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Stone fruit, like peaches, nectarines, and plums, are in season here so I’ve been buying them in droves.  (Apparently as soon as I get to the market I forget that it’s only Mike and I that I’m buying food for!  :) )  There are so many great ways to use up an overabundance of fruit, such as pies, cobblers, crisps, and jams, but instead of making something sweet with the fruit I wanted something savory.  This tart is a nice balance of flavors and the great thing is you can customize it with your favorite stone fruit.  It makes a really lovely appetizer, snack, or addition to brunch.

I’m sending this recipe to Chaya of Sweet and Savory for My Meatless Mondays!

Savory Stone Fruit Tart

(Yield:  9 appetizer-sized servings)

1 TB balsamic vinegar

1 TB honey

Dash salt and pepper

1 sheet (1/2 lb) puff pastry

3 small-medium (about 10-12 oz) nectarines (or any stone fruit you like), thinly sliced

2 oz goat cheese, crumbled

1 egg beaten with 1 TB water (for eggwash)

Fresh mint leaves (optional, for garnish)

If frozen, thaw the puff pastry at room temperature for 40 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the balsamic vinegar, honey, and a dash of salt and pepper; stir and simmer until slightly thickened (about 1-2 minutes).

Unfold the puff pastry so that it forms a 9- by 10-inch rectangle (or roll it out with a light dusting of four so that it forms a rectangle this size).  Place the puff pastry on top of the prepared baking sheet.  Line up the nectarine slices in 3 columns on the puff pastry so that they overlap slightly, leaving a 1-inch border all the way around.  Sprinkle the crumbled goat cheese on top, then drizzle on the balsamic reduction.  Lightly brush the border with eggwash (you will have extra eggwash).  Bake about 20 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden.

Cool slightly before cutting, then sprinkle on fresh mint leaves.

Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. What a great looking tart! So refreshing to see a savoury application for stonefruit.

  2. I love fruit and goat cheese, putting it on puff pastry is perfect.

  3. I love the idea of using nectarines in a baked dish that’s not a dessert… this sounds great!

  4. This looks yummy. I’ll bet the fruit and the goat cheese make a wonderful combination. I was also looking for a cheese-fruit combination a week or two ago when our peach tree was fully loaded, and ended up making a cheese ball with diced peaches in it, rolled in nuts. Needless to say, it did not last long ;)

  5. Mmmmm this looks amazing! My favorite part is the addition of goat cheese…amazing! Oh and I know all about buying tons of fresh produce. I just joined an apple CSA and I’m about to receive 120lbs. of apples, 40lbs. of pears and a few pumpkins…eek!

  6. I love stone fruit! I wish it were in season here now…=[ Especially after seeing this tart- it looks so good!

  7. Hi Faith, thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you enjoyed the approaching thunder storm.

    Wish I could send you some fruit and veg from my garden, I have more than I can cope with:-) Diane

  8. this looks really delicious!! love the color on it :) you’ve done a good jobbb!!!


  9. I love much more savory tart than sweet ones! :D This looks scrumptious!

  10. I love the simplicity, yet elegant approach in showcasing this beautiful fruit. “)

  11. If this was an appetizer, I wouldn’t need the entree or dessert. Seriously, this looks so satisfying with the lovely stone fruit and cheese, not to mention buttery pastry, I wouldn’t need anything else to be absolutely content. ;)

  12. How beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat…almost! I bought a springform pan off so I can make your last recipe! I want to try them all! :)

  13. Oh Faith! What a lovely fruit tart…and great combination of flavors.

  14. Stone fruits are so awesome right now! I love the idea of a savory tart…I could so go for something like this for lunch.

  15. This looks simple and easy to make. Savoury and sweet…I would love that. Thanks very much for sharing.

  16. I’m lovin’ the sweet savoury combination of tastes, its a real favourite of mine putting these tastes together. This looks great.

  17. What a stunningly beautiful tart! I’ve never considered making a savory fruit tart, but it makes perfect sense! Cheese and fruit are perfect companions. Thanks!

  18. Veronica M. says:

    I love the rustic look of this tart–it’s so pretty!

  19. I wish I had a serving of that right now…..yum!

  20. It is a lovely tart and looks very tasty too! Wonderful way to use the fruit in season now!

  21. I had something similar to this in Europe which was when I discovered my love for the sweet/savory combination. It looks delicious Faith!

  22. I never thought of savory fruit tart, Faith! But I think this will work well.

  23. Beautiful! I could go for a slice right now, in fact. Such a great idea, Faith!

  24. Faith this is such a clever way of using up all of the fruit (and like you we often forget there are just two of us! :P). Making it savoury is so clever!

  25. Who says peaches are just for dessert? This is stunning Faith! I love the flavors you used and the puff pastry makes it extra special. Delicious!

  26. Faith,

    The savory stone fruit recipe is a great idea. Love the photos. I’ll take that one slice in the photo please!

  27. i’ve recently come to decide that sweet, juicy nectarines and salty, tangy goat cheese is a combination that makes me really happy. awesome, awesome tart!

  28. The goat cheese and fresh mint really make this tart special. Just perfect!

  29. Heavenly Housewife says:

    This is so beautiful. I love how you’ve combined sweet and savoury elements. And that little garnish of mint must really set it off :)
    *kisses* HH

  30. Beautiful! Love the flavor combinations on this!

  31. 5 Star Foodie says:

    Terrific idea to make a savory fruit tart and it’s perfect topped with goat cheese.

  32. I don’t know if I can think of anything better than pastry, stone fruit and goat cheese…this looks delicious!

  33. A very unique and delicious combination! I have some Damson in the fridge, which I can use to make a pie too.

  34. Your tart looks absolutely gorgeous. I wish i had a bite right now.

  35. Sweet and savory combo i love it. Nice stone fruit tart Faith. I am in love with it.

  36. Mm I love sweet and savory combinations. What a great way to enjoy the stone fruit while it’s still around.

  37. Tarts look like so much fun. I have yet to make one but have seen some fun looking recipes for them. This looks soooo good with all the fruit. And I love goat cheese!

  38. I love the idea of this, Faith. I don’t think people use the savory personality of fruit nearly enough… it was the way to go 400 years ago! I can imagine this would be awesome with a barbecue menu!!!

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