Apricots are versatile fruits with loads of health benefits. The main reason for the fruit’s popularity since olden days is the health boosting properties it possesses. The dried apricots are a rich source of iron and dietary fiber. Though the fruit tastes bland and woolly, the flavors it adds to food when cooked is awesome. So, if you have been looking for a star dessert using apricot, then here is the recipe for all-time-winning dessert, apricot-almond tart.
This is a delicate and the most delicious tarts one would have tasted. The tender apricots with sweet almond frangipane and whole almonds make the tart more luscious and flavorful.
Preparation Time – 30 Minutes
Cooking Time – 40 Minutes
Serves – 8
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Apricot – 6 (halved and pits removed)
Whole almonds – ¼ cup
Straight cut almonds – 2/3 cup
Butter (melted) – 6 tablespoons
Egg – 1
Vanilla extract – ¼ teaspoon
Almond extract – ¼ teaspoon
All purpose flour – 1/5 tablespoon
Frozen puff pastry – 1 sheet
Icing sugar – 1 tablespoon
Method Of Preparation:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
First prepare frangipane. Delicious frangipane with good texture is the secret of quality bakery goods. To make it, beat sugar in a processor until it gets sandy. Add butter to the sugar and beat it again. Add egg, vanilla and almond extracts and the all purpose flour to the sugar-butter mixture and whip up until you get a smooth flowing mixture.
Tart preparation – Pass the rolling pin over the frozen pastry to flatten ridges if any. Flour the surface before you place the pastry on it. Transfer the pastry to a pan lined with bakery release paper and cut out a circular disk of size 9 inches.
Spread the frangipane over the tart leaving a border of size 1 inch. Place the apricot into the almonds cream frangipane. Make sure the apricots are placed evenly all around the tart. Place the whole almonds at regular intervals between the apricots.
Transfer the pan to the oven and bake it for 40 minutes. Once the top of the tart gets puffy and golden brown, remove from oven and dust icing sugar over the top. Now, your yummy apricot-almond tart is ready to be served.