This apricot tart is super nice and extremely easy to prepare! It’s made up of a sweet shortcrust pastry, stewed apricots, and fresh apricots. Very juicy and fragrant, it is just like desserts I loved as a child!

I used my favorite sweet shortcrust recipe (Philippe Conticini’s), but you can replace it with a regular tart dough as well.

Apricot tart from my childhood

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6


For a 22cm tart tin (8.5 inches)



  • 1 sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 1 kg (2 lb) apricots
  • 40 g (3 tbsp) sugar + 2 tsp for the garnish
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 25 g (1/4 cup) flaked almonds


  1. Pit the apricots and set 12 of them aside for the garnish. 

  2. Cook the rest of the apricots down into a stew with the sugar vanilla pod for 10 to 15 min without a lid, mixing occasionally.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200 °C. 

  4. Roll out the dough, place it in the tart tin and prick with a fork. Pour the stewed apricots into the pastry and place the apricots we set aside previously on the tart.

  5. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of sugar over the apricots and bake for 40 min. 5min before the end of the baking time, scatter the sliced almonds over the fruit. Serve warm.


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