Monday, August 2, 2010

Whole Wheat Apricot Tarts!

Apricots! We love them! They're cute, sweet, tart, they taste like summer....and they are free off our neighbor's tree!

These little tarts were so good! The wheat and oat flour make them taste a bit like a crisp, and the strawberry jam adds just enough sweetness to the tart apricots.

Whole Wheat Apricot Tarts
(inspired by BHG's plum berry tarts)

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oat flour (raw rolled oats + food processer= oat flour!)
2 TBS powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c strawberry jam (see me make it here)
6 apricots, washed, pitted, and cut into slices
1 Tbsp. milk
vanilla ice cream


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil; set aside.

2.In a bowl combine flour, powdered sugar, and salt. With a fork or pastry blender cut butter mixture until pieces are about pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon or so of water over the mixture; gently toss with fork. Continue adding a bit of water at a time until you can form pastry in a ball.

3. Divide pastry in 6 equal portions. On a lightly floured surface roll each piece into a circle(ish:) Place on baking sheet.

4.Spread a spoonful of strawberry jam onto pastry. Add apricots, leaving about an inch at the edge. Fold edges over apricots. Brush with milk.

5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until filling is bubbly and fruit is tender, covering tarts with foil the last 10 minutes of baking. Cool slightly on baking sheet or rack.
Top with ice cream and a drizzle of honey.



LMB said...

Your recipe posts always give me a bit of an inferiority complex. I aspire to be the cook that you are.

carol said...

mmm...that looks so good!! :)

Bethany said...

Those look so delicious, I swear I can smell them from where I sit!

gram said...

.. brings back girl-hood memories when we had end-less summer fruit trees in our yard... lools so tasty!

Tara said...

Yummy! I saw someone has a huge apricot tree right on Wasatch and they have a sign that says free apricots- I really want to go get some!

sarah nicole said...

Cute! Have you read the cookbook Good to the Grain? It seems like something you would really like.

Patricia Scarpin said...

I love free form tarts like these - they're beautiful! And so are those apricots, you did them proud! :D

Katie Farmand said...

Yummy. I have a bunch of almost-too-ripe plums, and this might be the perfect use for them!

summer said...

yumm. they look so rustic! i'm really into the strawberry jam part. did you thrift that paddle? it's awesome.