Spiced Honey Peach Mini Tarts

Spiced Honey Peach Mini Tarts

Peach season- my favorite time of the summer! What am I saying- my favorite time of the year!! Peaches are so juicy, delicious and just plain amazing. 

What brings fresh peaches to a whole other level are these spiced mini tarts. You may make the dough/shells ahead of time and then these are a quick and easy recipe to pop in the oven when you have special guests coming over for a barbecue, when you want to give a friend a special gift, or whenever you want some peach goodness!

I hope to make it out to the you-pick peach farm in the next week or two to pick a ton of my favorite fruit too! 

Enjoy our tarts & summer! Yum!

Tart Dough: 

1 1/4 cups brown rice flour blend (see recipe below) or use a gluten free flour blend (I like Bob's Red Mill or Namaste all purpose gf flour mix) 

1 tablespoon organic sugar

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons coconut oil

1 large egg

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Ice water

Mix together the brown rice flour blend (or use a packaged gluten free flour mix), 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum and salt in the bowl of a large food processor. Add in the 6 tablespoons coconut oil and process until the mixture is a coarse meal. 

In a separate bowl with a small wire whisk or fork, whisk together the egg and lemon juice. 

Slowly pour the egg-lemon juice mixture into the food processor and pulse. Add small amounts of ice water 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is moist and clumps together. 

Gather the dough into a ball and flatten out into a disk. Wrap the disk in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Then, roll out between plastic wrap or parchment paper. Cut out circles with a 3" or so circle cutter and place in a tart pan. Push down each circle to form a tart shell with your fingers. You will have 12 tart shells. Put the tart shells into the freezer for about 20-30 minutes before baking. 

 

Brown Rice Flour Blend: 

6 cups brown rice flour

2 cups arrowroot starch (or potato flour) 

1 cup tapioca flour

Mix together in a bowl with a wire whisk. You will have extra for another baking project later. 

 

Peach Mixture: 

2 cups peeled and cut up peaches (cut into small cubes)

1/4 cup honey

1/8 cup tapioca flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Mix together all of the above ingredients well in a medium bowl. 

 

Tart Assembly: 

Heat the oven to 350F. 

1. Fill each tart shell with 2-3 tablespoons of the peach mixture- fill them well. 

2. Place a pastry cut-out on top of each tart. Brush with water and sprinkle with a little organic sugar.

3. Bake the tarts for 15-20 minutes or until the tarts and  topping is golden brown. 

Let cool slightly and enjoy! These make a delicious accompaniment to tea!