Apricot and Almond Tart

Apricot and Almond Tart

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In this tart, by including a layer of sweet almond on the pastry base, the soft caramelised apricots are more contained and delicious.
Servings: 8
Calories: 395

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz rich sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 2 oz unsalted butter
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 1 lb juicy ripe apricots cut in half and stoned
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence
  • 1 fresh sweet plain muffin about
  • 3 1/2 oz crumbled or similar amount of Madeira cake
  • 2 oz ground almonds
  • 1 1/2 oz light soft brown sugar

Instructions

  • Line a shallow 23 cm (9 in) tart tin with the pastry and pre-bake or bake blind.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190°C (375°F) Gas 5.
  • Put the butter, caster sugar and 4 tablespoons of water in a heavy-bottomed wide pan. Heat gently until the sugar starts to turn slightly coloured, stirring occasionally. Add the apricot halves and stir to coat in the caramel mixture. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the amaretto and almond essence. >
  • Put the crumbled muffin, ground almonds and soft brown sugar in a bowl and mix together. Spread over the pastry base.
  • Lift the apricots out of the pan and place on top of the muffin and almond mixture with their rounded sides facing upwards.
  • Scrape out all the delicious juices from the pan and pour over the apricots. Bake in the oven for 30 - 35 minutes or until the tops of the apricots are nicely browned.
  • Serve Hot, warm or cold with cream or creme fraiche.
Calories: 395 kcal
Carbohydrates: 45 g
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 20g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 33 mg
Sodium: 524 mg
Potassium: 194 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 26 g
Vitamin A: 1269 IU
Vitamin C: 6 mg
Calcium: 38 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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