Apricot-Almond Tart

  • Serves

    serves 8-10


A combination of all-purpose and potato flours gives this simple summer tart a delicate, crumbly crust. Plums, peaches, or berries can be substituted for apricots.


  • 1 34 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 14 cup potato flour
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 9 tbsp. butter, plus more for greasing
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 18 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 34 cup almond meal
  • 10 apricots, halved and pitted
  • 12 cup apricot preserves
  • 3 tbsp. sliced almonds, lightly toasted, for garnish


Step 1

Pulse flours, sugar, butter, baking powder, and salt in a food processor until pea-size crumbles form. Add egg and 2-3 tbsp. ice-cold water; pulse until dough comes together. Form dough into a flat disk; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Step 2

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10" circle; press into a greased 11" tart pan with a removable bottom set over a baking sheet. Chill for 1 hour.

Step 3

Heat oven to 425°. Spread almond meal evenly over dough; arrange apricots over top. Bake until the crust is golden brown and fruit is tender, 25-30 minutes. Transfer tart to a wire rack; let cool.

Step 4

Heat preserves in a 1-qt. saucepan until warmed; pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl. Brush top of tart generously with strained preserves; sprinkle with almonds. Let cool completely before serving.

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