Thursday, August 4, 2011


was dessert for Yayas.Do you remember when I told you we were working on a project involving a lot of wood? You're getting a little sneak peek - we are building a patio (meaning, my incredibly talented man is). It's going to be amazing when it's finished. Anyway, Yayas was at my house and we ate dinner on our semi-finished patio.

The table cloth you see, was hand embroidered by my Great-Grandmother, Rachel Elizabeth Smith Daniels. The photo on the right, shows the center top.

On our delicious collaborative menu:

Main Dish - Red Lentil Artichoke Stew over thin spaghetti, chicken tenders
Side Dish - Sesame Green Beans, Green Salad loaded with the works
Drink - Perrier
Dessert - French Rustic Peach Tart with vanilla ice cream

You want this recipe. You really, really do.


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 tsp salt
6 TBSP cold Earth Balance butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup ice cold water

Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Incorporate butter, leaving small sized pieces. Slowly mix in water. Return dough to bowl, cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.


2 pounds sliced peaches
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted**

Toss together first three ingredients. Roll out dough into a circle, the more imperfect it is, the better. Place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle almonds over the dough (leave approximately a 2 inch border), pile peaches on top of almonds and fold dough over the peaches.


1 TBSP Earth Balance butter
1 TBSP apricot preserves
1TBSP sugar

Heat in a small saucepan until melted. Brush over dough and drizzle the remaining glaze on peaches.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425, reduce heat to 350 and bake for 20 more minutes. Serve alone or with ice cream.

**Next time I make it, I am going to roughly chop the sliced almonds.


Nancy said...

The pie looks seriously GOOD!!

Katie said...

Your pie looks amazing...I'm so glad you shared the recipe! And I can't wait to see more pictures of your project!

Sherri said...

Looks like your nailing all of my favorite summer fruits! this peach tart looks divine!

The Mulligan Family said...

Everything was delicious Laura. Really loved the pie and the artichoke lentil stew was A-MAZING!!!

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