Peach season means fresh peaches galore, but they’re also a tasty addition to recipes — like this peach cookie tart. You’ll need just five ingredients to pull this one together!
If you’ve got fresh peaches, give this fresh peach pie recipe a try, too.
Why is it that sugar cookies are relegated to December? Maybe it’s the fact that making and shaping cookies can take time; great for family holiday baking, but a bit time intensive when we’re busy with life.
Making the dough, though, is pretty easy. And this peach tart recipe only requires that you press the dough into a tart pan. Also pretty easy. So it’s a great way to indulge in the flavor of sugar cookies with less work (and more fruit!).
How to make cookie dough peach tart
Cookie Dough – Check out this homemade sugar cookie dough below.
Cream Cheese – Eight ounces of softened cream cheese will be the delicious frosting of this recipe.
Powdered Sugar & Vanilla – Add half a cup of powdered sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract into the mix.
Peach – One sliced peach makes up the sweet topping of this dessert.
Start by making batch of this homemade sugar cookie dough. One batch is enough to make two 9-inch tarts. Make two tarts, or freeze one half for later. To use another time, just thaw dough at room temperature and proceed as directed.)
Preheat your oven to 375° and mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and cream cheese to make the frosting. Press the dough evenly into a round tart pan and cook for 10 minutes. After pulling the dough out of the oven, spread the cream cheese frosting on it.
Finally, slice the peach, and add on top. You’ll have an easier time slicing freestone peaches if you can find them. These peaches come easily off of the pit, whereas clingstone peaches do not.
To break the freestone peach flesh away from its pit, make a cut from the stem to the bottom of the peach and back up again. Make sure to cut all the way to the stone. Give each half a little twist in opposite directions and they’ll pop apart into two halves. Remove the peach pit and cut the halves into slices.
The pretty peach tart pictured here uses a single peach, but if you’ve got an abundance of fresh peaches — or other fruit, really! — load ’em on! It’s like a fruit pizza.
What are the benefits of peaches?
Peaches provide a number of potential health benefits. They’re abundant in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Are peaches sweet or sour?
Generally, white peaches are very sweet some acidity, while yellow-fleshed peaches are more acidic coupled with sweetness.
How should you store peaches?
Once ripe, the best way to keep peaches fresh is in a bag with large holes. Make sure that they are stored from other fruits if they are not in a refrigerator.
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- 1/2 recipe sugar cookie dough
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 peach, sliced
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease a 9-inch tart pan with butter or oil.
- Press cookie dough down into the tart pan and up along the sides of the pan.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cookie crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
- Using a stand or hand held mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Spread over the top of the cookie layer.
- Cut peach into slices, arranging them around the tart.
Makes 8-10 servings.
A single peach sliced onto the tart makes a pretty presentation, but if you've got lots of peaches on hand? Feel free to layer on more!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g
Originally published in June 2021, this post has been updated.