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Red Apricot and Sweet Cherry Tart with a Cashew FrangipaneRed Apricot and Sweet Cherry TartRed Apricot Tart recipeRed Apricot Tart recipeWe made this cute tart for you to make to celebrate life with. It’s a Red Apricot and Sweet Cherry Tart with a Cashew Frangipane. We invite you to welcome in autumn and say bye bye to summer with this tart. We decided to use these gorgeous Red Velvet Apricots, or plum-cots. These apricots have a beautiful deep red skin with rich golden flesh. Their texture is very much plum like with the taste of both apricots and plum, hence the name plum-cots. If you can’t find these it’s ok, you can sub for regular apricots or even plums. We love the sweet and tart flavor the Red Apricots give this tart, which is a really nice compliment to the rich and nutty baked cashew custard. We also used sweet cherries to add a just a touch more of autumn. We surrounded all of this goodness with a simple shortbread crust. This really is autumn in a tart, and we hope you will enjoy it!
♥ Teri

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Red Apricot and Sweet Cherry Tart with a Cashew Frangipane
Makes 1 (10 inch) tart

shortbread crust:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine sugar (granulated is fine)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
cashew frangipane:
1 1/2 cups dry roasted cashews, finely ground (food processor works best)
3/4 cup superfine sugar (granulated is fine)
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

10-12 red apricots pitted and cut into wedges (6 per apricot)
25-30 sweet cherries, pitted and quartered

1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
2. For shortbread crust: In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until dough forms. Evenly press dough into the bottom and sides of a 10” tart shell. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (while you make frangipane).
3. For cashew frangipane: Whisk together ground cashews, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add butter and eggs and whisk together until fully incorporated.
4. To assemble: Pour cashew frangipane into tart shell and spread evenly. Arrange apricots around edge until a border is created. Use remaining apricot wedges to create a smaller circle of apricots inside the border. Arrange cherries decoratively between apricot wedges, using remaining pieces of cherries for the center of the tart.
5. Place tart onto a baking sheet and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until frangipane has puffed and is golden brown (a toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the center of the frangipane).
6. Remove from oven and allow tart to cool for at least 1 hour before removing from tart mold, slicing and serving.


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  1. Belinda @themoonblushbaker Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh I am sorry about your cat! My dog also is getting old and the signs of disease are showing up. Your blog, is your blog, you should be able to talk about sad stuff. I think it defines a blogger.
    Lovely tart so sunny and happy. At least food can make a day a bit brighter.

  2. Nikki Not Specified Not Specified

    Hang in there Teri! I just went through this with my 19-year-old dog. She was such a tough puppy but it was her time. It’s always hard losing a family member, even if they’re covered in fur. Take lots of pictures now and snuggle extra close because…after they’re gone those are the moments you’ll wish you took the extra time to do.

  3. IFeelCook Not Specified Not Specified

    This tart looks so yummy! Sure, your stop motion video is very cute ^^
    I’m really sorry to hear this about your cat… such a difficult moment :(( A big hug!!

  4. Quyen Not Specified Not Specified

    Beautiful tart! I would love to do this, but I don’t really have the patience. I’ll try this is a free form tart! :)

  5. Millie Not Specified Not Specified

    Saw this video on Instagram and it looks so good!!!!!!!!! Amazing styling and photography, by the way!

  6. Sadye Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh, so sorry to hear about your cat. Clearly you are doing all you can to make him comfortable and happy, and you’ve obviously given him a great life. Stay strong and keep posting, because your readers love you right back :)

  7. Erika Not Specified Not Specified

    Aww sorry to hear about your cat! Having an ailing pet is never fun :( But good for your for looking on the bright side–this certainly is a photogenic tart! I hope your cat enjoys his last days in relative comfort!

  8. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    This is straight up gorgeous. Loooove!

  9. Nicole Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m so sorry to hear about your kitty. It’s such a tough thing to go through. Hugs to you during this rough time!

  10. OsaGirl Not Specified Not Specified

    So sorry for your heartbreak Teri.

  11. Annalise @ Completely Delicious Not Specified Not Specified

    Gorgeous! I must have watched the video on instagram ten times. :)

  12. Maura - YLT Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks really good. And I love the photos!

  13. Jack Not Specified Not Specified

    My health is fading from one of those “diseases that can’t be cured” too (I have a lot in common with your cat). But one of my great loves is cooking, and the possibility of making a tart like that one is a real morale booster.
    So avoid googling health conditions (that’s never a good idea) and take look through the endless high-fives you get from your readers. Life is hard, but the beautiful photos and recipes your post make things a little easier.

  14. Kate | Food Babbles Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m so very sorry to hear about your cat. Losing a loved one is so difficult. This tart is simply lovely and a wonderful way to welcome fall and celebrate life.

  15. Courtney Not Specified Not Specified

    Hey I never comment on blogs, total lurker! But I just had my cat put to sleep and it totally sucks. It was the right thing to do and I know it but am in tears writing this. Sorry you have to go through this. It really does get better.

  16. rescie Not Specified Not Specified

    My 22 year old Chihuahua, whom I adore, is in the same position as your cat and I’m in the same position as you. Tough, tough, tough.

    Loved the recipe and feel it will go a long way to making me feel a little better.

  17. Susan P Not Specified Not Specified

    This tart looks delicious. Hugs to you and your cat.

  18. Nika Not Specified Not Specified

    Awwwwww, I heart you. Xoxo

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  20. Niky Jackson Not Specified Not Specified

    Can you suggest me anything else on the place ha cashew. my husband have allergies with it

    • John Not Specified Not Specified

      Hi, if you’re still looking for a substitute for cashews, I recommend almonds. And substitute some of the vanilla extract w almond extract. They are part of the same genus, prunus, with cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, etc. They go well together. I’m just a farmer in California. A can a week is all we ask and hope you’ll buy!