Apricot and Vanilla Tartlets Recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: easy
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 15 min

Whether you’re throwing a dinner party or just want something a little more fancy to treat your family to this week, give this easy dessert recipe a go this week for a change from your usual puds.

This idea only uses three ingredients so it’s a really quick dessert recipe to go for if you find yourself feeding a crowd at a moment’s notice. You’ll probably already have tinned apricots in your cupboard so it’s just a case of picking up a vanilla pod and some rolled pastry when you pop to the shops.

It takes ten minutes to prepare and only needs fifteen minutes in the oven so it really is a speedy option and the finished result serves up to six people – so you know you’re covered if people want seconds too!



  • 200g (7oz) ready rolled puff pastry
  • 400g (14 oz) tinned apricot halves in syrup
  • 1 vanilla pod, halved


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/400F/Gas 6. Unroll the pastry and cut into 6 x 12cm x 8.5cm (4¾in x 3¼in)rectangles and place on a non stick baking tray.

  • Arrange three apricot halves on each piece of pastry and brush with a little of the syrup. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until puffed and golden.

  • Meanwhile scrape out the seeds of the vanilla pod and place in a saucepan with the pod. Pour over the remaining syrup and place over a high heat for 10 minutes until reduced and thickened.

  • Brush over the tarts before serving and top with a small slice of the vanilla pod. Serve with crème fresh if you wish.

Top Tip for making Apricot and Vanilla Tartlets

Try baking with different fruits, either fresh or tinned is fine.

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