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Apricot & Almond Tart

Apricot & Almond Tart

Looking for something a little more fruity in your dessert? This tart is the perfect combination of sweet and nutty that you’ll just love!

Apricot & Almond Tart
Difficulty:Medium

Ingredients

Servings:6
  • 250 gshort crust pastry
  • 60 gground almonds
  • 60 gcaster sugar
  • 1beaten egg
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • 4 tbspwhipping cream
  • 30 gbutter
  • 450 gapricot halves (stones removed)
  • 85 gsmooth apricot jam
  • 40 gtoasted almond flakes

Steps

STEP 1

Roll out the pastry on a floured surface until it is about 3-5 mm thick. Use this to line the flan tin. Prick the base with a fork and chill for 20-30 mins.

STEP 2

Combine the ground almonds, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, cream and butter to make a smooth almond paste.

STEP 3

Preheat the oven on CONVECTION 180°C with the wire shelf in lower position.

STEP 4

Spread the almond paste over the pastry base and then arrange the apricot halves on top.

STEP 5

Bake for 30-40 min or until apricots are soft and the almond paste is golden and firm to touch. Allow to cool for 15 mins.

STEP 6

For the glaze, put the apricot jam in a microwave-safe jug and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 30 seconds. Brush the glaze over the tart and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Enjoy

Apricot & Almond Tart

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