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Almond Apricot Tart

Almond Apricot Tart

Jane Lockhart of "Sweet Lady Jane Bakery" is making a delicious and sweet dessert made with apricots, almond and whipping cream.
Ingredients for Pastry
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  •  6 oz. butter
  • 2 c. pastry flour
  • 1/4 c. ice water or more until pastry comes together
Ingredients for Filling
  • 12 oz. dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream


Directions for Pastry

1) Cream all ingredients in food processor.

2) Use a tart pan with a removable bottom.

3) Roll out pastry.

4) Place in tart shell.

5) Chill 1/2 hour. Place piece of parchment on pastry. Fill with beans. 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove parchment and beans. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned on edges.

Directions for Filling

1) Preheat oven to 350*

2) Simmer apricots, water, and 2 Tbl. Sugar on low heat, covered until apricots are soft and liquid is absorbed , 15-20 minute, stirring .

3) Uncover and let cool.

4) Combine the remaining 6 Tbl. Sugar, almonds and cream.

5) Bring to a boil, stirring until the sauce forms large, shiny bubbles as it cools.

6) Spoon cooled apricots into pastry; pour hot sauce over fruit.

7) Bake in a 350* oven until nuts are golden, 25-35 minutes.

8) Let cool. Tart can stand at room temperature for 4 hours.

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