Apricots is a good source of Vitamin A,and a treasure for antioxidants.Rich in fibre,good for
your heart,bones and eyes.As it has essential heart health nutrients,it is considered as a
superfood.I have used dry apricots in this recipe.You can used fresh apricots and stew ,or
use canned apricots too.
Let’s get into the recipe now..
For the crust / base
1+1/4 cup flour
75 gm butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup ground almond flour.
1 egg yolk
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup apricot purée (5-6 apricots boiled with a little sugar or honey and puréed)/jam
Knead or process all the ingredients together to just hold as a dough together,and don’t knead
too much.If it is too dry add 1-2 tblsp of ice water .Wrap it in polythene or foil and keep in the
fridge for minimum 15 minutes.Roll out onto the greased pie dish,or just press on using the
back of a glass or a spatula neat and even .Prick the base with a fork and bake for 10 minutes
For the filling
250gm cream cheese /home made paneer
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup chopped apricots
1/4 cup apricot purée (5-6 apricots boiled with a little sugar or honey and puréed) or apricot
Beat the cheese till soft.Add sugar and eggs and beat well.Add cornflour and beat again for a
few seconds .
Spread the jam on the baked pie crust and pour the beaten batter.Add the chopped apricots
and bake in a moderate oven for 40-45 minutes (180 degrees).
Serve with fresh cream or yoghurt.