Chef John’s Peach Tartlets

« This recipe features the unusual and exotic Chinese five-spice powder. Peaches are a natural pairing for the aromatic blend of anise, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns, which usually make up this thousand-year-old spice. »


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large peaches, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie pastry


Prep : 15  m   Cook : 20  m   Ready In : 50  m


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  2. Whisk sugar and Chinese five-spice powder together in a small bowl. Beat egg and water together in another bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter foams, arrange peaches in a single layer in the skillet. Pour sugar mixture over the peaches; cook, turning peaches once, until sugar is melted, bubbling, and syrup has a tan color, about 2 minutes. Transfer peaches and syrup to a bowl to cool completely.
  4. Cut pie crusts into eight 4 1/2-inch rounds. Set rounds on prepared baking sheet and fold edges of each crust up to form a 1/2-inch rim. Brush each crust with egg mixture.
  5. Place 2 peach slices, pit-sides facing each other, in the center of each tart. Place 1 peach slice in center, skin-side up, in between the other two peaches. Drizzle excess syrup over the peaches.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and bubbling, about 15 minutes.
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