Chef John's Peach Tartlets

Chef John's Peach Tartlets

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"This recipe features the unusual and exotic Chinese five-spice powder. Peaches are a natural pairing for the aromatic blend of anise, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns, which usually make up this thousand-year-old spice."
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50 m servings 318 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 284 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  2. Whisk sugar and Chinese five-spice powder together in a small bowl. Beat egg and water together in another bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter foams, arrange peaches in a single layer in the skillet. Pour sugar mixture over the peaches; cook, turning peaches once, until sugar is melted, bubbling, and syrup has a tan color, about 2 minutes. Transfer peaches and syrup to a bowl to cool completely.
  4. Cut pie crusts into eight 4 1/2-inch rounds. Set rounds on prepared baking sheet and fold edges of each crust up to form a 1/2-inch rim. Brush each crust with egg mixture.
  5. Place 2 peach slices, pit-sides facing each other, in the center of each tart. Place 1 peach slice in center, skin-side up, in between the other two peaches. Drizzle excess syrup over the peaches.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and bubbling, about 15 minutes.


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Chef John has done it again. These are fantastic. I had to go to the Chinese items in grocery store to find the five spice powder. It made the tarts special.

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