Thursday 22 April 2010

Apricot Tart / Tarte aux Abricots



Dear readers, hope all of you are doing good… As for me, I ‘m simply enjoying the spring break with my family, appreciating the pleasant climate, the colourful blooms and the fresh fruits of the season…

I love Apricots as they are but the first time I tasted them in tarts, I was a bit surprised of the sour taste it rendered.... amateurs of tangy tarts would surely appreciate this one… In fact, apricots become very sour after being cooked.

The tangy taste of the baked apricots blends so perfectly with the sweet almond mixture which makes this tart ideal for a delightful dessert or enjoy simply with a cup of tea. Have a nice time!!!

Ingredients/ Ingrédients:

230g pastry dough / 230g de pâte sablée
800g fresh apricots, halved and deseeded/ 800g d’abricots frais coupés en deux et dénoyautés

For the filling/ pour la frangipane:
100g softened butter, cut into small cubes/ 100g de beurre mou, coupés en petits dés
100g sugar+ 100g for the topping / 100g sucre en poudre + 100g pour saupoudrer
100g powdered almonds/ 100g d’amandes en poudre
2 eggs/ 2 œufs
20ml Rum/ 20ml Rhum

Method/ La préparation:
Preheat the oven to 180°C / Pré-chauffer le four à 180°C.

Prepare the cream/ La frangipane:

In a bowl, whip butter and 100g of sugar until it becomes creamy. Add the powdered almonds and continue whipping. Add the eggs one by one followed by the rum while whipping until it becomes a homogeneous mixture.
Battre 100g de sucre et le beurre, dans un bol, jusqu’à l’obtention d’une consistance crémeuse. Ajouter l’amande en poudre et continuer à battre. Ajouter les œufs un par un, puis le rhum, tout en continuant de battre et jusqu’à ce que le mélange devient homogène.

(A similar (illustrated) recipe for the Frangipane can be found HERE / une version similaire de la crème frangipane en images ICI )

Assembling the tart/ la préparation de la tarte :

Grease a tart tray with some butter or line it with a baking sheet. Place / roll out the dough to fit the tray and prick the top with a fork.
Beurrer un moule à tarte ou tapisser le avec une feuille de papier cuisson. Etaler la pâte sur le moule et piquez le fond avec une fourchette.

(You may also sprinkle some bread crumbs/ fine semolina on the dough to avoid any soggy crust/ Tapisser la pâte avec un peu de chapelure ou de la semoule fine pour éviter une pâte molle)

Pour the almond mixture over it and spread it uniformly on the dough. Arrange the halved apricots (skin side down) on top of the mixture and sprinkle the rest of the sugar.
Garnir le moule avec la crème d’amande et ranger les abricots (côtés bombés sur la pâte) et saupoudrer avec le reste de sucre.

Place in the oven for about 30 to 45 minutes until the cream is set and the crust becomes golden brown/ Enfourner pendant 30 à 45 minutes jusqu’à ce que la crème est cuite et que les bords sont dorés.

Remove it from the tray and allow it to cool on a wire rack before slicing / Démouler et laisser refroidir sur une grille avant de couper.

PS:
Glazing for the tart (I omitted it) / Décoration de la tarte (je ne l'ai pas fait ici)

Heat gently 4 or 5 tablespoons of apricot jam; let it come to room temperature; brush the top of the hot tart with this and decorate with some roasted sliced almonds .
Faire chauffer à feu doux quelques cuillérées de confiture d’abricots. Laisser tiédir et puis, à la fin de la cuisson, napper la tarte avec ce liquide et décorer avec des amandes effilées préalablement toastées.

Enjoy / Bon appétit!

41 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Apricot tarts looks beautiful....click is really tempting,and nice step by step pics as well

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks wicked good! I wish I could have a wedge with a cup of tea!

simply.food said...

Apricot tart looks delectable and my mouth is drooling lovely with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Faiza Ali said...

Oh my ! that looks divine...lovely colour .

Yummy Team said...

Pretty and delicious tart!! Great effort..

Yummy Team said...

Pretty and delicious tart!! Great effort..

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Love its bright color and looks so delicious dear....

Pavithra Srihari said...

Very colorful tart ... love the last pic ..

Subhie Arun said...

wow..such a beautiful n delicious apricot tart..lov ur presentation!

Priya said...

Gorgeous tart, looks yumm!! romba nalachu tarte saapite..

Swathi said...

vinola,

Tart looks super, i love it.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Jean
How are you? It has been ages I visited your blog ...still in Milan,,,will leave definitely by 1st may.
Very nice dish indeed..fresh apricots will be in the market from June and will try this for somrone for sure.
Have a nice weekend
ushnishda

PranisKitchen said...

what a delicious tatr.feel to have it now..nicely presentaed..so yummy..
loved the color

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely looking tart... must be yum...

Jay said...

Wow, very intriguing...never tried before...sounds like must try. cute click dear.

Preety said...

lovely recipe and really beautiful looking too

Cham said...

We get the fresh apricot here but never baked, the tart taste sound great for me!

PranisKitchen said...

vino,ya what u said is right,all shops have well trained assistants.but i don't know why that particular shop guys are doing such kind of things..but one best thing is there we can find some fresh fish.

Padhu said...

Looks fabulous and nice step by step pics.

Happy Cook said...

Love tarts like this beautiful and dleicous.

SathyaSridhar said...

Helloo!!!! Vino,,epdi irukkeenga enna nalla holidays enjoy pandrengala unga family oeda nalla enjoy pannunga paa... unga apricot tart rombha nalla irukku rombha perfect ah vanthurukku,Vino... athuvum pics n presentationla thool kilappiteenga po. inga fresh apricots kidaikkum naan unga recipe oru naal try pandren...

Soma Pradhan said...

I have abt tarts a lot but never had one..wonder how it tastes...yours is a true delight watch even...nice pictures

Soma Pradhan said...

I have heard about tarts a lot but never had one..wonder how it tastes...yours is a true delight watch even...nice pictures

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww.... simply superb.. looks very tempting!!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Tart looks very colorful and yummy...Never tried any recipe with apricots sound interesting will try for sure..

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Gita Jaishankar said...

Superb dear...I too found apricots to be very sour and you know what, I made something like a mango pachadi with apricots...what else to do...he he :) Love your tart dear...looks really good :)

San said...

Not a big fan of apricots but this tart looks delish..and awesome ,inviting clicks..not sure whether there is difference between fresh n dry apricots.Love to have a bit of the tart though vino.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

OMG!!that's a wonderful and most delicious pie..my son will try to grab them if he see it from the screen heheh...

Malar Gandhi said...

Enjoy Spring break da...Me too, Dad visited me for just 2 weeks, it was fun:) I like tangy- ness of Apricots, tart looks delicious and colorful:)

Sridevi said...

Colorful and delicious cake!!Nice pictures as well.

Parita said...

Love the tart, with a dollop of some fresh cream it would taste heavenly!

Siddhi S said...

wow nice tart...loved the falvours,vl taste yumm wid fresh cream

sangeeta said...

such a beautiful looking tart , never tried with apricots ...i think dried apricots can be a good substitute too..

Rachel said...

I love apricots for their sourness so this recipe would be a nice treat

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi dearie!!! Hru la??? Missed u know! ;)

I'm back again...so tiring after a hectic move to new home..but now everything is settled except for phone lines...:)

Apricot tart chumma appadi thaan la iruku...enakku konjum kudungge la! hehehe take care ya!

Sashi said...

Never have tried apricot, must be delicious !!! when i see apricot will try this out.. lovely Click too Vino !!

Usha said...

Looks tempting and perfect !

viki said...

Tart looks perfect pa. Aricot seems a nice fit on that tart...like the way it tastes sour. wish you a nice spring break!

bed frames said...

This one looks so delicious and so tempting! I want to make some tonight! I can't wait to try it.

Umm Mymoonah said...

The tart looks delicious

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