This time of year Chilean peaches and nectarines are a sweet surprise. Left on the counter to ripen in a loosely closed paper bag, they become fragrant and juicy--perfect for eating out of hand or topping off this creamy custard-filled tart when you're looking for a little taste of summer freshness.
Like peaches, nectarines are most flavorful at room temperature, so add them to the tart just before serving. For a lighter option, omit eggs, and prepare custard as directed using 1 cup egg substitute and low-fat milk.
Rich and creamy Gorgonzola is one of Italy's most famous cheeses and a popular ingredient in many of our recipes. You may be familiar with the small containers of crumbled Gorgonzola, but it's also available from specialty markets in foil-wrapped wedges. A reddish-brown crust develops beneath the foil as Gorgonzola ages, and the flavor becomes sharper and more pronounced. Firm and crumbly Gorgonzola piccante is aged for much longer than the soft and sweet Gorgonzola dolce. For more than 50 incredibly easy and delicious ways to use this versatile cheese, visit myrecipes.com.