Wednesday, June 22

Fresh Apricot Almond Tart

Last night I was making a batch of macarons for a work party, but I knew they wouldn't be safe left alone in the apartment overnight with my husband on the loose. 
So I whipped up this ridiculously easy apricot tart, as an overt distraction for my sweet-toothed husband, and it totally worked. (obviously!)
He absolutely LOVED it (and he probably completely forgot about the macarons hiding on top of the fridge).

This little dessert is a delicious combination of sweet almond pastry and tart fresh apricots, and the results are simply blissful!

Read on for the recipe....

Apricot Almond Tart
1/2 cup raw whole almonds
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/8 tsp almond extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/8 tsp baking powder
1 large egg
3 Tbs butter
5 fresh apricots (cut in half - pits removed)

For the apricot glaze: mix 2-3 spoonfuls of apricot jam with a little water until you get a thin but not runny consistency.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter a tarte pan.
In a food processor, combine almonds, sugar, salt & almond extract and process until all the nuts are ground. Add the flour and baking powder and pulse to mix.
Add in the butter & egg and pulse until well-combined.
Press dough into bottom of tart pan (but not up the sides). Arrange the apricot halves cut-side-down in the dish (leaving a one centimetre edge), and press into dough slightly.
Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Allow to cool. Then brush top with apricot glaze.



Stephanie said...

This looks A-mazing! (Though, with it being 100 degrees out and my a/c broken, I can't even think about turning on the oven!!!)

Tiffany Kadani said...

You are such a nice wife! haha... your husband and my husband must be kindred spirits. I get so mad sometimes! I'm like "those are not for you!"

k said...

I wish someone would make that for me!

Tash said...

You are a smart wife ;) not to mention a great wife too! :) Enjoy the work party!

Jen said...

You just whipped this up? Dang girl, it looks delicious!!

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Vic said...

wow! ur fab....I'm not allowed sweets very often, my hubs don't! i want a sweet husband....haha:)

Unknown said...

Whoaaaaa. That looks AMAZING.

House of Milk said...

I have to do that for my husband, too. If there's not an edible deterrent, he'll inevitably eat the off limits item. This recipe sounds so easy and the photos are gorgeous! Where did you get that super cute tarte pan?

Melanie's Randomness said...

Wow!! I love apricots and almonds!! This dessert is a match in heaven! I'd totally try this! =)

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Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

If it tastes as good as it looks than your husband is one lucky man!