Seriously Fruity Brandied Apricot & Almond Tart

A puff pastry base covered with brandied apricots & ground & flaked almonds with an apricot jam glaze

What makes it the ultimate summer Seriously From Waitrose dessert?

This is a very versatile dish. It can be served warm or cold with cream, creme fraiche or icecream. The addition of the brandy raises this dish into a seriously delicious dessert suitable for a dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 8 large apricots
    Brandy to soak
    425g ready rolled puff pastry
    2 tbsp ground almonds
    2 tbsp flaked almonds
    2 tbsp caster suger
    I egg beaten
    2 tbsp apricot jam

Method

  1. Cut the apricots into three following the line of the stone, soak overnight in the brandy. Line a baking tray with the pastry. Cover with the ground almonds & half the sugar. Arrange the apricot in rows, slightly over lapping with the pointed ends up. Sprinkle on the rest of the sugar & the flaked almonds. Brush the pastry edges with the egg. Bake in a 220C/425F/gas 7 oven for 30 mins or till the edges are crispy. Melt the jam with 1 tbsp of water & brush over the tart whilst still warm