Apricot Meringue Tart {apricot curd}

A little seasonal sweetness to enjoy beautiful apricots ...

Instead of using the fruit in pieces, I wanted to garnish the dough with an apricot cream, called “apricot curd”, which is made like lemon curd, so very easily!

The apricot tart is covered with a light and sweet Italian meringue, which I prefer to the French meringue.

Here is the step by step ...

- Bake the dough (broken or shortbread) blank at 170 ° for 20 minutes. Reserve.

- Finely mix 400g of pitted apricots, add the juice of 1/2 lemon and 2tbsp of water.

- In a saucepan, mix 60g of sugar and 1tbsp of cornstarch, add the apricot purée. Heat gently.

- Separately, beat 2 whole eggs, then add them to the previous mixture, without stopping mixing (this will thicken quickly!) Until a creamy texture is obtained. Remove from heat and pour over the pie shell. Let cool.


- Then prepare the Italian meringue: in a saucepan, pour 50g of water and 150g of sugar. Heat up to 118 ° c to obtain a sugar syrup.

- Meanwhile, whip 2 egg whites until stiff.

- When the sugar syrup is ready, pour it in a stream over the egg whites, while continuing to beat, until the container cools completely.

- Pour the Italian meringue into a piping bag fitted with a 1M wilton tip.

- Then place small domes of meringues on the pie.

- For the final touch, use a mini torch to brown the top of the meringue.

Good tasting!

July 30, 2012



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    LadyMilonguera @ A fun siphon ...

    August 7, 2012

    This pie is just superb !!! Well done !!!

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    August 7, 2012

    Very pretty tart and original what is more!

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    August 7, 2012

    humm it is beautiful and must be terribly delicious! ; P

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    August 7, 2012

    it is really superb your pie!
    she makes me crack with pleasure :-)
    kisses lilie

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    August 7, 2012

    Very pretty pie! The meringue looks perfect, a pretty color without being overcooked.

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    August 7, 2012

    Mmhm apricot meringue that must be a real treat!

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    August 7, 2012

    Beautiful your pie! I love it! The photo is really beautiful!

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    August 8, 2012

    Too pretty the meringue.

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    Pouce's blog

    August 9, 2012

    Like the others, I think this tart is superb!
    I can't put apricots in my desserts because I tend to eat them just like that, on the fly.

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    August 10, 2012

    Your pie is really beautiful!

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    July 12, 2013

    I made this recipe and tomorrow
    she will be on my blog.
    I did not do as well as
    you decorate the Italian meringue,
    sorry . next time i
    will equip myself to try to do
    pretty domes like you did.
    thanks for the recipe, it was a treat!
    Good Friday !

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    September 12, 2013

    blah !! I made this taarte today I find that it lacks taste !!!!!

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    March 22, 2014

    Thank you for the recipe for this apricot curd! It found its place in the macaroon shells I made. The marriage is perfect! Delicious !!

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    March 22, 2014

    PS: I used a store-bought apricot coulis (quality) to make the apricot-curd

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    November 3, 2014


    I really want to try this recipe (like all those on your blog)! Unfortunately, there are no apricots where I live at all… Do you think this could work with apricots in syrup?
    I take this opportunity to thank you for your articles, I have already tested several recipes by following your instructions to the letter, the result was great every time. Lack more than the progress side finishes!

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      Lilie bakery

      November 3, 2014

      Hello, we have to test, I think it can work. @ soon

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    November 6, 2014

    Just a question before I start, shouldn't the pie be ironed in the oven once the meringue is on it?

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      Lilie bakery

      November 7, 2014

      Hello, no need to put back in the oven, it is with a mini-torch that we brown the meringue. @ soon

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    July 16, 2017

    Good evening, can this pie be made the day before for the next day?

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      Lilie bakery

      July 20, 2017

      Hello yes absolutely, like the majority of pastries

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    September 29, 2021

    Hello, what is the diameter you used for your pie? Thank you.

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      Lilie bakery

      September 29, 2021

      Hello, the mold is about 24cm, see you soon