Baking| Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart … L♥V stone fruit!

“There’s your karma ripe as peaches.”
Jack Kerouac

Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake TartNothing inspires like stone fruit and foodie tweets! This tart was meant to be and touched all my favourite bases – fruit, bake, flavour, colours, texture … everything captured in this hugely satisfying Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart. Smooth and satiny like a cheesecake but with far fewer calories, set brilliantly, the peach pairing well with the pistachios, and a subtle orange flavour pleasing the palette!Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart Just as I thought the stone fruit season here had drawn to a close, I was delighted to see some delicious peaches and loads of plums still showing up in the bazaar.Of course I hurried home with some, and with a bit of good luck, created this Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart … an original recipe that I was pleased as punch with!Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart The other day, soul sistah Jamie tweeted that she had a plum ricotta bake on her list of things to do; she got me thinking instantly! Three days later … TADA … this Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart was born! {Jamie & I spent a great deal of time last night discussing ricotta tart recipes. Just what I love about food blogging – similar wavelengths!}Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake TartThe tart was the ray of sunshine in my otherwise packed day. Our little new pooch, Coco, is keeping me on my toes 24 X 7, growing NAUGHTIER by the minute! I had forgotten that a pup has SO MUCH ENERGY and has the potential to drive me to tears at times! But goodness, she’s a C.U.T.E. girl!She’s the proud possession of the teen, who struts her on the arm, showering her with love. As expected, neither of the kids can be shoved out of bed early to take her out… so all the dirty works landed on my platter!!Meher & Coco Oh she is charming, photogenic and a bundle of joy! Those eyes can melt all my annoyance at the mess my garden and home is in … she shreds everything she can lay her little teeth on! Sigh …Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake TartRight, food talk again! I had plums in the fridge too and though I googled for ricotta and plum ideas, leafing through an old cookbook I saw a ricotta kiwi tart. From that point onwards the mind wandered off onto an untrodden path … that’s the way stone fruit inspire me in!Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake TartWhy shouldn’t I do a peach ricotta bake like a cheesecake? Saw some pistachios on the rack. Hmmm … why shouldn’t the base have some for a change? My favourite nuts added beautiful specks of green to the tart shell and subtle flavour too, tying up nicely with the peaches!Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart One thought led to another, and using this pâte sucrée from my Vanilla Plum Frangipane Almond Tart as a base, I set off. Oats – yes, flour – yes, pistachios – yes please! Experimentation with the Thermomix on hand is easy; you can throw in some more of this and that to get a firmer pastry dough … just what I did, and just what I love.Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart The pastry was a little soft as the weather is still very warm and humid, so I gently rolled it out & and patted it with my fingers to line the tin. No trouble though as I pushed and patched the pastry, then allowed it to chill in the freezer for 15 minutes while the oven preheated.Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart The filling was just experimentation too. I made ricotta the day Jamie tweeted about the plum ricotta tart, and let it drain in my curd cheese maker {love this contraption!}. I ran it in the Thermomix, adding stuff randomly, including some candied orange slices I had made last year … and got a satiny smooth, cake batter like filling. Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart Happy Monday to you wonderful folk! It’s a good beginning to my week here. Bundled the kids off to school, tralalalala, fed the forever hungry pooch, turned on the radio to the ‘are you crazy’ levels, got on air and won a wonderful Body Shop gift hamper from Sarthak @ HIT 95 FM … and the weeks looking GOOD!

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About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  1. Impossible not to love such a heavenly combo!



  2. wow, i love this tart, deliciously done Deeba. Any MacTweets challenge this month? The egg whites are all aged to go!´s last blog post ..Potato Almond BriocheMy Profile

  3. Truly a treat from heaven:) Beautifully made and captured..

  4. Your bake goods always make my mouth water and this is working double time.
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  5. You are the stone fruit queen! What a fabulous combination and I love the cheesecake element.
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  6. Oh la la, these cheesecakes are stunning. I love the flavours! I’ll trade you a slice of mine for a slice of yours 😀
    *kisses* HH
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  7. YUM, that looks totally amazing! Gorgeous photos. :)
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  8. Gorgeous pics, gorgeous pup. Why am I not surprised you get to clean up after her, while the kids get to cuddle her? :)
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  9. I love the two flavors together, and in a tart even better!

    The puppy and your daughter are so cute together.

    Happy Baking!

  10. Just couldn’t stop gazing at those lovely clicks, Deeba! What lovely crust and perfect cheesecake tarts they are.

  11. oh my gosh- that pup is ADORABLE! and the tarts, amazing! as per usual. thanks for sharing!

  12. oh wow! that pup is adorable! and the tarts look amazing too, as per usual! thanks for sharing!
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  13. Coco rocks as usual… He s a cutie pie. The tart looks so packed with flavors and yum

  14. It’s uncanny how many years ago I took a same set ..series of photos of my dark haired daughter w/ her very long haired black poodle..:) You brought back a flood of memories..

    Beautiful girl! and

    tart:)I always love your food styling and accoutrements also.
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  15. These look truly gorgeous…very well done! I bought some ricotta and haven’t used it but I now know how I am going to put that bag of pluots I have in the fridge to good use! Lovely photos!

  16. Can I shift in with you? Please. Pretty please.
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  17. I recently make a ricotta and peach tart and looking at this I am craving for it again. Ricotta with stone fruit works wonder :)
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  18. So absolutely Amazing!!!
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  19. Erika says:

    Great recipe, pretty daughter, adorable dog. Now its time to dig out the all natural dog treat recipe for training times..

  20. Little Coco is C.U.T.E. and so are these tarts.

  21. Such a cute peach tart, almost as cute as the puppy but nowhere as cute as your daughter:-). You are blessed with so much talentyou always inspire me with your creations

  22. Oh wow, this looks amazing! I love peaches this time of year – and to pair them with this ricotta cheesecake is genius!

    Hope your week keeps getting better and better – hard to top a Monday like that =)
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  23. chinmayie @ love food eat says:

    This is amazing! Each one of your recipes is so gorgeous! So decadent!
    and of course your photos are outstanding!!
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  24. Gorgeous! Both the tart and the pooch!
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  25. It’s not ‘just’ a cheesecake,it looks,rather it IS a piece of art!:-)
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  26. Babes, my ricotta and plum tart came out scrumptious but why oh why does yours always come out so much prettier?! Gorgeous and you inspire me to start over and remake it all purty! And LOVE the pup! Too huggable! I hope you are surviving… and taking well deserved breaks and treating yourself to another slice of pie.
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  27. Some really stunning clicks! They are making my mouth water….;-)) And I love the tarts prepared with seasonal fruit.
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  28. Oh my goodness! That pup is what I would call “unfortunately cute”… meaning that she’ll get away with murder. But that’s ok, because she’s adorable!!!

  29. Dear Deeba I love these little tarts look amazingg!! And II lov e your puppy!! I know you are crazy for him! LOLgloria
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  30. Wow Deeba…your daughter is beautiful. I’m sure this tart went down very welll with the family! You’re lucky you’re still getting stone fruit trickling through :)
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  31. Wow, the texture that this creates is great. All the flavors combined form a very appetizing treat.

  32. Such a pretty tart- if only I could have a tiny little piece..I love peaches.
    Your pup is adorable..muaah!
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  33. Coco is such a cutie. He’s adorable and cuddly. Please post more pictures of Coco . By the way, the Peach Pistachio Ricotta Cheesecake Tart looks like a yummy treat. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  34. That pup is so adorable you’d have to forgive him anything. I have yet to have a local peach this year, but this would be a fabulous way to dress it up. It looks luscious.
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  35. I have fallen in love…with the pics you have posted here. Each one is such a delight to watch. Kudos on the post!

  36. nice


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