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A tarte composee is a simple and elegant dessert. Here, we use a cookie-crust shell, vanilla pastry cream, and fresh apricots and berries.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2000

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Makes 1 nine-inch tart
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  • Prepare cookie-crust dough. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake shell until golden, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.

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  • When tart shell is completely cool, fill with pastry cream, using a small offset spatula to smooth top. Arrange apricot wedges in a ring around outer edge of tart. Fill center with blackberries.

  • Place apricot jam and 1 tablespoon water in a small saucepan over medium heat until warm and thin. Pass through a fine-mesh sieve. Using a pastry brush, coat apricots and blackberries with jam. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cook's Notes

The components of this tart may all be prepared in advance, but it should not be assembled more than two hours before serving.

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