Apricot and Almond Jalousie (Jalousie Aux Amandes El a L'abrico

"Jalousie means shutter in French, and these traditional tarts look just like the shutters you see on houses all over France. A very easy and elegant dessert."
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  • 12 lb puff pastry
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 6 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 425. Roll out the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a 12" square. Cut in half to form two rectangles.
  • Place one half on a baking sheet that you have sprayed with water. (yes, water). Brush all around the edges with beaten egg. Brush with the apricot preserves.
  • Fold the remaining piece of dough in half lengthwise and cut eight evenly spaced diagonal slits from the center fold to about 1/2 " of the outer edge.
  • Unfold and place on top of the preserve topped one, matching edges carefully. Press edges together well,scallop with the tip of a small knife.
  • Brush the slashed pastry top with water and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until well risen and golden brown.
  • Cool on a rack, cut into fourths and serve with creme fraiche or yougurt, if desired.

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