Apricots were on sale this week and I bought a big pile.
Apricots are one of the few fruit I prefer cooked to eating fresh (or the only one? Can’t think of another example). My first apricot recipe (I have a pile of them) is for a basic apricot fruit tarte. It is from Saisonküche (German for Seasonal Kitchen).
For the pastry I mixed 250g flour, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and 125g cold butter until it had a crumbly consistency. I then added 0.8dl cold water.
To add something special I brushed the hot apricots with Irish Mist gelée.
And it passed the test brilliantly! This is a great basic recipe to use as a starting point for experiments with both the pastry (add herbs for example?) and the topping (different fruit, custard with a twist…).