Apricots are one of our absolute favorite stone fruits! And when they are in season, we always have them around to snack on and make delicious treats! These Apricot and Pistachio Tartlets are so beautiful and delicious and the perfect addition to your summer dessert table!
What the heck is Frangipane?
Frangipane is a soft almond custard-like filling of French origin that is so delicious in tarts and other pastries. It is quite easy to make, and doesn’t require many special ingredients. Don’t confuse it with marzipan! Although they both are almond flavored, marzipan is a thick almond sugar candy confection unlike the spreadable custard texture you get with Frangipane.
The version we have in this recipe incorporates pistachio. Pistachio and apricots are a great pairing and the pistachio frangipane for these tartlets brings this pairing to life. We used store bought pistachio paste in this recipe, but if you can’t find it, here is a recipe for homemade pistachio paste.
Arranging the Apricots
We arranged the sliced apricots in a spiral for this recipe, but you can arrange them any way you wish from a simple fan of slices to more intricate designs. Feel free to get creative here!
Par-Baking the Crust
Par-baking the pastry is an important part of this recipe so that the base of the shell is cooked completely and won’t get soggy.
A tip to lock in the moisture is an optional brush of warmed apricot jam onto the cooled tart shells after par-baking and before filling.
We hope that you enjoy this recipe for Apricot and Pistachio Tartlets! If you give them a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
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