South African Peach and Thyme Filo Tarte Tatin

Eating seasonally, and being more mindful of what you eat is a great thing for us to do. Not only does it make us more conscious of the food we are eating, and to only eat when hungry, but when you eat seasonally, you are eating the produce as it is meant to be eaten. The taste will be better, and the quality and freshness of it will be better too.

I have posted a few recipes recently about South African pear and apple season, which is pretty much the opposite to the British apple season (theirs is from now and over summer. Our starts more towards September and October). But from now until the end of the month, South African peaches are also in season. You should be able to find them in the larger British supermarket chains if you wanted to give this a go. There will be other peaches in stores, but the freshest and the ones most in season during the month of April are the South African ones.

The flavour and quality of peaches from South Africa is exceptional due to the country’s sunshine, which is the ideal climate and near perfect growing conditions. South African fruit is also an ethical choice because of its role in developing the country in the last 20 years.

South African Peach and Thyme Filo Tarte Tatin

Serves 4


  • 6 sheets of filo pastry
  • 2 tbsp. of unsalted butter, melted
  • 120g of caster sugar
  • 85g of unsalted butter
  • 2 ripe South African peaches, cut into segments
  • 2 sprigs of thyme

What To Do: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC.
  2. In a 20cm ovenproof frying pan, heat the butter and sugar over a medium heat without stirring until it becomes like caramel.
  3. Lay the sprigs of thyme down in the caramel and top with the peach slices. Cook for a couple of minutes until softened the remove from the heat.
  4. Lay down a sheet of filo onto the work surface, brush with melted butter and lay another on top, repeat this process with all 6 sheets and then lay on top of the pan, carefully tucking the pastry into the pan to create a snug lid. Brush with a little butter and pop into the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. To serve, carefully place a plate on top of the pan and in one swift movement turn it upside down.
  6. Serve the tarte tatin whole for everyone to dig in with some good quality vanilla ice cream.

It would be great to hear if you give this a go! it is easier than you think, and such a show stopper when you present it on your dining table.

*The recipe is used with permission from Nicola “Milly” Millbank. Her new book, Milly’s Real Food, is available nationwide, HQ/HarperCollins £20.



  1. 6th April 2018 / 9:27 pm

    This sounds amazing! I’m interested in the thyme and peach combo, as I don’t think I’ve had thyme in a sweet dish before.

    • 11th April 2018 / 10:41 pm

      Definitely give it a go!

  2. bryanna skye
    7th April 2018 / 3:16 pm

    thanks for the tip about freshness! I will keep an eye out for these. the recipe sounds so delicious!

    • 11th April 2018 / 10:42 pm

      Thanks, enjoy!

  3. 7th April 2018 / 5:58 pm

    I’ve never tried peach as a fruit on it’s own, I’ve had the flavour in drinks and I do find it refreshing. I love the mix of the sweetness of the peaches against the thyme it makes for a very sophisticated pudding!

    • 11th April 2018 / 10:43 pm


  4. 7th April 2018 / 8:37 pm

    I love the sound of the thyme with the peach, can’t wait to give it a go!

    • 11th April 2018 / 10:44 pm

      Hope you get on well with the recipe!

  5. 8th April 2018 / 1:03 pm

    This sounds amazing, I’d love to give this a go, my mum will love it.

    • 11th April 2018 / 10:45 pm

      Definitely, we’ve heard that’s true too

  6. Ashleigh dougherty
    9th April 2018 / 5:38 pm

    Looks and sound delicious! Will have to give this a try on my next baking day.

    • 11th April 2018 / 10:46 pm

      Let us know how you get on!

  7. 10th April 2018 / 1:15 am

    Oh this looks absolutely divine! Those peaches! It sounds like a really gorgeous pudding, I do love the taste of peaches.

    • 11th April 2018 / 10:47 pm

      It’s delicious, give it a try!

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