Apricot macadamia nut tart

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Flour
⅔ cup Butter; softened
¼ cup Brown sugar; packed
2 tablespoons Cocoa
1 Egg
8 ounces Dried apricots
3½ ounce Macadamia nuts; coarsely chopped
⅓ cup Sugar
¼ cup Butter; melted
½ cup Light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs -Chocolate-dipped Apricots-----
¼ cup Semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon Shortening
12 Dried apricots

COCOA PASTRY

TART

1. Heat oven to 400¼. Mix all pastry ingredients until dough forms.

Press firmly and evenly against bottom and side of ungreased 11-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.

2. After baking pastry, heat oven to 375 ¼. Reserve 12 apricots for Chocolate-dipped Apricots; coarsely chop remaining apricots. Sprinkle nuts and chopped apricots evenly over baked pastry. Beat sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt, and eggs until smooth. Pour over nuts and apricots. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until set.

3. Line plate with waxed paper. Place chips and shortening in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave uncovered on medium 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Dip half of each apricot into chocolate mixture; place on plate. Let stand until chocolate is dry. Place on tart.

Per serving: 779 Calories; 21g Fat (22% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 156g Carbohydrate; 83mg Cholesterol; 239mg Sodium From The Chocolate Archives, Dec 1997,

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