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EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Apricot Tartlets

with Vanilla and Powered Sugar

Recipe development: EAT SMARTER
Apricot Tartlets

Apricot Tartlets - Seductively fragrant and easy - in the French style

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121
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50 min.
Preparation
1 hr 10 min.
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Ingredients

for 12 pieces
1 ½ pounds Apricots
4 ounces Pastry flour
1 cup Milk (low-fat)
2 ounces Cultured butter
½ Vanilla bean
2 Eggs
2 ounces Sugar
1 teaspoon Powdered sugar
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 2 Bowls, 1 Whisk, 1 Small pot, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Tea strainer, 12 Tartlet mold (each 10 cm diameter)

Preparation steps

Step 1/9
Apricot Tartlets preparation step 1

Rinse apricots and pat dry, then halve, pit and cut into wedges.

Step 2/9
Apricot Tartlets preparation step 2

Mix together flour and milk in a bowl.

Step 3/9
Apricot Tartlets preparation step 3

Melt 40 grams (approximately 3 tablespoons) butter in a small pot and allow to cool.

Step 4/9
Apricot Tartlets preparation step 4

Halve vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out seeds with the back of a knife. 

Step 5/9
Apricot Tartlets preparation step 5

Combine vanilla with eggs and sugar in another bowl. Beat to a creamy foam with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes.

Step 6/9
Apricot Tartlets preparation step 6

Mix in flour-milk mixture and melted butter.

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Apricot Tartlets preparation step 7

Grease tartlet molds with the remaining butter. Add the batter and spread the apricot pieces on top.

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Apricot Tartlets preparation step 8

Bake the tartlets on middle rack of preheated oven at 225°C (fan 200°C, gas: mark 3–4) (approximately 425°F) until golden brown, 15-20 minutes.

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Apricot Tartlets preparation step 9

Dust warm cakes with powdered sugar before serving. 

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