Obviously, I didn’t do this week’s recipe exactly as called for. Marie of A Year From Oak Cottage chose La Palette’s Strawberry Tart.  I love strawberries – especially in the summer – but for some reason I just wasn’t in the mood for strawberries that day.  And as I was trying to think of a substitute fruit, its like there was a little voice in my head chanting, “apricots! apricots! apricots!” Ok then, fine. I’ll do apricots. Good thing I did, too, because this turned out beautifully!!

I tossed my apricots with a little sugar, some fresh lime juice and a splash of coconut rum and let them macerate for about an hour. I spread my (amazingly delicious!) tart shell with a thick layer of good apricot jam, dumped on my apricots and dug in! WOW was this good!!! Honestly, my favorite part was the tart shell….it was like a shortbread cookie!! However, the apricot part was pretty darned tasty, if I do say so myself!

Sorry, but I won’t be posting Dorie’s recipes on my blog anymore – there are just too many of us (Tuesdays with Dorie members) now, and we wouldn’t want Dorie’s book sales to go downhill!! (Sorry Dorie!!) So, if you would like the recipes….buy the book!! Trust me, its the best cookbook you’ll ever own and you’ll be GLAD you bought it!!!



  1. That looks amazing with the apricots. Such a pretty color. Your tart crust looks perfect.


    Comment by rainbowbrown — June 9, 2008 @ 7:28 PM

  2. Apricots sound wonderful with this – I love apricot jam, it’s one I almost always have on hand.


    Comment by Caitlin — June 9, 2008 @ 7:33 PM

  3. Oh yum! Your apricot tart looks amazing! Great job!

    Clara @ <a href="http://iheartfood4thought.wordpress.com">I♥food4thought</a&gt;


    Comment by CB — June 9, 2008 @ 7:35 PM

  4. yuuummm! Great idea to use apricots! It looks delicious!


    Comment by Heather B — June 9, 2008 @ 7:46 PM

  5. The apricot looks fabulous! I may try that next…


    Comment by Jules — June 9, 2008 @ 7:58 PM

  6. that looks wonderful! and apricot jam is my favorite of all!


    Comment by steoh (whisk/spoon) — June 9, 2008 @ 8:15 PM

  7. i’m definitely going to try apricots next time…and then blueberries…and then peaches… wonderful job!!


    Comment by food librarian — June 9, 2008 @ 8:44 PM

  8. I used some apricots too. Your pictures are fabulous!


    Comment by Kelly — June 9, 2008 @ 9:00 PM

  9. I used apricots too. Your pictures are fabulous!


    Comment by Kelly — June 9, 2008 @ 9:01 PM

  10. Beautiful, A!! I love it! 🙂


    Comment by hornedfroggy — June 9, 2008 @ 9:11 PM

  11. Gorgeous pictures! I thought about picking up some apricots the other day for this and now I wish I would’ve. Yum!


    Comment by Amanda — June 9, 2008 @ 9:17 PM

  12. Those apricots look lovely.

    Well done.


    Comment by Andrea — June 9, 2008 @ 10:56 PM

  13. gorgeous pics Amy!! great choice in using the apricots!


    Comment by Tara — June 10, 2008 @ 12:37 PM

  14. Great job with the tart! The apricots look so pretty!


    Comment by Erin — June 10, 2008 @ 3:50 PM

  15. Oh apricots sound so good! Great tart!


    Comment by Christine — June 10, 2008 @ 4:58 PM

  16. Oh, my! That looks incredible! So pretty, and so yummy! I can’t imagine a fruit that wouldn’t do well in this tart. Well…maybe durian. But other than that…


    Comment by Jayne — June 10, 2008 @ 5:14 PM

  17. it looks wonderful. love the idea of using apricots in this. that was one fruit i didn’t even consider for this tart. 🙂


    Comment by karen — June 10, 2008 @ 7:10 PM

  18. These look great, and the lighting – oh my. great photography. Super job!


    Comment by Susan — June 10, 2008 @ 8:20 PM

  19. ooh, the apricots look so golden and delicious! love the photos!


    Comment by kim — June 10, 2008 @ 8:40 PM

  20. Oh, you got tasty fresh apricots, I wish I could


    Comment by Ulrike — June 12, 2008 @ 6:39 AM

  21. Your pictures are gorgeous! Great substitution using apricots!

    Shari@<a href="http://www.whiskblog.com/">Whisk: a food blog</a>


    Comment by Shari — June 12, 2008 @ 7:08 PM

  22. OOOoooh, pretty! It looks like little bits of sunshine on a plate. Fantastic tart!


    Comment by JacqueOH — June 17, 2008 @ 5:55 AM

  23. The apricots look gorgeous. I love how the soft apricots contrast against the sharp ridges of the tart crust. Great baking and great photos too!


    Comment by Gary — June 20, 2008 @ 1:20 AM

  24. wow, the apricots look fabulous! great adaptation


    Comment by Jaime — June 23, 2008 @ 6:40 PM

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