60 years and a Jubilee Queen of tarts for the one and only Queen Elizabeth!

After receiving such a great reaction to my “King of tarts” post who better to dedicate the “Queen of tarts” to then a true queen and British icon Queen Elizabeth. As the UK prepares to celebrate her 60 years on the throne this weekend 2-5 June and with street parties being planned the length and breadth of the country here is a quick and easy dessert to add some colour to the table. I’ve made use of the first of the season’s white peaches from the south of Italy but if they haven’t yet arrived in your part of the world then you may need to find an alternative fruit to add colour to your tart.

Apple and Peach Jubilee Tart

Ingredients: 1 pack ready to use puff pastry, 2 apples, 2 peaches, 25g sliced almonds, 1-2 tbsp brown sugar, 50g water (marmalade – optional), mint leaves and icing sugar for decoration

Preparation: 15 mins + 25 mins cooking

1. Preheat oven to 200C and prepare a round baking tray with baking paper (you should find your pastry comes with some)

2. Place your pastry in the tray and if you want a more robust base to your tart spread a thin layer of marmalade. Otherwise keep it simple with just the fruit.

3. Finely slice the apples and cover the base of the pastry in a round pattern.

4. Next do the same with the peaches and place the slices in the gaps between the apples. The colour of the peach skin provides a great contrast with the apple.

5. In a  small pan heat the water and sugar to provide a glaze to pour over the fruit before placing the tart in the oven. Boil for c. 5-10 mins until the liquid reduces by half and your mixture is thick and sugary.

6. Drizzle the glaze evenly over the fruit. If you feel you don’t have enough simply repeat the process to create some more being careful not to flood the pastry. Top by sprinkling the sliced almonds over the top of the tart.

7. Bake for c. 25 mins in centre of hot oven.

8. Leave to cool slightly before eating. Serve with a sprinkle of icing sugar and some small mint leaves.


2 Responses to “60 years and a Jubilee Queen of tarts for the one and only Queen Elizabeth!”
  1. trialsinfood says:

    Beautiful! Fit for a queen!

  2. Malou says:

    Wow! This is something that I can bake for the parents-in-law who are coming this weekend. 😉

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