.
6) Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Ingredients for the Cream Filling:
80 ml whipping cream
170g Light cream cheese (soften it or cut into smaller pieces if straight from the fridge)
1 tablespoon confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 small can of Peach.  Rinse the peaches with water, drained and slice the peaches thinly and pat dry with kitchen towel.
*note: the peaches are soaked in heavy syrup, a rinse with water makes them slightly easier to handle.

Use electric mixer to beat the whipping cream in medium-high speed (about 3 minutes).

Add in the sugar and vanilla extract.  Followed by the cream cheese and lemon juice, mix just until soft peaks form.  Spoon the filling into a piping bag. (omit this step if you prefer using a spoon to scoop the filling onto the crust).

To assemble the mini Peach Rose Tarts: 
1. Once the mini crusts are cool, pipe the cream cheese filling onto the crust.
2. Arrange the slices of peach slice by slice, starts from the center, making them to form like a rose shape.
3. Place the tarts in air-tight container with cover, refrigerate the tarts for a few hours before enjoying them.

Well, obviously they couldn't wait to try them for supper though I made these sweet treats for our dessert the next day.
  Do they look like lovely yellow roses ?
At least my big boy said "Pretty, like flower"
Have a sweet lovely day :D 

I'm submitting this post to the Best Recipes for Everyone May 2015 Event (Theme: My Favourite Desserts) organized by Fion of XuanHom's Mom and co-hosted by Aunty Young. 


  1. They are so pretty looking roses! Must be very tasty tarts with the peach.

    1. Thanks, Nancy. My big kids loved these cream cheese peach tarts.

  2. That look gorgeous! And especially I love peaches; bet it must taste real yummylicious!!

    1. Thanks Mel. My kids loved it... I may try with mango and explore another flavour cos I'm not a big fan of cream cheese.

  3. Simply beautiful. Like your moving picture, hehehe!

    1. Thank you, Kimmy. I find the 'shuttering' pic quite cute too :D

  4. Hi Karen, this creative adaption of the apple rose tart is really beautiful! It sure sounds delicious with the cream cheese. Thanks for sharing it to BREE!

  5. Hi Karen, what a beautiful dessert you shared today, very clever to use peaches with your cream cheese filling.

  6. Hi Karen, what a beautiful dessert you shared today, very clever to use peaches with your cream cheese filling.


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