Upside-Down Peach Pastry | Camping Dessert Recipe

August 20, 2023

If you want to share up your classic camping dessert routine, try this easy puffy pastry fruit tart recipe. Switch up the fruit and these tasty peach upside-down pastries will never let you down.

Upside-Down Peach Pastry


  • 1 sheet puff pastry (1/2 a box)
  • 3 ripe peaches, halved and sliced
  • Honey or hot honey
  • Egg wash: 1 egg + 1 Tbsp water
  • Ice cream, for serving
  • Fresh thyme sprigs, for serving, optional



  1. Preheat grill to high heat, 500°F.
  2. Line a large skillet or flat griddle with parchment paper. (Make sure the paper is not hanging off the edges to avoid flames)
  3. For each tart – drizzle a tablespoon of honey on the parchment and top with 1/6th of the peach slices. Drizzle peaches with another teaspoon of honey.
  4. Unfold the puff pastry and cut into 6 rectangles.
  5. Top each peach pile with a rectangle of puff pastry and use a fork the press down the edges.
  6. Brush with egg wash. (Note: Fill your skillet or griddle only to the point that all the tarts can be cooked over indirect heat.)
  7. Place the pan on the grill and quickly close the lid. Turn of the burner(s) under the tarts and leave the other burner(s) on high to create indirect heat.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes until pastry is cooked through.
  9. Use a spatula to flip the tarts and serve each with vanilla ice cream and a thyme sprig.
  10. Makes 6 tarts.

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