Apricot tart with brown sugar & cinnamon pastry

Apricot tart with brown sugar & cinnamon pastry

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 35 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 6 - 8

Serve this when you have a crowd to feed, with vanilla ice cream or slightly sweetened mascarpone

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
311
protein
4g
carbs
40g
fat
16g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
20g
salt
0.31g

Ingredients

  • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 140g cold butter, cut into small chunks
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 tbsp polenta
  • 700g apricots, halved and stoned
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the flour and cinnamon in a food processor, then add the butter. Process to make fine crumbs. Reserve 2 tbsp of the sugar, then add the remainder and briefly mix. Add the egg yolk and 1 tbsp water, then pulse to make a firm dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and briefly knead. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 mins.
  2. Toss apricots in the reserved sugar. Roll out pastry on a sheet of baking parchment to a roughly 30cm round. Slide the paper and pastry onto a large baking sheet. Sprinkle the central 20cm with the polenta, then cover with apricot halves, cut sides up. Flop edges of the pastry over the apricots, leaving the centre uncovered. Lightly beat egg white and brush over the pastry. Sprinkle with remaining sugar, then bake for 30-35 mins until the pastry is crisp and the apricots tender.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2009

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nyclondoner's picture
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This was delicious and its rustic look was perfect for me, since I always seem to mess up tart crusts. I added blueberries, which I highly recommend, since the sweetness of the blueberries offsets the tartness of the apricots really well.

saureljanet's picture
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Definitely 5 stars for me. I go back to this recipe every summer. It is rich, crunchy and deliciously juicy when apricots are in season. Even if pastry is slightly difficult to handle, its rustic appearance makes this easily forgivable.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was pleasant to eat, but the apricots were sooo expensive - £5.14 for 700g!!! Really not worth the cost. Also, I made the tart the day before and when I came to serve it, it looked a bit tired.

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