Lately, I’ve been in the mood for quick and easy dishes. It’s hot, summer is busy, and sometimes I’d rather spend the daylight hours outside than inside in my kitchen. I have a list of dishes and desserts that I’ve been wanting to make now for a few months, but I just can’t bring myself to focus long enough on anything that takes more than a few steps. I’m sure that in a few weeks, I’ll be ready to start experimenting again with more complex dishes, but for now, quick and easy seems to be working well.
I know what you are thinking, another recipe with fruit? Of course. I can’t help myself with all the delicious summer produce available. I love seeing all the produce stands on the side of the road selling fresh peaches during the months of June and July. One of the best ways to enjoy fresh seasonal peaches is for dessert. Although I was tempted to add some type of berry to this recipe, I decided to just stick with peaches since they have their own unique flavor. The simple ingredients in this recipe create the perfect summer dessert.
For this peach crostata recipe, I use the same pie dough as I use for the blueberry pie recipe I posted a few weeks ago. You can use ready-made or store bought pie crust to have this delicious dessert ready in less than 25 minutes.
This peach crostata is the perfect way to use fresh seasonal peaches.
The simple flavors of the peaches, cinnamon and nutmeg combine to create a delicate, sweet pastry.
A perfect dessert ready in under 30 minutes!
Serve at room temperature or slightly warm with vanilla ice cream.
slightly adapted from Jenny Steffens Hobick