Apricot Tart with Almond Cream Recipe

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Apricot Tart RecipeA deliciously perfect end to a summer meal, this dessert made with fresh fruit is a cinch to make and will impress your guests. Using frozen puff pastry, fresh apricots, and almond cream, you can bake up this delicious, crowd-pleasing recipe!

prep time: 15 minutes
chill time: 3 hours
cook time: 15 minutes
total time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • ½ cup plus 2½ tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ cup plus 2½ tablespoons almond meal
  • 2¼ teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons beaten eggs (reserve the rest for an egg wash)
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 6 – 8 apricots (depending on size of the fruit)
  • demerara sugar for sprinkling

Preparation:

Step 1: Whisk softened, room temperature butter in a medium sized bowl, until creamy.
Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 1

Step 2: Over the butter bowl, place a fine mesh strainer, and sift in powdered sugar. Whisk until fluffy.
Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 2

Step 3: Gradually sift in the almond meal and flour. Mix until well combined.
Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 3

Step 4: Pour in vanilla extract and rum (if using), and then the eggs (reserve unused beaten eggs for the egg wash). Mix until smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate your almond cream for at least 3 hours (or up to 3 days).
Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 4 Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 4A

Step 5: Once you are ready to assemble and bake your tart, preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 6: Remove pits, and thinly slice apricots.
Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 6 Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 6A

Step 7: Transfer puff pastry sheet to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Mark a ½ inch border all the way around. Evenly spread almond cream in the center (you won't need to use all of it).
Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 7

Step 8: Place sliced apricots directly over the almond cream.
Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 9

Step 9: Brush the apricots and the edges of the puff pastry dough, with the extra egg. Sprinkle demarara sugar over the apricots.
Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 9

Step 10: Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve immediately.
Apricot Tart Recipe - Step 10

Tip:

For a fall dessert recipe, replace the apricots with fresh pears.

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