Recipe: French Apricot Tart

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Impressive accompaniment to your afternoon tea tray; buy some frozen pastry if you’re in a hurry.


  • 6 oz. (175g) rich shortcrust pastry
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml.) castor sugar
  • 3 tbsps. custard powder
  • 10 fl. oz. (300 ml.) milk
  • 1 x 2lb. (900g) can apricot halves, drained
  • 2 oz. (50g) apricot jam, warmed
  • 2 oz. (30 ml.) flaked almonds to decorate
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 375F, Gas Mark 5, 190C
    2. Line an 8 inch (20 cm.) flan tin with pastry dough and prick with a fork
    3. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown
    4. mix the custard powder and a little milk to form a paste
    5. Bring the remaining milk to the boil and pour over the custard mixture, stirring constantly
    6. Return to the pan and cook, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes or until thick
    7. Allow to cool then spoon the custard into the pastry case
    8. Arrange the apricot halves in concentric circles on the custard
    9. Brush with warmed jam and sprinkle with the flaked almonds

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