*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                         Apricot Macadamia Nut Tart
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Chocolate
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         For Cocoa Pastry--------------
    1 1/2  c                 flour
      2/3  cup             butter -- softened
      1/4  cup           brown sugar -- packed
    2      tbs           cocoa
    1                    egg
                         For Tart-------------------
    8      oz            dried apricots
    3 1/2  oz            macadamia nuts -- coarsely chopped
      1/3  cup           sugar
      1/4  cup           butter -- melted
      1/2  cup           light corn syrup
      1/4  tsp           salt
    2                    eggs
                         For Chocolate-dipped Apricots-----
      1/4  cup           semisweet chocolate chips
    1      tsp           shortening
   12                    dried apricots
 
 
 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 375¼.  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.
 
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 Per serving: 695 Calories; 12g Fat (14% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 156g
 Carbohydrate; 57mg Cholesterol; 143mg Sodium