Peach Crumble Tart: Homemade Heaven!

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Hi everyone! I hope all of you are well and are having a chance to enjoy some summer holidays! I have not been blogging much because I am enjoying my free time by cooking and baking and visiting family. I have been having a ball. Free time is a glorious thing and I have about one month left of holidays before school starts again. I love free time but a routine is a good thing too. There is a curious paradox that you don´t know the value of work until you have free time and you don´t know the value of free time until you have work. I am still in my phase where I am valuing my wonderful free time.

My husband´s last day of work was this last Monday. Yes, he has holidays too! I knew that I had to plan a special meal for him. One of the things I had planned was my recipe that was scheduled in my cooking group Cookthebookfridays . The recipe was David Lebovitz´s Apricot Crumble Tart. I had searched for some good apricots but they tasted sour so I decided to substitute the apricots for some yummy peaches. A perfect summer treat! Well, Monday arrived and you know what? I did not feel like baking at all. Not. At. All. Still, I thought about my husband´s last day and I figured he deserved a treat because he had been working so hard. So, I reluctantly got to work and went through the various steps in order to make the tart.

And it ended up looking so beautiful!

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I wondered if my husband would like it as much as other cakes I have made in the past. He is more of a chocolate person when it comes to cakes. His jaw dropped when he saw it and he said that the occasion called for a tea.

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And then he tasted it. To my surprise, he told me that it was his new favourite cake and that it was to be renamed, ¨Hubby´s cake¨. I confess we both loved it. The peaches were simply gorgeous and the crumble on top was wonderful. The taste of the crust was so good and it was easy to work with when spreading it on the bottom and sides of the springboard pan. We had a slice for breakfast the next day. it was a bit naughty, but why not?

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If any of you are interested in this recipe, you can find it  here . It takes some time to make it but it is WELL WORTH the effort! I will be taking this recipe over to Fiesta Friday where other bloggers celebrate the weekend by sharing recipes. This week´s co-hosts for the ven are Su at  Su´s Healthy Living  and Laura at Feast Wisely Do check it out!

Enjoy your weekend!

xxxx Natascha

61 thoughts on “Peach Crumble Tart: Homemade Heaven!

  1. It looks fantastic, a great dessert for the whole family. I love peaches, and so does my little one.
    On a totally different note, l’m really excited that l’ve got my dessert ready for the Around the world recipe challenge yaay
    When will the link be open? Xx

  2. I used peaches too, and like your husband, mine definitely grumbles when the fruit is broken out (but he always eats it!). We both enjoyed this as well. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

  3. Sounds like you’ve been enjoying your time off: having the time to bake, time for tea and time for two. The peach tart looks so scrumptious and perfect. Happy summer!

    1. Thank you so much! I have been enjoying the time off! Just having the time to do what you want noew and then is necessary. Feasting on a peach tart is an added bonus haha! Take care and thanks again! xxxx

    1. Oh thank you so much! There is always a slice left you ;)! I got the cake plate last year in London! It is in the House of Commons shop and you can get it online! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. David Lebovitz recently commented that he sometimes eats a piece of gateau (cake) in the mornings too – I might have to try it 🙂 I bet this tart tastes wonderful with coffee

  5. Homemade heaven sounds like an accurate description for this dessert! I love peaches, and crumble so I would absolutely love this. It is so sweet that your husband wanted to rename the dessert after him. That just makes baking worth it, doesn’t it?! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it with us as well at Fiesta Friday!

    1. Thank you so much Shari! Like you say, it makes the baking and every effort worth it when someone appreciates something so much! I love peaches too but it is the crumble that seems to bring out the flavour so well! Thanks again and enjoy your weekend! xxx

  6. Your tart looks so perfect. I love that your husband renamed the tart, that is cute. I would
    like to try this with peaches as I am not too fond of apricots. Next time!

    1. Thank you so much! I wasn´t expecting him to rename it but I was so glad that he loved itso much! The peaches are just lovely and the ones I bought were not too ripe! It worked out well! Have a great weekend! xxxx

  7. I’m so happy to know this was delicious with peaches. This was a perfect celebration treat for your husband’s last day of work.

    1. Thank you so much! I was a bit worried about using the springform but it worked out so well! The mold came off easily and itwas a relief! 😉 The crumble is just fantastic and like you say..I can´t get enough of peaches either! Have a great weekend! xxx

  8. Hi Natascha – thanks for sharing as part of Fiesta Friday – I love a good crumble and this one looks perfect for any season. I especially like the crusty sides (as my crumbles are normally only crumbly on top)…….you can link your post (or future ones) to the blogs of the week’s co-hosts to qualify for features selection at Fiesta Friday (this week’s its myself at Feast Wisely and Su at Su’s Healthy Kitchen)…….Laura

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for the advice and for taking the time to comment! I will do the link now! The crusty sides are so good! Thanks again and enjoy your weekend! xxxx

  9. Lovely peach tart especially with that topping. I have a couple of David’s cookbooks and he does know how to bake! Peaches are in and I should have gone to the market this morning. I can never have too many!

    1. Thank you so much! His recipes in “My Paris Kitchen” are lovely! So true,you can’t have too many peaches! I just love them! Enjoy your weekend! 😘😘😘😘😘😘

  10. What a lovely tea set! And so perfect with this tart. I’ve got some peaches in the refrigerator and I’m tempted to make the tart all over again with them! Yours turned out beautifully.

      1. We have this famous hand pie in the Philippines called “Peach Mango Pie” and I loved it. I just thought this would be great with mangoes, too. 😀

  11. I just, just bought a big basket of Niagara peaches. Hmmmmmm, now I am inspired, thanks! On a totally different note, I will be in Spain for 2 weeks in September. I was hoping to make a little jump over to Madrid and try to connect with you but it won’t work out this time :(. We are spending most of our time in Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada and Valencia. I would have loved to meet you in person for a quick coffee. You are an awesome, fun and dedicated blogger. And I always learn a lot through your posts. Especially about other bloggers. We are hoping to buy a small vacation flat in the Ampolla area for our retirement so I will be back in Spain for sure and hopefully, you will also want to connect :). Cheers to you and your wonderful blog!

    1. Wow! First, thank you, thank you and thank you! I never expected to be told such nice things about myself. Blogging has been a great way to ¨meet¨new people and to learn new things. I hope you do come to Madrid because it would be lovely to meet you! September is a good time to com to Spain. The heat subsides a bit! You are going to a beautiful area of Spain and you will have a ball! Spain is not a bad place to retire either. The cost of living is not so expensive. I think I truly learned to appreciate the relatively low cost of food and wine for example after visiting France. The prices were pretty surprising! Thank you again for taking the time to let me know how much you appreciate my blog. Have a fantastic holiday and looking forward to meeting you!! xxxxxxxxxxxx

      1. Thank you Natascha! We will be in Barcelona during La Mèrce, it should be epic. Cheers to you, I’m sure we will connect one of those days 😊

  12. Your hubby is a lucky man! This cake looks delicious! I think peaches are this years favourite in any shape or form! 🙂

    1. haha! I agree! For breakfast it is a bit naughty but who cares? You are allowed to be a bit naughty on holiday! You are also right about the fruit! Seeing what our blogging friends bosted, it is clear that any fruit can be used! Love that!!

  13. I couldn’t find good apricots either, Natascha. Our Colorado crop suffered an early freeze last Spring. I did find sweet cherries which I used with success but my next choice would have been peaches. Our Colorado peaches are fabulous albeit small right now but I intend to make this exact same recipe with them. Good to know it’s a winner although I had no doubt. Your tart looks beautiful, just perfect. I did like making it in a springform pan because I like the taller edge. Great recipe. I love this cookbook. Enjoy your well-earned vacation.

    1. Thanks a million, Mary! It must have been divine with cherries! I agree with you about the springform. The high edges were perfect. This cookbook is wonderful and I even bought a copy for my mom.Great things should be shared! Thank you again! xxxxxxxxx

  14. You all weren’t naughty for having a bit for breakfast the next day! That is the best part of having such a lovely bit of baked goodness in the house! 😀 This sounds amazing btw – if I find some good peaches am totally going to try it.

    1. Oh thank you soooo much! It was lovely and the crumble was so good! I hope you do try it! Some others adapted the recipe to other fruit and apparently it worked really well! Thinking of trying it with figs or pears! Thanks again, my friend xxxx

  15. Your “hubby’s cake” looks fantastic. I too enjoy different foods for breakfast, I was never a bacon and eggs type of gal. Why not? Good for you to make it when you didn’t feel up to baking.

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