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An apricot tart is a pastry that consists of an apricot jam filling and a pastry crust. The jam is often made from fresh apricots, but it can also be made from apricot preserves. The tart can be made with a variety of crusts, including a traditional pie crust, a shortcrust pastry, or a puff pastry.
The history of apricot tart recipes is unclear. It is possible that the tart was invented in France, as apricots are native to that country. It is also possible that the tart was invented in England, as apricots were introduced to that country in the early 1600s. The first recorded recipe for an apricot tart appeared in an English cookbook in 1664.
The apricot tart became popular in the United States in the 19th century. The first known recipe for an American apricot tart appeared in an 1876 cookbook. Apricot tarts were often served at Victorian tea parties.
Making apricot tart is a delicious way to enjoy this versatile fruit. When making the tart, it is important to use ripe apricots that are sweet and juicy. If the apricots are too hard, they can be cooked in a small amount of water to soften them before adding them to the tart. Additionally, be sure to use fresh ingredients for the crust, such as butter, sugar, and flour. When the tart is finished baking, allow it to cool for a few minutes before adding a layer of apricot jam for sweetness. Finally, garnish the tart with fresh apricots and a sprinkle of icing sugar for a delicious finishing touch.
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