Apricot-Ginger tarts

It was my turn to host book club tonight. We read “The Hundred Foot Journey,” a visual book about an Indian boy who migrates to small town France, becomes a chef in a family Indian restaurant, and then becomes apprentice to an exacting (and somewhat bigoted) classical French chef. So…I made Indian (bhel puri) and Indo-French snacks…the apricot tarts fit in the latter category.apricottarts

The ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter, softened (ok so yes, these might be kinda paula dean-ish. but they’re a “sometimes” food. I used organic unsalted butter.
  • 1 cup of pastry flour or all purpose flour
  • 1-2 T sugar (I didn’t measure, but i did it to taste)
  • 12 teaspoons of ginger jam
  • 2 apricots, sliced thinly

The method

  1. Mix the flour and butter together with your hands to form a dough. It should come together and form a ball. If it’s too dry, add a little milk, a teaspoon at a time.
  2. Roll out between pieces of parchment, about 1/4 inch-1/8 thick.
  3. Cut into 2″ rounds with a cookie cutter.
  4. Lay out on parchment lined cookie sheets. use a spatula to transfer them.
  5. Fan out apricot slices on each tart
  6. bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Let cool & enjoy!
  8. Spread a teaspoon of jam onto each of the tarts.

About ds331

A lifelong vegetarian. A foodie. Can there be such a thing? Some restauranteurs don't seem to think so...but many of my veggie friends and family have a little something or two to teach them.
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