French apricot tart


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About this recipe: This tarte aux abricots, or apricot tart, is a recipe that my godmother gave me. Not a crumb remained, this is a truly finger-licking tart recipe! Use homemade apricot jam if possible..I used some that my mum had just made!


Serves: 8 

  • 125g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 125g melted butter
  • 250g flaked almonds
  • 250g apricot jam
  • 1 unbaked shortcrust pastry case

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 6.
  2. Bake pastry case in preheated oven (on its own) for 15 minutes (until baked through but not browned).
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl beat sugar with egg yolks until mixture begins to whiten in colour; add melted butter and almonds and mix well; finally, beat egg whites into stiff peaks and fold into almond mixture.
  4. Spread jam over baked pastry case, then top with egg mixture and bake for another 30 minutes.

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