Monday, September 28, 2009

Peach Puzzle

This is a great dessert for using up fresh peaches. An added bonus is how easy it is to make. The hardest part is flipping the pie pan over without spilling the sauce. I managed to only lose about 1/4 of the caramel sauce with my flip. This dessert would be great served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The peaches blended well with the caramel sauce. The biscuit like bottom was nice and tasty too. If you have a few fresh peaches left give this recipe a try.

Peach Puzzle
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Peaches and Syrup
7 medium peaches, peeled
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
6 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces and chilled
6 tablespoons milk

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place a 6 ounce custard cup or ramekin upside down in the center of a 9 inch pie plate and arrange the peaches around the cup. Combine the brown sugar, water, butter, vanilla, and salt in a medium saucepan and stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the butter melts, about 5 minutes. Pour the syrup over the peaches.

Pulse the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt in a food processor until blended. Add the butter and pulse until the flour mixture is pale yellow and resembles course cornmeal. Turn the mixture into a medium bowl.

Using a rubber spatula, fold the milk into the flour mixture, pressing the mixture against the side of the bowl to form the dough. Squeeze the dough together and flatten into a disk. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 9 inch circle. Lay the dough directly over the peaches and press and fit the dough so that it fits snugly around the peaches. Do not attach the dough to the pie plate. Bake until the top is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer the pie plate to a rack and let cool for 30 minutes.

Place a large rimmed serving plate over the top of the pie plate and quickly invert the puzzle onto the plate. Cut into wedges around each peach and serve, pouring syrup over each portion.

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