ROASTED PEACH NAPOLEON SWEET TREAT RECIPE FROM SWEET BASIL

FNM_070113-Roasted-Peach-Napoleon-Recipe_s4x3-1.jpg.rend.sni12col.landscapeThis recipe is a little more time consuming than most I share…but it is so worth it! It’s Peach time!!!

ROASTED PEACH NAPOLEON

For the pastry cream:

2 cups whole milk
2/3 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
5 large egg yolks
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped out and reserved
For the peaches:
4 peaches, cut into thin wedges
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped out and reserved
For the puff pastry:
Cooking spray
2 sheets frozen puff pastry (one 17-ounce package), thawed
All-purpose flour, for dusting
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


DIRECTIONS


Make the pastry cream: Whisk 1/2 cup milk, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, the salt, egg yolks and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Combine the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk and 1/3 cup granulated sugar with the vanilla seeds and pod in a medium saucepan; bring to a low simmer over medium heat. Slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the bowl with the yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Return to the pan and bring to a simmer, whisking; cook, whisking, until thickened, 1 more minute. Transfer to a bowl and remove the vanilla pod. Lay plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, roast the peaches: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the peaches, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla seeds and pod in a medium bowl; toss gently to coat. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Roast, tossing once, until tender and glossy, about 30 minutes. Let cool.

Cook the puff pastry: Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Unroll the puff pastry sheets on a generously floured surface and arrange them so they overlap by about 2 inches to make 1 large piece of pastry. Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll out the dough into a 17-by-12-inch rectangle. Carefully transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and prick all over with a fork. Bake, pricking it again halfway through, until golden and crisp, 25 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cutting board and cut crosswise into 3 equal pieces.

Assemble the napoleon: Lay 1 piece of puff pastry on a platter. Spread with half of the pastry cream, then top with half of the roasted peaches. Repeat with another piece of puff pastry and the remaining pastry cream and peaches, reserving a few peach slices for topping. Top with the remaining piece of puff pastry and dust with confectioners’ sugar. Top with the reserved peaches. Slice with a serrated knife.

We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook. We are a local producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193).  We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

 Enjoy!
Special thanks to foodnetwork.com for the fantastic recipe and the photo, and to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Ga. for contributions in testing this recipe.

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