Apricot trees lay dormant in winter, but when spring comes look out for the orange stone fruit. The skin is sometimes smooth and other times a little velvety with light hairs. They've got a lot of niacin, vitamin E, beta-carotene, iron, and potassium. Their sweet flesh blends well with lemon juice to construct the filling for this pie recipe that's constructed like a lemon meringue pie. It's a tangy dessert with a smooth apricot filling, an almond crust, and a fluffy, toasted, meringue topping.
A good lemon meringue pie has a balance of tangy filling, flaky crust, and sweet toasted-meringue topping. This apricot version starts with a press-in crust that has ground almonds to complement the fruit. The filling is made with fresh apricots to keep it tangy, similar to the classic lemon.... Read More