Apricot & almond Bakewell

Apricot & almond Bakewell

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 25 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 4

A winning combination of sweet pastry with a sharp compote

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
822
protein
12g
carbs
81g
fat
52g
saturates
21g
fibre
4g
sugar
45g
salt
1.06g

Ingredients

  • 400g sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 140g self-raising flour, plus a little extra for dusting
  • 200g butter, softened
  • 140g ground almonds
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 x 600ml jar apricot compote (I used Bonne Maman)
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds
  • icing sugar, Greek yogurt and clear honey, to serve
  • 140g Madeira cake

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Method

  1. Roll out the pastry with a little flour until big enough to line a deep 20-23cm loosebottom tart tin. Line the tin with the pastry, leaving any excess overhanging. Chill or freeze for 30 mins.
  2. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line the pastry with baking paper, fill with baking beans, then bake blind for 20 mins. Remove the paper and beans, then bake for 5 mins more until the pastry is pale biscuit coloured.
  3. Meanwhile, make the filling. Whizz the Madeira cake in a food processor, then tip into a large bowl with the flour, butter, ground almonds, caster sugar and eggs. Briefly beat together until smooth.
  4. Reduce oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Tip the compote into the pastry case and spread to cover the base. Spoon over the almond mixture and gently spread to cover the compote. Scatter with the flaked almonds, then bake for 1 hr until golden and firm to the touch. Remove onto a serving plate and serve slightly warm, dusted with icing sugar with Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey alongside.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2009

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nicole011270's picture
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It felt like cheating as it already contains cake, but it's simple to make and delicious, even though I don't like apricots! Not sure why it's rated as moderately easy?

weighwatchers_online's picture

I desperatly need to tell you that i am in university, studying to be a chef, and for homework I need to write four ingredients down and dont you think the ingredients are a bit too long to write up.

lynetteab's picture

Scrumptious!

dory61's picture
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Nice easy pud, that is special enough to serve when entertaining or just mid week for tea!

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