Wednesday, March 14, 2012



That’s Pi!  You know that silly little number everyone knows but few know why.  It’s also March 14th and an excuse to combine the two and celebrate with…


So for those who need a quick refresher, PI is a mathematic constant that is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to it’s diameter.

HUH? Oh sorry, what was I thinking. You want the definition of the other PIE.  Pie is a baked good that uses pastry dough, usually in a circle dish that encases a filling either sweet or savoury. And for our purposes today, sweet!

When Dorothy at Crazy for Crust asked if I wanted to take part I immediately said yes.  I love a good play on words :)  I also immediately thought of this pie.  I’ve shared several pie recipes on here so I wanted something I hadn’t thought of in years.  My mother use to make this tart, a thinner version of pie, all the time.  It’s so simple too, which I love.

I’m sharing an apple apricot tart.



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • large egg*
  • 4 apples thinly sliced
  • 1 jar apricot preserves
  1. In food processor, combine flour, sugar, salt, zest and butter.  Until it looks like oatmeal.
  2. Combine the egg until it just starts to come together.  Press into tart shell.
  3. Slice apples into thin slices and place into tart shell in circles.
  4. Cover with apricot preserves
  5. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with icing sugar
  7. Enjoy!

{Nutrition Data per serving: Calories: 232; Carbs: 38g; Fat: 8g; Protein: 3g}


See! it’s so simple and oh so tasty.  I ate that piece and childhood memories came flooding back!

So hop around and join us for PIE day!

  1. Bake it with Booze  Amaretto-Cherry / Brandied Apple with Cheddar Cheese Crumb
  2. Kristin's kNook Caramel Apple Galettes
  3. Something Swanky  Baltimore Bomb Pie
  4. Crazy for Crust  Carrot Cake Pie
  5. The Domestic Rebel  Grasshopper Thin Mint Pie
  6. BruCrew Life  Banana Split Brownie Pie
  7. Shugary Sweets  Irish Banana Cream Pie
  8. Mandy's Recipe Box  Reese's Fudge Pie

Thanks for looking!

Linking with:
Cast Party Wednesday
Mrs Fox's Sweets
These Chicks Cook
Success U
Full Plate Thursday
It's a Keeper Thursday
Sweet Treat Thursday


  1. Awesome pie choice! So happy to be hopping with you on pi day!

  2. A perfect pie to dough ratio:-) Perfect on a hot summer day...or on a crazy PI day hop:-) Happy Pi day!!!

  3. Oh wow, this looks wonderful, happy Pie day!

  4. Beautiful! And delicious. That crust looks so pretty. Thanks so much for participating today Karen! Have a happy pi day. :)

  5. A beautiful, low-fat tart? That obviously means I can eat the entire thing, right?? Yes!! (Just nod and play along) But seriously, what a beautiful crust and of course, powdered sugar on top makes everything better :)

  6. Yummy! So pretty...Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  8. That is one gorgeous tart! I almost bought a tart pan yesterday...I think I need to revisit that decision after seeing this recipe :) There's just something about it that makes me think of tea time.

  9. Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I'm ALL over this tart, too, as I make apricot preserves every year...Even when I say I won't make any, I always do. I'll add a bit of booze, of course, just cuz...Ya know. :)

  10. OH this pie looks fabulous! Love the combination of apples and apricots and just love tarts. The picture of the piece of tart wants me to jump up and make this. Wish I had the ingredients!

  11. Oh yummmmmmmmmmmm! This looks so amazing!!

  12. What a pretty tart. Thank you for sharing, sounds terrific.

  13. That looks so good and I bet it is tasty too.

  14. Karen, this is a beautiful tart. I just love the apple and apricot combination and I really want a slice of that tart. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Miz Helen