Sunday, July 31, 2011

aats = Apricot - Almond Tartelettes

It´s high season for Apricots. You see small ones, big ones, some with a little bit red on her skin (as if they had put some cheek blush on.. :). Really ripe they smell and look gorgeous. As I needed to bring some sweets for my collegues at work I was thinking about what to make. At the moment summer is making a (hopefully only short) pause and so I thought about making something expressing summer. So what could be better than using those tempting Apricots that I could´nt resist to buy on the Market? As puff pastry is one of the thing I have quite ever at home I decided to make some AATs = Tartetelettes with Frangipane topped with Apricots .
You need:
- 500 g apricots
- 275 g puff pastry (ready to use)
- 125 g ground almonds
- 75 g softened butter
- 100g icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 1tbsp. amaretto sirup (or liquor) (would not be a problem if you have´nt but in my opinion the almond taste becomes more stronger)
To prepare:
1. Start with the Frangipane by mixing together butter and sugar until well melted. Than stir in the rest of the ingredients (almonds, sugar , sirup, egg)
2. Cut the puff pastry in rectangular pieces
3. Put 1 good tsp. Frangipane on each piece of puff pastry
4. Top with half of an apricot and cut their skin lengthwise with a sharp knife 2 -  3 times. Fold the pastry around your filling.
5. Place on a oven tray armed with parchment paper and bake for 25 min. in the preheated oven (180 C)

I like to serve those tarteletts with some sweetened cream or a scoop of vanilla ice


Hanaâ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you did otherwise I would have missed these beautiful tarts. I loooove almonds and these are just beautiful!! So you melt the butter and sugar on the stove. That's easy. Do you let the frangipane mixture cool off completely before adding the egg and the other ingredients? Thanks!!

Ispahan said...

Dear Hanaa,
thanks for your kind comment. You only have to melt the butter or you use very soft butter (put away from the stoveif you melted the butter on the stove), than stir in the sugar until well combined (So you have not a hot mixture... and then you add all the other ingredients... it is really simple.. Have a look on Galette amandine...

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