Lately, I’ve been into making fruit desserts. Not sure why. I think because I love peaches. And I love this Peach Torte with vanilla bean ice cream.
I received this Peach Torte recipe from my sweet friend, Ann Seymour. Prepared and baked correctly the Peach Torte is the most fabulous-tasting and easy recipe I make. You’ll be slurping up every last syrupy spoonful of deliciousness.
I do use a torte pan – it’s actually a Pampered Chef edged baking stone approximately 11 inches in diameter. But a 9×9 cake pan will work great too. I tried to double this recipe for a 9×13 pan and WAS NOT impressed. The topping just did not set up right. If you need more dessert, make it in two separate torte or 9×9 pans. (No need to coat the pans.)
Here’s the thing about this recipe that you need to pay attention to:
You’ll want to reserve a 1/2 cup of sugar and all of the water to use later.
I say this at the start of this recipe as I have flubbed a time or two. And the torte just doesn’t taste the same and I’ve found that it turns into a goopy mess.
And yes, use real butter. Use ripe peaches. Make sure to take the skin off of them too. I generally wait to prepare the peaches until I have combined the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Okay, here’s the recipe. My mouth is watering just typing it out. 🙂
5 peaches, skinned, pitted & sliced
1 1/2 cups sugar (reserve 1/2 cup for later)
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk (I use skim milk and it works just fine)
1 stick butter
1/2 cup water (save for later)
Soften butter and cut into dry ingredients (I use my Kitchen-Aid mixer)
Add vanilla and milk
De-skin peaches and remove their pits. Slice peaches (1/8 to 1/4 inch thick) and layer them in a torte pan or a 9X9 pan.
Spread batter over peaches. Don’t worry if you do not have enough batter to spread all over the peaches.
Mix reserved 1/2 cup of sugar and all of the water (1/2 cup) together. Pour the sugar-water all over the batter.
Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
To copy Maui of Moana. You’re welcome.