Thin apricot pies with rosemary ice cream

1 June 2017

This is a dessert that foretells the soon coming summer, and that one can imagine eating on shaded terraces… The thin pastry is crispy, the slightly acid taste of apricots and the sweetness of rosemary ice cream are an inspired combination, you could almost hear the cicada song in a Cézanne painting.

Well, ok, it’s just good.


For 6 thin pies

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1 dozen apricots
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 5 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • powdered sugar

Rosemary ice cream

  • 250ml (1 cup) of liquid cream (min. 30% fat)
  • 160g (51/2 oz) of condensed milk
  • 2 rosemary sprigs

Prepare the ice cream in advance.

Finely chop the rosemary leaves and mix with the condensed milk. Leave to infuse.

Meanwhile, whip cream until stiff.

Gently mix the condensed milk and the whipped cream, pour in a suitable container and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours.

Wash the apricots and cut each of them in 6 slices.

In a pan, heat the olive oil, 2 tbsp of brown sugar and a few rosemary leaves, then briefly brown the apricot slices. They should be lightly caramelized but stay firm.

Using a pastry cutter, cut six circular pieces of dough from the puff pastry sheet, and arrange the apricot slices on each of them. Sprinkle with the rest of brown sugar and bake in oven at low temperature (180°C (350°F)) for about 25 to 30 minutes, until the dough is golden brown.

Let cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with a scoop of rosemary ice cream.

Plate: Jardin Indien @ Bernardaud

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