Apricot Torte

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) jar apricot preserves
Powdered sugar (optional)
Whipped cream (optional)

Preparation

Pulse flour and next 3 ingredients in a food processor 7 or 8 times or until mixture is crumbly. Add egg, and pulse 4 or 5 times until dough forms. Divide dough into 7 equal portions, shaping each portion into a ball.

Roll each ball to a 9-inch circle on inverted greased 9-inch cakepans covered with parchment paper.

Bake, in batches, at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on pans.

Beat sour cream and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until combined; chill.

Process preserves in a food processor until smooth.

Spread 6 cookie layers alternately with about 3 tablespoons sour cream mixture and 3 tablespoons apricot preserves; stack. Top with remaining cookie layer; chill 8 hours. Sprinkle top with powdered sugar, if desired; pipe whipped cream around outer edge, if desired.

October 2002
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