Fresh Nectarine Gingersnap Tart

Desserts | June 12, 2014 | By

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While I like so many things about summer, you really can’t beat the seasonal fruit. I went to the Brentwood Farmers’ Market this past Sunday after a somewhat lengthy hiatus, and the transformation was heavenly. All of a sudden there were heaps of juicy white peaches, nectarines, doughnut peaches, beautiful blackberries…thank god for free samples! I pretty much ate an entire meal of fruit samples from local Southern California growers. I couldn’t resist getting a bunch of yellow nectarines, since they were one of my favorites after trying pretty much everything.

In fact, I bought so many that I didn’t think I could eat them all without some going bad. So I decided to make a fresh nectarine tart. I’m a huge fan of stone fruit pies and crumbles, but these nectarines were too good that they just had to be left fresh. My trusty blog obsession Smitten Kitchen had a beautiful nectarine ginger snap tart (btw I LOVE that her blog categorizes by season) and I decided to give it a try.

Bon Appétit!

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Fresh Nectarine Ginger Snap Tart (Recipe from Smitten Kitchen)

37 Ginger Snap Cookies

6 Oz Unsalted Butter, melted

8 Oz Mascarpone Cheese

6 Oz Cream Cheese

1/4 Cup Sour Cream

1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

4 Medium Nectarines

1/4 Cup Apricot Jam, warmed


Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F. Crush gingersnaps into a fine powdery substance in a food processor or blender. Mix gingersnap crumbs with melted butter until completely combined. Press mixture evenly  into a 9″ tart pan. (I used the back of a metal spoon). Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Whisk together mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, sour cream and sugar in a medium bowl. Add in vanilla extract. Pour mixture into the cooled tart crust and refrigerate, loosely covered, for 1-2 hours.

Layer finely sliced nectarines in concentric circles on top of the tart filling. Warm the apricot jam and spread over nectarines with a brush.

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  1. Leave a Reply

    June 12, 2014

    Thanks Lori, how kind! I promise it was as delicious as it looks 😉

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