Apricot shortbread

Apricot shortbread

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 16 squares

Give homemade biscuits a fruity spin by sandwiching a layer of apricots in between two layers of buttery tray-baked shortbread

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per square

kcalories
260
protein
3g
carbs
32g
fat
13g
saturates
8g
fibre
2g
sugar
14g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 200g dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp apricot conserve
  • 250g pack butter, chopped
  • 100g golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 140g ground rice

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and grease and line a 20cm square shallow cake tin with baking parchment. Put the apricots and conserve in a small pan with 4 tbsp water, simmer over a medium heat until thick, then mash the apricots a little with a fork and set aside to cool.
  2. Tip the butter, sugar and vanilla into a large bowl, and beat with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Add the flour and ground rice, using a wooden spoon and then your hands to bring the mixture together as a dough. Divide into 2 pieces.
  3. Use your fingers to spread 1 piece of shortbread dough over the bottom of the tin. Spread the apricots over the top, leaving a small border around the edge. Roll out the remaining dough to a 20cm square and place on top of the apricot filling. Use your finger to make an indent all around the edges of the shortbread, then prick the top all over with a fork. Bake for 25-30 mins until the edges are just starting to turn golden. Leave to cool in the tin, then sprinkle with caster sugar and cut into 16 squares.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2013

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gemmaeyre's picture

This is the best recipe for shortbread EVER. it was amazing, couldn't stop eating it.

pettle's picture
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Very nice - despite forgetting to use the apricot conserve (!)and liked by all - served as a pudding with fruit salad. Needed longer than given cooking time to fully cook the base - about 45 mins to 1hr.

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