Everyone wants to be the ‘hostess with the most-est’. This recipe definitely fits that bill and takes it a step further… Picture yourself–Queen of Tarts… Take advantage of nectarines at the peak of the season (I know I will!). Note: no tea parties, deck of cards, rabbits or mad hatters required!

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Individual Nectarine Tarts

Serves 4


  •     1 sheet frozen ready-rolled puff pastry
  •     1/4 cup soft cream cheese
  •     1 1/2 tablespoons turbinado sugar*
  •     Pinch of cinnamon
  •     4 nectarines, halved, pitted, and sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut pastry into 4 squares. Place onto prepared pan.
  2. In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of sugar and cinnamon. Spread over pastry squares. Arrange nectarine slices on top of cream cheese.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Serve.

*Turbinado sugar is also known as ‘sugar in the raw’. You can substitute brown sugar (light or dark), if desired.  


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