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Watch Pippa Mattei make a peach and almond tart, the perfect summer dessert to use up some of those sweet local peaches. 

Watch Pippa Mattei use succulent Maltese peaches to make a peach and almond tart

Peach and almond tart


  • 300g sweet short crust pastry
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 140g butter left out of fridge to soften
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 140 ground almonds
  • 50g plain flour
  • 3 peaches sliced
  • Apricot jam
  • Crème fraiche, to serve


  1. Prepare 300g sweet short crust pastry. Line a suitable flan dish with this and bake for 20 minutes till golden and set aside.
  2. Whisk the sugar and softened butter together until they are pale.
  3. Beat in the eggs and finally the ground almonds and flour.
  4. Spoon into your prepared pastry case, arrange the peach slices on top in a circle and bake for 45 minutes until golden.
  5. When cool, brush the apricot jam over the top.
  6. Serve with chilled crème fraiche.

Get more of Pippa Matttei’s recipes in her books 25 Years In A Maltese Kitchen, Pippa’s Festa and now Fil-Kcina ma’ Pippa, now available at leading bookstores.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 12 June, 2015.