KT Dunn is a Midwest native who enjoys cooking, baking, and experimenting with new recipes.
Gorgeous Summertime Dessert
This is a fun and easy version of a basic free-form fruit tart, or galette, using fresh nectarines and some everyday packaged ingredients. I like to use nectarines rather than peaches because there is no need to remove the smooth skins, and they add color to the finished tart. Peach gelatin instead of granulated sugar adds mild sweetness and a bit of depth to the flavors.
Following is the recipe for this summertime treat, along with a photo guide of the process in four easy steps.
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4 to 6 servings
- 4 large nectarines (about 2 pounds), sliced
- 1 (3 oz.) box peach-flavored gelatin mix
- 1 store-bought pie crust
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
- 2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons corn starch
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment or nonstick foil. It is preferable to use a pan that has sides, so as to catch escaping juices during baking.
- Wash and slice the nectarines.
- In a large bowl, toss the nectarine slices with the vanilla extract.
- In a small bowl, combine the peach gelatin, corn starch, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Toss the gelatin/corn starch/spice mixture with the nectarine slices until well combined.
- Unroll the pie crust and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Carefully pile the nectarine mixture in the center of the crust, leaving about a 2-inch margin around the edges.
- Fold up the sides of the crust all around, tucking it into pleats as you go.
- Brush the crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
- Place the baking sheet on the center rack of the oven, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until well-browned and cooked through.
Step-by-Step Photo Guide
Slice and serve warm or cold, topped with whipped cream or ice cream.