Food Blog Friday: Apricot Almond Tart from Tartelette

Apricot Almond Tart

When my friend Ruby called me the other day and told me her mom’s apricot tree was overflowing and that we each had a bag of fresh-picked fruit waiting for us, my first thought was apricot cobbler.  But then I remembered the tart pan I purchased last year that still hadn’t been used and decided an apricot tart was in order.

At first I was planning on making this simple apricot tart at Orangette.  I’m sure I’ll still make that one someday, but my original plan changed after a friend on Facebook shared a link to Tartelette’s Apricot Almond Tart. Not only was the tart beautiful, it was a perfect excuse to bake with some of the local honey I had just picked up at The Vineyard Farmer’s Market. Plus, I knew the almond cream filling would be perfect with the tart-sweet apricots.

Tartelette most likely does not need an introduction.  It’s one of the best baking blogs around, which is no wonder since it’s written and photographed by Helen, the supremely talented Pastry Chef, photographer, food stylist, and writer.  Tartelette features some of the most beautiful desserts I’ve ever seen and Helen is so warm and welcoming, I feel as if I’ve been invited over for coffee each time I read one of her posts.

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This tart was simple to put together and the results were not only beautiful, but absolutely delicious.  The honey and almond flavors were amazing with the fresh apricots.  I enjoyed a slice (okay, maybe two slices) with a side of lightly sweetened whipped cream flavored with a touch of almond extract.  Perfect.

One of the great things about this recipe is that the crust can be made gluten-free.  I chose to use wheat flour, but the original recipe is completely gluten-free.  Helen gives instructions for both versions.  Well, what are you waiting for?  Head over to Tartelette and start drooling!

Apricot Almond Tart Recipe from Tartelette

I really hope you’re enjoying these Food Blog Friday posts because it’s really been a pleasure for me to taste and share these recipes.  I look forward to it more and more each week!

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17 Comments
  1. maria

    Love your food blog Friday. I can’t wait to make this one.

    12:05 pm  Jun 11th, 2010
  2. Louise

    apricots and almond— so French ;)…I love how dainty tarts are, like a ruffled summer skirt -have a greart weekend

    12:07 pm  Jun 11th, 2010
  3. Ciaochowlinda

    How wonderful to have freshly picked apricots. And how wonderful to dig into a delicious tart like this one.

    12:23 pm  Jun 11th, 2010
  4. janelle

    OMG sign me up!! I love how honey is in the spot-light lately. It has been fantastic to try so many artisan honeys in Italy!

    1:05 pm  Jun 11th, 2010
  5. Charles G Thompson

    What a wonderful looking tart! And thanks for the tip about Tartelette – really great blog.

    3:30 pm  Jun 11th, 2010
  6. Inspired 2 Cook

    Yumm! This looks absolutely delicious!!! Beautiful photo!

    6:24 pm  Jun 11th, 2010
  7. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

    Great flavor combination! Apricot + almond sounds delightful.

    Jenn

    9:10 pm  Jun 11th, 2010
  8. Wen

    looks yummy…for sure it taste delicious. i like your blog. Visit it everyday to keep track on what’s new on your blog..I’m a new blogger maybe you can visit my site and give some comment or suggestions..thanks!

    2:35 am  Jun 12th, 2010
  9. Sabina

    My Oma does a similar version to this…she uses small Italian plums. The sweet from the almond sugar crust with the tartness of the plums is delicious…yummmmm! It’s called pflaumekuchen :)

    7:59 pm  Jun 12th, 2010
  10. Pam @ best Cookware guide

    The picture and recipe looks yummy. Isn’t it best to get fruits, vegetables from your own or someone’s yard?

    Recently one of our neighbor, gave us lot of lemons and now I have 25 medium size lemons that need be made in to something yummy. I am torn between key lemon pie or lemon curd.

    2:53 am  Jun 13th, 2010
  11. Katie

    This looks gorgeous. I’m so envious of your fresh apricots, we can only get them in supermekets here and they are so bland and tasteless, nothing like the fresh ones I had on holiday a few years back. Tart looks divine

    6:43 am  Jun 13th, 2010
  12. Jessica

    This was on my list to bake after she posted it!

    Looks fantastic and what a pretty tart mold! I’ve never seen one with such wide flutes. Awesome.

    4:55 pm  Jun 15th, 2010
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  14. Peggy

    Your website looks awesome. Mine is under construction. Changing the outlook to a new one. Will be up soon.
    Thank you for sharing such beautiful home cooking which has also been my passion. Cooking and baking that is!

    Love all your interesting recipes and photos…..

    Warm regards, Peggy

    2:41 am  Jun 23rd, 2010
  15. The Wind Attack

    Wow that looks amazing. And the honey part is what sells it! Love the raspberries in the second pic and I’m sure the taste is top notch… especially since raspberries pair so well with almonds!

    9:57 am  Jun 24th, 2010
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