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Festive Apricot Tart

 Festive Apricot Tart
I like to bring dishes to potlucks that are a little different from others. Everyone reaches for this attractive apricot tart.
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) apricot halves, well drained
  • 1/3 cup apricot jam

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Add flour;
  • beat until well mixed. Press dough onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up
  • the sides of a 9-in. springform pan. Prick well with a fork; chill
  • for 30 minutes.
  • Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or
  • until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes
  • (mixture will be thick). In a small bowl, beat cream cheese,
  • confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice until smooth.
  • Stir in pudding until blended. Fold in whipped cream. Spread over

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Festive Apricot Tart (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • crust.
  • Arrange apricots over filling. Combine jam and remaining lemon juice;
  • brush over apricots. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours or
  • overnight. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 443 calories, 25 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 366 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.