This Summer, I'm all about apricots. Normally I eat more plums than apricots, but after tasting the best apricot of my life, I can't stop eating them! The soft, sweet fruit is ideal for enjoying out of hand, but it's also wonderful in dessert preparations like this easy tart. It's a no-bake tart with a pistachio-shortbread crust and honey custard. Although this tart is simple to make, the custard needs time to set, so get started on it a couple of hours before you make it. Ready for the recipe? Here it is.
1/3 cup cornstarch Serves 8.
5 large egg yolks
2 cups whole milk
1/3 cup honey
5 ounces shortbread cookies, broken
3 ounces shelled unsalted pistachios (2/3 cup)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
5 apricots (about 3/4 pound), pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons apricot jam
1/3 cup cornstarch