Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Apricot Tarts

apricot tart recipe with pecans recipe

There is still time to squeeze in some holiday baking! I know, because that is what is on our agenda today.  My mom made these apricot tarts today.  And if you only bake one thing before Christmas, you should make these delicious tarts.  The recipe is from my Great Great Aunt Ted.  Everyone in my family always says these are their favourite treats for the holidays.  They are even delicious when crumbled into a smushed mess, something I learned when I took them while still warm on the train home with me last Christmas.

Apricot Tarts
From Great Great Aunt Ted

Pie Crust
1/2 cup butter and 1/2 Crisco
2-1/4 cup of flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/3 cup of ice cold water

Apricot Jam (we use a half jar of Smucker's Simply Fruit)

Topping
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 cup pecans, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 375°F. 

Make pie crust by mixing flour and salt, than add butter and Crisco and mix with a pastry blender or two knives until the dough forms into large crumbles.  Add ice water by adding to the outside edge and use a fork to blend.  Do not over work the pastry. Refrigerate until chilled, so it rolls out better.  Roll very thin and cut to fit tart pans. Line the tart pans with dough.

Combine the sugar, beaten egg, and pecans.

Drop 1/2 tsp of apricot jam in the center of each tart. Then top with 1/2 tsp of topping.  Bake in preheated oven at 375°F for 15- 20 minutes or until golden brown.


3 comments:

  1. So yummy, I think I will go eat one now!

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  2. Omg love these. I want to try these out.

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  3. These look so good. I love small desserts and this recipe seems so simple and straight forward.

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