Picture this: it's that wonderful time of day when the sun has just set and the weather is perfectly comfortable. You're enjoying the merry sounds of a symphony. After devouring a delectable steak sandwich and tomato salad, you are satisfied, but desire something sweet. Your wish comes true when you take one last look into the picnic basket and see, individually wrapped in parchment paper and tied with satin ribbons, luscious apricot tarts. You pass them out to your friends who marvel at your culinary creativeness. Doesn't that sound like fun?! Thanks to this fabulous recipe, you can live that scenario in the near future. If apricots aren't your cup of tea, substitute cherries, peaches, plums — whatever floats your fancy. Check out the recipe.
From Martha Stewart Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface Directions Makes 4.
Individual Apricot Tarts
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 pound apricots, pits discarded, cut into 1/4-inch wedges
1/2 cup apricot jam
From Martha Stewart
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface