1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 pounds peaches (about 7 medium), peeled and sliced
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Whipped cream, optional
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter, sugar and nutmeg until light and fluffy, 5 to 7 minutes. Beat in flour until blended (mixture will be dry). Press firmly onto bottom and up side of an ungreased 9-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom.
2. Place on a baking sheet. Bake on a middle oven rack until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
3. In a large bowl, toss peaches with sugar, flour, cinnamon and extract; add to crust. Sprinkle with almonds.
4. Bake tart on a lower oven rack until crust is golden brown and peaches are tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, serve with whipped cream.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
YIELD: 8 servings.
This Tart may be made with other varieties of fruit also.
1 piece: 222 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.