The funny thing about shopping in a Japanese grocery store as a foreigner is that you tend to buy stuff just because you recognize it – for example, puff pastry is the most familiar item among random Japanese frozen food entrées, so of course we had to pick it up (never mind the fact that we didn’t really have a plan). Luckily things came together quickly. At home I noticed a white peach sitting on the counter that was nearing the end of its lifetime. It was so simple to make these little tarts, and they got the husband’s approval, which is always a good thing. I think next time I’ll use yellow peaches, but the white ones did have a nice subtle, sweet flavor!
1 sheet of puff pastry, defrosted
1 peach, cut into 8 slices
- Cut the puff pastry in half, and flatten each half a little with the palm of your hand.
- Place 4 peach slices in the middle of each half, dot with butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
- Fold up the edges of the pastry around the peaches, brush them with a little milk and pinch them in place to create something that resembles a tart.
- Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes, or whenever they look golden and lovely.