Upside Down Peach Puff Pastry

Upside down peach puff pastry takes the viral upside down pastry recipe and makes it into a summertime treat featuring flaky puff pastry, sweet honey, creamy ricotta and tangy, fresh peaches!

upside down peach puff pastries on a wooden serving platter.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Talk about easy- using a store-bought puff pastry makes this recipe so simple! I have to admit, using the pre-packaged puff pastry that you buy at the store did feel like cheating. I have made my fair share of homemade puff pastry, and while it isn't super complicated to make (much easier than croissant dough...), it does take time and effort! So I had to let go of my inner culinary student and take the easy route with this one.

I wasn't disappointed. This upside down peach puff pastry is perfectly flaky and crispy, with a wonderful flavor combination of earthy honey, creamy ricotta and fresh peaches!

These are a wonderful sweet treat to have during peach season when summer fruits are bountiful! I love the flavor of peaches here, but you can use nectarines or plus or a combination of both!

Ingredients

Easy peach puff pastry tarts require just a few simple ingredients! Here's what you'll need:

ingredients needed for upside down peach puff pastries.
  • Puff Pastry: Buttery puff pastry is the star of the show for these flaky tarts! I went straight to the freezer section and got a box of the pre-made stuff. You can also make your own, if you prefer!
  • Peaches: Fresh, juicy peaches are great in this recipe. Especially when it is summertime! Any stone fruit would work here though so you can mix it up if you want.
  • Honey: The honey is the key to getting caramelized edges and a nice sweet flavor!
  • Ricotta: I love using ricotta whenever I can, and I like that it is a mild cheese. You can definitely use something stronger here like goat's cheese if you are so inclined!
  • Egg: An egg wash before going into the oven will give these little tarts the golden brown color that they need.

How to Make This Recipe

  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and thaw the puff pastry.
  2. Prep: Place each puff pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Cut each sheet of puff pastry into evenly sized squares using a sharp knife or pizza cutter. It will result in six squares per sheet for a total of 12 squares. Slice the peaches into evenly sized slices. I used about 3-6 slices of peach on each square.
Puff pastry sheet on a cutting board, cut into six squares.
  1. Line Baking Tray: Line two sheet pans with parchment paper. If you only have one baking sheet, you can bake in two batches!
  2. Drizzle & Assemble: Drizzle honey on the parchment paper in six spots. Place the sliced peaches on top of the drizzle of honey.
  1. Add Puff Pastry: Spread a dollop of ricotta onto the first puff pastry rectangle, and then place it on top of the peaches, ricotta side down. Repeat with the rest of the pastry squares.
  2. Press Down Edges & Egg Wash: Press the edges down with a fork and poke some holes in the top to release steam. Brush with an egg wash on top. Option here to sprinkle the tops with some coarse sugar for extra sweetness!
  1. Bake: Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Let them cool for a few minutes, then flip and serve! These can be served warm or at room temperature.
Puff pastry tarts on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Tips for Success

  • Use fresh peaches! I can't stress this enough. I feel like canned peaches just wouldn't be the same. And frozen peaches would release too much moisture for these peach tartlets to really crisp up!
  • Keep the pastry cold! You don't need to thaw the pastry until it is at room temperature. Generally, following the package instructions works well. You should thaw it just until you can unfold it and cut it without breaking it. It is important to keep it cold so that the butter inside of it doesn't melt. The butter inside of puff pastry is what evaporates in the oven and creates that beautiful, flaky pastry crust!
  • Don't overfill! If you put too much ricotta or too many peach slices on the parchment paper, the puff pastry might not fit over the top.
  • Try other stone fruits! You can use your choice of fruit! I recommend using stone fruits that are in season like nectarines, apricots or plums!
  • Don't under bake! A well-cooked flaky pastry takes time and a pretty high oven temperature. So don't be tempted to take them out too soon or bake them at a lower temperature!
Up close shot of peach puff pastries on a serving platter.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store leftover peach pastries?

Peach upside down pastries are best enjoyed the same day they are made. However, you can store them for later if needed! Place them in a an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, pop them in the air fryer for crispy edges or simply reheat in the microwave and they will still be delish!

How should I serve these puff pastries?

You can eat your upside down peach tart on its own, or serve them next to a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the best dessert ever!

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Upside Down Peach Puff Pastry

Upside down peach puff pastry takes the viral upside down pastry recipe and makes it into a summertime treat featuring flaky puff pastry, sweet honey, creamy ricotta and tangy, fresh peaches!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 tarts
Calories 188 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of puff pastry
  • 2-3 fresh peaches
  • runny honey for drizzling
  • 8 oz ricotta
  • 1 egg for an egg wash

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 and thaw the puff pastry. 
  • Cut the puff pastry into evenly sized squares- 6 squares per sheet. 
  • Slice the peaches into evenly sized slices, you should have about 4-6 slices of peach per pastry square. 
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. If you have just one baking sheet, then you can bake in two batches.
  • Drizzle honey on the parchment paper in six spots, then place the peach slices on top of each drizzle of honey. 
  • Spread a dollop of ricotta on the first puff pastry square, and then place it on top of the peaches, ricotta side down. Repeat with the rest of the pastry squares. 
  • Press the edges of each pastry square down with a fork and poke some holes in the top to allow steam to release. 
  • Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush each pastry square with the egg wash. 
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden and puffed up. Let them cool a few minutes and then flip and serve! 

Notes

For an extra special dessert, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 186IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword peach puff pastry, upside down peach puff pastry
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