Fresh summer peaches tossed together with orange zest, sugar, thyme leaves, and cinnamon for a delicious super simple dessert. These gorgeous single-serve tarts are made using flaky puff pasty sheet served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled in a caramel sauce for extra good measure.
Desserts made with puff pastry are almost always guaranteed to be a success. They’re a no fuss and huge time saver alternative, especially for anyone who isn’t a great baker. Puff pastry is always good to have on hand in the freezer as a fall back/ back pocket option. And honestly who doesn’t love a good flaky pastry.
I’ve been looking forward to making something with peaches this year. I had these peach Aperol spritz pops in mind a while back but gave up waiting for Aperol to come back in stock.. is it just me or does there seems to be a shortage every year? Must make a note to load up on a few bottles next time I see some. Whenever I get my hands on some i’ll def be attempting to make these. Maybe not this year but this time next year. So be on the lookout for these!
With a cocktail in mind, the inspiration for these tarts came from an old fashioned and a bourbon julep. I pulled the orange flavours, thyme and bourbon from these two cocktails and thought it would pair nicely with fresh peaches and warmed it up a bit with a hint of cinnamon.
I’m so impressed with the flavour pairings and how it turned out. I’m blown away at how tasty they turned out and there’s nothing fancy going on here except for making a homemade caramel and adding some bourbon but that is completely optional. With summer coming to an end I can’t think of anything better to transition into fall. You get a little bit of summer peaches and a taste of some warm fall favourite flavours.
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