Rustic Apricot Tart Recipe

This rustic apricot tart makes a delicious dessert that is filled with flavorful fruit. It is especially tasty fresh from the oven.


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
4 to 5 tablespoons ice water

1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 cans (15 ounces each) apricot halves, drained
1 egg white, beaten
1 Tablespoon milk
a few small sprigs of lemon thyme



To make the pie crust, combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.

Using a pastry blender, or 2 butter knives, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until itís in pea-size pieces.

Drizzle in 4 tablespoons of the ice water and mix just until the dough comes together. Add the last tablespoon of ice water if necessary.

Shape the dough into a flat disk, cover it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Line a pizza pan with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch and pumpkin pie spice. Add apricots and toss to coat.

Place pastry dough on pizza pan and spread to within 1 and 1/2 inches of edge. Brush with egg white.

Spoon apricot mixture onto pastry dough, leaving 1 inch free around outside.

Fold empty edges of pastry onto apricot mixture, leaving center uncovered.

Brush pastry with milk and sprinkle with remaining sugar.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.

Use parchment paper to slide tart onto a wire rack to cool.