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Apricot Tart

Prep time 20 mins
Stand time 30 mins
Bake time 45 mins
Cool time 20 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Parchment paper
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds apricots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 (15-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Sweet Cream Topping (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; coat parchment paper with cooking spray.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together apricots and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Let stand 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Unroll piecrust on prepared baking sheet. Roll into a 12-inch circle.

  4. Drain apricot mixture, reserving liquid. Toss apricots in flour.

  5. Mound apricots in center of piecrust, leaving a 3-inch border. Fold piecrust border up and over apricots, pleating as you go, leaving an opening about 5 inches wide in center.

  6. Stir together egg and 1 Tbsp. water. Brush piecrust with egg mixture, and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. sugar.

  7. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden. Carefully transfer tart on parchment paper to a wire rack; cool 20 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, bring reserved apricot liquid to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Let cool slightly. Brush or drizzle 1 to 2 Tbsp. hot apricot liquid over exposed fruit in center of tart. Serve immediately with remaining apricot syrup, and, if desired, Sweet Cream Topping.