Fresh peaches are in season and my Easy No-Bake Peach Tart is a delicious way to showcase the supersweet farm-fresh peaches.
Updated from the original post dated July 2011.
For this wonderful fresh creamy concoction, I only needed the oven for a few minutes to bake the tart shell, after that, it was as easy as pie or should I say tart?
Of Course, you can buy a prebaked tart shell or pie shell and not have to worry about the oven at all.
One of the easiest pies to make, and the perfect treat on a hot summer’s day, cold and creamy with those luscious fresh peach slices.
What ingredients do I need to make No-Bake Peach Pie?
Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make my no-bake peach tart. In Chef Speak this is called the “Mise en Place” which translates to “Everything in its Place”.
Not only does setting your ingredients up ahead of time speed up the cooking process, it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.
*If you can’t get a hold of fresh peaches, frozen peaches will work.
How do I make the pie crust for the tart?
I love using a food processor to make pie crusts, it takes all the work out of making the dough.
- Add the flour, sugar, and salt to the bowl of a food processor.
- Pulse the mixture for a few seconds until combined.
- Add cold butter to the flour mixture.
- Pulse until mixture becomes crumbly and resembles coarse meal, about 15 pulses. *If you don’t have a food processor, you can do this by using a pastry cutter.
- Add the egg to the mixture.
- Pulse until the dough is no longer dry and starts to clump together for about 10-15 seconds. *Do not process to the point that a large ball of dough is formed; rather the dough should be quite crumbly with large clumps.
Preheat oven to 375F and place rack in the center.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a ball. It should come together easily without being sticky.
- Flatten the ball slightly with your hands to form a thick disc. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. *After 1 hour, remove the dough from the fridge and allow it to sit for a few minutes before using.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into an 11-inch circle.
- Gently place the dough into a 9-inch tart pan (preferably with a removable bottom) and using a knife, trim the edges of the pastry to fit the tart pan.
- Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. *This will help prevent the dough from shrinking.
- Press parchment paper or aluminum foil tightly against the crust, covering the edges to prevent them from burning. Fill with pie weights, dried beans, or uncooked rice, making sure they’re fully distributed over the entire surface.
- Bake crust for 25-30 minutes, until foil no longer sticks to the dough. Transfer crust to a wire rack and remove weights and foil.
- After cooling, carefully remove the tart crust from the pan. Allow the tart shell to continue cooling on the wire rack.
If you’d rather not make the pie crust, you can always buy the pie dough sheets and just roll it out a bit, or buy the frozen pie crust.
What to go without an oven? Pick up a graham cracker premade pie shell.
How do I make the filling for a No-Bake Peach Tart?
- Add the mascarpone, cream cheese, and confectioners’ sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer.
- blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Add the lemon zest and vanilla extract to the cream cheese mixture.
- Blend the ingredients until smooth.
- In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks appear.
- Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture.
- Mix the cream cheese mixture and whipped cream just until blended.
- Spread the mixture into the pie crust.
- Top with the peach slices.
- In a small saucepan or microwave bowl heat the peach preserves
- Brush the peaches with the liquefied peach preserves, this will add a nice glaze to the dessert.
- Refrigerate the tart for at least 1 hour or overnight before serving.
Wouldn’t your friends and family love to sit down to a slice of this creamy peach pie tart? Why not surprise them with this delicious dessert tonite? I promise there’ll be smiles around the table.
Yes, you can. The cream cheese- mascarpone filling is a great way to showcase your favorite fruits. Try strawberries, blueberries, nectarines and even pineapple. Making a mixed berry tart would also make a beautiful and delicious dessert.
*Remember to use the same flavor jelly as the fruit topping.
You sure can. I like the creamy texture of mascarpone and it doesn’t have the same tang as cream cheese. That lets the flavor of the fruit shine through. But you can most certainly use all cream cheese to make this dessert.
No, you don’t. The glaze is just to make it look prettier and add a little bit of the peach flavor.