Apricot Tart with Frangipane in a Nut Crust
I am not a fan of pre-made pie crusts.
They are always so greasy and made with unnatural ingredients.
I recently came across these Diamond Nut brand nut pie crusts. (click on the link to order 12 pack, which comes out to $4.00 each).
These are ready made pie crusts (not easy to find btw), with little flour and all natural ingredients. No refrigeration is necessary and they have a long shelf life.
I was very curious.
You can eat them with a no bake pudding filling or ice cream, or you can bake them as you would a regular pie crust....sweet or savory filling, you decide.
They are much lower in carbs than regular pie crusts, with only 9 grams of carbs per serving. Not bad.
I had a jar of poached apricots from Italy and instead of using them all on top of Greek yogurt, I went for a tart with a frangipane filling (that luscious almond eggy filling).
Wasn't really sure where I was going with this....it was experimental only.......but the results were fantastic!!
I had to quickly write down the recipe for you, so I wouldn't forget it.
I used the walnut pie crust vs. the pecan, but either would work with apricots.
And since you probably don't have poached apricots from Italy! use fresh apricots or any other good quality jarred or fresh fruit.
1 Diamond Nut ready made walnut pie crust
4 tbsp melted butter
2/3 c sugar
zest of a lemon
1 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
fresh apricots or jarred/poached apricots, cut in halves and pits removed
Mix the melted butter with the sugar, zest and eggs. Add in almond flour and extracts.
Mix until you get a nice thick paste consistency.
Spread the frangipane in the nut crust with a silicone spatula.
Lay out the halved apricots on top and place a pistachio in the center.
Bake at 350F for 40 minutes.
After 30 minutes, my crust was starting to get too dark, so I put foil around the rim, as to not burn the tart.
Take the tart out when the frangipane is golden brown and it is no longer jiggly in the center.
Let the tart cool and dust with powdered sugar before slicing.
PS. if you are having trouble finding these pie crusts, you can order a 2 pack here on amazon (instead of 12 in the above link).