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Apricot and Almond Tart Recipe

 
Apricot and Almond Tart Recipe


Apricot and Almond Tart

Prep Time ~ 15 mins Cooking Time ~ 35 mins
Approx Cost ~ £4.00 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 6

Tip ~ If freezing wrap in tin foil, defost and warm in the oven 8-10 mins still in foil

 

Ingredients

375g packet dessert shortcrust pastry

1 medium egg, plus 1 medium egg yolk

50g / 2oz unsalted butter, melted

100g /.4oz golden caster sugar, plus an extra 1 tablespoon

100g / 4oz ground almonds

1 tablespoon amaretto or brandy (optional)

8 fresh apricots, halved and stoned

You will need a 23cm loose bottomed flan tin

 

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200C, Gas mark 6. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat.
  • On a floured surface roll out the pastry and use to line the flan tin.
  • In a bowl, mix together the egg, egg yolk, butter, caster sugar, ground almonds and amaretto or brandy.
  • Spoon the mixture into the base of the flan case.
  • Arrange the apricots, cut side up on the almond paste.
  • Sprinkle with the extra caster sugar and place the flan on the preheated baking tray.
  • Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until firm and golden brown.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.