So yeah, not a single apricot to be had. Instead I used peaches, which turned out well enough. Of course, I didn’t get to make the apricot kernel ice cream either for obvious reasons. I was so looking forward to it, so I will have to be very diligent when apricot season rolls around next year… didn’t you need 50 kernels??
Anyway, when we make a new recipe, I often like to Google it to see if anyone else has made it, and what it looks like. I definitely eat with my eyes. I did find this recipe from David’s website which is pretty similar, but has marzipan in the crumble. Um, yes please. When I was little, my dad would buy my mom those pretty painted marzipan candies from the German bakery in our neighborhood, which, of course, she would never share with us kids. I don’t recall where I ever had my first taste, but it has always been a favorite of mine. Marzipan seems to be one of those flavors that seem to be part of my DNA… something you are born wanting to always eat. Since we had no apricot kernel ice cream wanted to do something special.
The tart was delicious… the crumble really made it special, and the peaches were good this time, despite travelling 3000 miles from California! I did find the fruit stand again but it was on the other side of the street as we were driving by, and my husband didn’t want to u-turn. Oh well. The subtle almond notes repeated themselves throughout, which I always do love. My only complaint is that, while I only barely baked my shell, it did come out a little over baked for my taste during the second bake with the fruit. I think I will choose to shorten the second bake the next time.