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Lost recipe: Bon Appetit "Apricot Almond Torte"

thanks! i'm looking forward to chatting...you seem like a great bunch of folks!

Dec 30, 2010
Foodyfan in Home Cooking

Lost recipe: Bon Appetit "Apricot Almond Torte"

Here goes my first official recipe share...by the way, I've checked epicurious.com and it's not listed.

BA July 1991

Apricot-Almond Streusel Tart

8 servings
Crust
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 Tablespoons cold water

1/4 cup sliced almonds

Topping
1/3 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
1/3 cup sliced almonds
3 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 pound apricots (about 8) quartered, pitted
1 tablespoon apricot brandy or other brandy
Brandied whipped cream (see recipe)

For crust:
Combine first 3 ingredients in processor. Add butter and process using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 2 Tablespoons water and continue processing until large moist clumps form. Gather dough into ball. Flatten ball into disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until well chilled, about 30 minutes.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 12-inch round. Roll up dough on rolling pin and transfer to 9 inch tart pan with removable bottom. Gently press into place. Trim edges. Pierce bottom with fork. Sprinkle crust with almonds. Gently press almonds into dough. Freeze until crust is very firm, about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bake crust until golden, about 25 minutes. Cool completely on rack. Reduce oven temp to 375 degrees.
For topping: Combine first 4 ingredients in processor and process until almonds are finely chopped. Add butter and continue processing until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Arrange apricots cut side up on crust. Sprinkle with brandy. Spoon topping over apricots. Bake until topping is golden and apricots are tender, about 55 minutes. Cool. Serve at room temp with Brandied Whipped Cream.

Brandied Whipped Cream

1/2 cup chilled whipping cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 teaspoons apricot brandy or other brandy

Using electric mixer, whip all ingredients until soft peaks form.

Hope this is the one you've been looking for. If not, it sounds yummy and I'm certainly going to give it a try. Happy New Year everyone!

Bert

Dec 30, 2010
Foodyfan in Home Cooking

Lost recipe: Bon Appetit "Apricot Almond Torte"

did you ever find your recipe for the apricot tart? I just came upon this chow website and have been collecting BA since 1976...if you still need it, I think I've located it in the July 1991. let me know.

Dec 29, 2010
Foodyfan in Home Cooking