Treat yourself to the delicious flavors of our Apricot & Almond Bakewell, a sensational treat that combines the perfect balance of sweet pastry and spicy compote. Each bite offers a hint of fruity apricot, complemented by the rich and nutty notes of almond. This classic dessert is a real winner with its puff pastry butter dough and the intense flavor of the spicy compote. Whether enjoyed plain or with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, our Apricot & Almond Bakewell will satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more!
- 400g sweet shortcrust pastry
- 140g self-raising flour, plus a little more for dusting
- 200 g butter, soft
- 140g ground almonds
- 140g golden powdered sugar
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 x 600 ml jar of apricot compote (I used Bonne Maman)
- 1 tbsp flaked almonds
- Powdered sugar, Greek yogurt and clear honey for serving
- 140g Madeira cake
- Roll out the dough with a little flour until it is large enough to line a 20-23cm deep, loose-bottomed tart tin.
- Line the mold with the dough, leaving excess dough to remain.
- Chill for 30 minutes or freeze.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.
- Line the dough with baking paper, fill with baking beans and blind bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove the paper and beans, then bake for another 5 minutes, until the dough is a light cookie color.
- In the meantime prepare the filling. Beat the Madeira cake in a food processor and then place it in a large bowl.
- Add the flour, butter, ground almonds, powdered sugar and eggs to the bowl.
- Mix briefly until a smooth mixture forms.
- Reduce oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas 3.
- Pour the compote into the dough pan and spread it so that the bottom is covered.
- Pour the almond mixture over the compote and spread carefully to cover it.
- Scatter flaked almonds on top.
- Bake for 1 hour until golden brown and firm.
- Place on a serving plate and serve slightly warm.
- Dust with powdered sugar.
- Serve with Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowl
- rolling pin
- 9-inch tart pan
- Bake beans
- Cooling rack
- Serving plate
This Apricot Almond Bakewell recipe contains the following allergens:
- wheat gluten)
Please ensure all ingredients are suitable for your dietary needs.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers or want to make this recipe in advance, here are some storage tips:
- Store the Bakewell cake in an airtight container in the fridge.
- It can be stored for up to 3 days.
To serve, you can enjoy it cold or warm it up in the oven for a few minutes.
Do not freeze the Bakewell tart as this could affect the consistency.
Health Benefits of Apricot and Almond Bakewell
The Apricot Almond Bakewell is not only a delicious treat but also offers several health benefits. This dessert combines the goodness of apricots, almonds and other nutritious ingredients into a healthy and filling dessert.
Apricots are packed with essential vitamins and minerals that promote overall health. They are an excellent source of fiber, which aids digestion and prevents constipation. Apricots are also rich in antioxidants, which protect the body from damage caused by harmful free radicals.
Almonds are nutritional powerhouses that offer numerous health benefits. They are rich in healthy fats, proteins and fiber and are therefore a great addition to a balanced diet. Almonds are also rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that supports skin health and boosts the immune system. In addition, almonds can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Eggs are a great source of high-quality protein and contain important nutrients such as vitamins A, B, D and minerals such as iron and zinc. Including eggs in your diet can help build muscle, improve brain function and maintain healthy bones.
4. Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt is known for its rich texture and tangy taste. It is an excellent source of protein, calcium and probiotics. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that promote a healthy gut and aid digestion.
5. Madeira cake
Madeira cake is a delicious complement to the apricot and almond bakewell. Although it may not provide as many health benefits as the other ingredients, it does add to the overall flavor and texture of the dessert.
With the combination of these nutritious ingredients, the Apricot & Almond Bakewell offers guilt-free indulgence without compromising on taste. Additionally, you can garnish it with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of clear honey to enhance its presentation and taste.