Apricot and Almond Tart

I know, I know, it’s been ages since I last posted but this recipe is the perfect excuse to break the ice!

This apricot tart is perfect for the warm and sunny English summer that we are enjoying at the moment. The ricotta gives a very delicious taste to the almond cream and served either warm or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream will make your day!

This recipe serves 6 and including preparation will take 1 hour 10 minutes to make. Let’s go!

Ingredients

90 g softened butter

75 g caster sugar

2 tablespoons honey

30 g plain flour

100 g ground almonds

175 g ricotta

1 egg

50 ml rum

1 sheet shortcrust pastry

500 g apricots (washed, stone removed and halved)

90 g blanched almonds

 

Procedure

Preheat the oven to 200 ºC / Gas 6.

Grease a tart tin with butter and line it with the pastry, trim off any excess with a knife.

In a bowl, combine the butter, sugar and honey.

Add the flour, ground almonds, ricotta, egg and rum. Mix well until smooth.

Pour the almond cream mixture over the pastry and level with a spatula.

Place the apricots, skin side up, on the almond cream and gently press them in.

Sprinkle the tart with the blanched almonds and bake in the oven for 50 minutes.

Tip!

You can use tinned apricots if you don’t have fresh ones, it will save you the time of peeling and stoning them. You can also substitute the apricots for peaches, they are sweeter!

Enjoy!

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