Thursday, 5 August 2010

Gingered Turkish Apricot and Camembert Tart

Fairview has recently launched a competition for food bloggers to create a recipe with Fairview Camembert; this is my entry!

I got a couple of recipe ideas from browsing the Internet but in the end this tart was wholly my brain child. I first tried to make little individual pies but it didn't look (or taste!) as good as this open tart.

The final product was pretty damn tasty if I say so myself. The sweetness of the baked apricots go well with the creaminess of the cheese, the ginger biscuits add a nice spicy crunch while the honey just brings all the flavours together. The tart would make a nice sweet addition to a cheese platter and I am proud to present it for the Fairview Camembert Competition!

If you would like to vote for my recipe, head over to the competition page over here and select number 6 in the poll on the right hand side of the page.

Gingered Turkish Apricot and Camembert Tart
Makes 4 triangles

  • 1 15cm x 15cm sheet of Puff Pastry
  • 10 Turkish Apricots
  • 0.5 Wheel of Camembert
  • 4 Ginger Cookies
  • Honey
  • 1 egg for brushing the pastry

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry slightly on a floured surface. Put the pastry dough on a tinfoil lined oven pan.
  3. With a knife draw a 1cm border around the pastry (be careful not to cut through!).
  4. Cut the apricot length-wise, pack them so that they overlap slightly on the pastry within the border.
  5. Place about 1cm thick slices of Camembert on top of the apricots.
  6. Brush the pastry border with beaten egg and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Break the ginger cookies into small pieces and sprinkle over the tart after it has been in the oven for 25 minutes.
  8. Place the tart back into the oven and grill it for a few minutes. (Keep your eyes on the tart in this step, it burns very quickly!)
  9. Generously drizzle honey over the tart, cut into triangles and serve.

My cheese slices in the photos were a bit thin, I corrected it in the recipe.


  1. Oooh, lovely! Gets my vote :-)

  2. This tart look delicous, I can imagine the flavours working very well together. Good luck for the competition.

  3. Thanks Nicola, I find waiting for competition results terrible, I'm waaaaaay to impatient!

  4. I really like the look of this! Love the play of textures with the creamy cheese and crunchy biscuits - you deserve to be in the top 3 (with me!) :-)

  5. Heehee, thanks Marisa, would love to be in the top three with a classy act like yours!

  6. That's it...I withdrawing, I do not stand a chance agains all these delicious enteries....Well done!

  7. Oh Nina, flattery will get you everywhere :P

  8. Wow! Sounds pretty good. Nice and easy too

  9. Thanks Claudz, glad you like it :)

  10. I love apricots, ginger and camembert so these would be a hit for me Im sure of it. Well done and all the best xx

  11. Thanks browniegirl, another day another competition..! :P