9 January 2018

Bakewell Tartt aux abricots Bakewell Tart with apricots ( Tarta de damascos o albaricoques)

One of my favorites fruits in summer are apricots.
These are really the last apricots of this difficult and hot summer. The apricots season is short and this year we ate a lot of au naturel and  only made apricot jam  for the winter.

And  this is  the first and only apricot's tart I made this season.
This tart  can be done with natural or canned apricots.

Source : 750 grammes (le magazine)


10 to 12 apricots (fresh, or one tin of apricots halves in juice drained) 
1 pate sablee (recipe below)
150 grams icing sugar
150 grams butter room temperature
2 eggs 
100 grams almonds powder or ground almonds
60 grams all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon almonds extract
20 grams slice slmonds 

Pate sablee recipe  (from Michel Roux Book)

250 grams plain flour
200 grams butter cut in small pieces and  slightly softened
100 grams icing sugar
pinch of salt
2 egg yolks

Heap the flour on the work surface and make a well. Put in the butter, icing sugar and salt. With your fingertips, mix and cream the butter with thye sugar and salt, then add the egg yolks and work them in delicately with yours fingertips.

Little by little, draw the flour into the centre and work the mixture delicately with yours fingers until you hava a homogeneous dough.
Using the palm of your hand, push the dough away from you 3 or 4 times until is completely smooth. Roll it into a ball,wrap in cling film and refrigerate until ready to use.


Make the pate sablee and refrigerate until you will use.
Preheat the oven to 180°c  (375°F)
Once rested prick all over the base with a fork then line with parchment paper and follow with baking beans.. Bake about 15 minutes until the base is just begining to crisp but has not browned.
Remove the beans and allow to cool.

In a bowl add sugar, soft butter, almond powder, or ground almonds, eggs, baking powder, flour and almond extract.
Mix to obtain a homogeneus preparation . Spread this on the tart. Arrangue the apricots on the pie with the inner side up pushing well into the filling. Sprinkle tart with flaked almonds.
Bake about 30 minutes (180°c) until the tart is golden brown.
Let cool completely according to your taste.
Serve with ice cream if you like.

en español

tarta de damascos 


  1. What a beautiful tart! I too love apricots.

    1. Thanks ANgie ! I love all apricots in jars or fresh!!

  2. That's certainly something different. Looks great!

  3. have never seen an apricot one..how pretty!

  4. Thanks Monique !! The dough was delicious!

  5. Buon Anno, cara Gloria.....ne mangerei molto volentieri una fetta della tua golosa crostata, troppo buone le albicocche e sicuramente con quelle fresche è meglio!!!

  6. This is a lovely tart ! Certainly delicious !

  7. Gloria, We both love apricots and your tart looks great! We even keep a bag of dried apricots in the fridge for snacking... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    1. Thanks David! I love all apricots way in jars, fresh dried etc. etc. xoxoxo

  8. I love to have apricots in the summertime too. What a yummy way to add them into a tart. Looks good!

  9. Gloria, thanks so much for such a delicious recipe!

  10. I love bakewell tart! It makes my mouth water. How delicious! Brava Gloria!

  11. Mi piacciono tantissimo le albicocche e questa crostata è divina!
    Bravissima :)
    Un bacio

  12. Apricots are sure a great one to have indeed. Eat the seeds at our feed.

  13. I like apricots too and this tart looks delicious!!
    I must save the recipe: next spring I'll try it.

  14. Apricots are so delicious during spring and summer here! This tart makes a great use of them! Happy New Year!

  15. Ha un aspetto assolutamente delizioso. Te ne rubo una fetta

  16. Love everything about this tart Gloria, I bet this is delicious!!! Happy New Year!

  17. It looks so delicious Gloria!

  18. I love apricots and this tart looks so good, Gloria.

  19. Apricots are delicious, and your bakewell tart looks yummy!

    All the best Jan

  20. I love apricots, too, but rarely find good fresh apricots here. If I do, I'd love to make your beautiful tart!!! xo

  21. Looking good, Gloria! xoxoxo

    Have a beachy week!

  22. Questa torta con le albicocche è veramente una coccola golosa :) Un bacio

  23. un dolce fantastico, amo le albicocche !Un abbraccio

  24. Oh Gloria...bake well tart is one of my all time favourites!
    I have never tried it with apricots though...
    Thank you so much for this great idea!!

    Have a great weekend.

    Much Love and hugs xoxo

  25. buonissima questa crostata! buona domenica!!

  26. This is beautiful Gloria! We had some lovely local apricots at the end of summer last year. I will have to save this recipe for when they return!

  27. Your tart is gorgeous, Gloria! I love the combination of apricots and almonds in this delicious version. I've never made a Bakewell Tart. Need to try this one :)

    1. Thanks Susan ! I love apricots! You would love this tart!!xoxox

  28. Apricots are delicious and I will be saving this recipe for summer. That's a pretty tart, Gloria with the almonds! Thanks!

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