Apricots can be a bit iffy when eaten out of hand, but in this apricot frangipane galette, they are spread atop a flaky buttery pastry crust and creamy almond pastry cream, where they are roasted to deeply sweet perfection.
apricot frangipane galette

Apricot buying gives me more stress than the fact that I might be homeless in 20 days.

So…a lot of stress.


Unlike peaches, plums, nectarines, and most other stone fruit, which will waltz into your apartment, sit down in your favorite chair, and emit all their ripe fruit smells that say,


Apricots will play tricks with your mind. They may smell ripe and feel ripe but taste any combination of sweet, sour, flavorless, bitter. Sometimes all at once.

No bueno. No bueno at all.


Similarly with the housing office at my medical school, where one minute they are reassuring you that they will absolutely not force you to leave your apartment until a certain other research institution (rhymes with Focklereller), which is supposed to be providing you housing from here on out, finds you an apartment.

And the next, they are emailing you to say sorry but they have given your apartment to an incoming graduate student, and can you make sure you vacate within the next twenty days?

Which is to say, that if you need me post August 20th, I will likely be living on the East River Greenway.


End rant.


Where was I? Oh yes, the baffling ways of the apricot.

Though these brightly hued stone fruits play a mean game of hard-to-get, you can beat them into submission with a quick roast atop some nutty creamy almond frangipane and a buttery crust.

Deep and caramelly sweetness every time.

Fingers crossed that the housing office proves to be equally amenable to such modes of persuasion.

Leftover apricot galette in exchange for a place to live?

Seems like a fair trade to me.


Apricot Frangipane Galette
Apricots can be a bit iffy when eaten out of hand, but in this apricot frangipane galette, they are spread atop a flaky buttery pastry crust and creamy almond pastry cream, where they are roasted to deeply sweet perfection.
Yield: 1 galette
For the crust
  • 1 cup plus 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 9 tbsp cold butter, cut into tablespoons
  • ¾ tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp ice water
For the almond frangipane
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg, separated
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
For the fruit
  • 10 oz apricots, pitted and quartered
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  1. First make the crust. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the flour, almond meal, salt, sugar and cold butter on low speed until it starts to get clumpy, about a minute. Add in the almond extract and ice water. Mix until the dough comes together, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a sheet of plastic wrap and flatten into a disc. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, make the filling. For the frangipane, using the same mixing bowl, beat together the almond meal, sugar, butter, egg yolk, almond extract and salt until smooth, about 1 minute. Refrigerate until ready to make the galette.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the apricots with the sugar and lemon juice.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to an 11-inch circle. Transfer to the baking sheet and spread the frangipane over it, leaving a 1-inch border. Scatter the apricots over the frangipane, along with any juices.
  5. Fold the pastry overhang into the center, pleating as you go, leaving a circle of fruit exposed in the center. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  6. Heat oven to 450F. Whisk the reserved egg white until foamy. Brush it on the pastry.
  7. Bake the galette for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the frangipane is set. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice

For more summer fruit-filled desserts, check out these:

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Plum and Almond Cream Tart

fresh fig and strawberry tart

Fresh Fig and Strawberry Tart

strawberry hazelnut chocolate crisp

Strawberry Hazelnut Chocolate Crisp

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66 Responses to Apricot Frangipane Galette

  1. Monica says:

    Looks amazing! I love frangipane on top of the galette crust…I think it totally makes it. Those apricots look like beautiful, delicious jewels.

  2. I seriously just read the little description about the first photo and DIED. HOLY FLYING MONKEYS this sounds so good girl.
    P.s I have a spare room. And I live in Florida. We have palm trees. Come stay?

  3. Dude, I so am making this! My mom grows apricots, and I totally agree with your description about the never-know-what-you’re-gonna-get business. Adding frangipane is the smartest thing ever. And oh my, rant on about the apartment. You can come stay up here in VT with me ’till you figure it out. That is so annoying/scary.

  4. That tart looks like my idea of heaven but what a worry about the housing situation! Hope they get that all sorted ASAP.

  5. Brian says:

    It’s understandable that you’re so frustrated with this housing situation. That sucks!!! Hope things get sorted out.

    Apricots are one of my favorite fruits and I am just loving the look of this galette.

  6. I need more apricots in my life. Love this pretty little galette!

  7. A beautiful and delicious galette like this will make housing problems go away for at least a little while! Sorry to hear about the housing dilemma – hope it’s resolved soon!

  8. Julia says:

    Oh girl, I’m sorry to hear about your living situation! I can see how that would be frustrating and nerve wracking. I hope you find a new place soon and may it be a million times better than the last – sometimes these things have a funny way of working out for the best. I’ll keep you in my thoughts, my dear!

    Apricots! I don’t get them either. I certainly love the way they taste, but I sure don’t know how to pick ’em. Your galette looks so fresh and fabulous – definitely a delicious way to enjoy them ‘cots!

  9. I definitely need to eat more apricots!! And be wiser in my choosing lol! This galette looks beautiful! And please use it to kick butt with those housing idiots.

  10. Christine says:

    Awwww, no bueno, no bueno at all! Even though we are complete strangers, I would totally roll out the red carpet for anyone with ANY of the delicious pie combos I saw as I scrolled down to comment in tote. We should start an online petition for you;)

  11. Apricots never last long enough in my house to bake anything with them. Sometimes I add them to my morning oatmeal or yogurt, but now I think I need to try this galette! Thanks for linking to my recipe too! Have a great weekend, Joanne!

  12. Deena kakaya says:

    I have to admit, you had me at frangipani and because you’ve given it all a summer and glowing facelift i now lusting over it x

  13. That’s crazy! Aren’t there renters laws giving you at least 30 days notice? Still would be frustrating tho. I think this tart is gorgeous and haven’t had an apricot in ages (for exact reasons you mentioned 😉

  14. Your house situation does not sound good! Extra galette is probably required to cope with the stress. I actually love apricots fresh (perhaps the Australian variety are more consistently sweet?) but would love this dessert with them too.

  15. Oh my, I am sure they will figure it out in the end but gosh, that sounds stressful, Joanne!

  16. Love apricots! Still trying to get myself to making something with them. This looks yummy. Have a great weekend!

  17. First of all, love this galette. So, so much. Secondly, I’m now stressing on your behalf about the housing situation. That’s just not cool. Good luck!

  18. Meg says:

    This looks fantastic, but I’m totally distracted by the mention of your apartment situation . . . geesh, sending you lots of good vibes that everything gets resolved quickly (I’m sure it will). <3

  19. What the hell? I’m going to try and not get all lawyer-y but if your contract doesn’t have that clause or any term of that sort in there they can’t do that. Unfortunately in real life, sometimes it is easier to move out than fight on what your contract said. I hope this galette not only boosts your mood but turns into a house that smells like sweet apricots all the time. Seriously though, update us and I hope it gets sorted out SOON!

  20. That’s just crazy..how could they do this to you? I hope you can talk them into sense.
    The galette looks amazing!

  21. That is the prettiest galette! I adore frangipane, and adding apricots just takes it over the top!

  22. That really stinks. Hope there figure things out, find you an apartment, or tell that grad student to pack sand. Good thing you have this delicious looking galette to cheer you up. It looks delicious!

  23. And that is why I don’t buy apricots, drives me crazy too! As for your apartment, crossing my fingers that they tell you the situation has been fixed immediately!

  24. Trisha says:

    Gah, I can’t get over how pretty this is. I want to face plant into that fruit and buttery crust NOW. Hope you figure out the housing mess soon!

  25. Wow, this looks so good! I completely agree about apricots…they’re very finicky, so I love this solution. Good luck with your housing situation. What a bummer 🙁

  26. Pam says:

    Great minds think alike… I just made a galette too. Apricots are hit or miss with me… sadly, I had to throw one away today that was just awful. Your apricots look beautiful and delicious in your rustic pie. YUM.

    Sorry about the apartment situation. You’re welcome to crash with me here in Portland but that’s probably too far from school.

  27. Kate says:

    I am so hot and cold on apricots in general. But pies? Never get old.

  28. Hotly Spiced says:

    So you have to move? What a shocker. I love apricots but I try to only buy the organic ones because the others in the stores are so wooden and have zero flavour. What a gorgeous looking galette xx

  29. Eileen says:

    I am sure everything will work out okay! You can do it. That tart definitely looks like an excellent way to drown your sorrows in the meantime!

  30. Ack! I hope you get that housing situation figured out, because that’s exactly what you need in grad school – more stress. As for apricots I haven’t ever figured out how to tell when they are the best, I usually do it by feel.

  31. Johanna GGG says:

    goodness that sounds horrid – enough to make you want your own house in the burbs with an apricot tree out of the back – I know what you mean about apricots – they are so good when they are good but you never know – though I find some farmers markets are far more reliable than shops when buying apricots. love the galette

  32. Faye says:

    I would totally trade this tart for a place to live. Done deal!

  33. What a beautiful galette ! We definitely need to eat more apricots in our house. We hope everything will work out with you finding a new apartment.

  34. I love love love apricots! This galette is my dream come true!

  35. Pat says:

    I know that this has got to be delicious, when we lived in California there was an apricot tree in our backyard and I would make apricot pies. A good fresh apricot is pure heaven. Unfortunately, I do not buy them as I have had such bad luck and end up with beautiful apricots that are flavorless. Too disappointing and expensive. Wishing you luck in the apartment search and moving.

  36. I cannot wait for apricots to be in season. Hope your housing issues get sorted out!

  37. Von says:

    Absolutely love apricots, especially when they are fresh – I love them in pies too but they’re never around long enough for me to make any! Hope you find somewhere (better) to move soon! 🙂

  38. Susan says:

    I do have a lot/hate relationship with apricots. I love the sweet, juicy interior but the fuzzy skin gives me the willies. Sort of like fingernails on a chalkboard (if any class has a chalkboard anymore). But I do love them peeled or dried.

    You tart looks amazing and fingers crossed you won’t be on the street on the 20th!

  39. Kelly says:

    Yikes, no bueno at all. Hope it gets sorted out in the end that you won’t have to move or they find you another place to go. Maybe if they had some of this galette it will their change their minds. It looks stunning!

  40. grace says:

    what a delicious crust, and what a great use for apricots! you continue to dazzle me, joanne. 🙂

  41. I don’t think I would even need a fork for this gorgeous tart. My bare hands will suffice. Seriously, this is one good ‘lookin galette, Joanne! My face needs all those bee-yotiful apricots. Pinned!

  42. What a gorgeous tart… so delicious and so Summery … I would love to have a large piece of this amazing galette… 😀

  43. Krista says:

    So delicious and beautiful, Joanne. I love galettes but haven’t made one in ages. 🙂

  44. Barbara says:

    Agree totally about apricots, which is why I rarely eat them…just cook with them. Safer. I hate that mealy texture.
    Your galette is gorgeous!

  45. Reeni says:

    I hope they find an apartment for you and quickly! I’d be stuffing my face with this all in the name of comforting my worries. I love frangipane! This is like my summer dream dessert.

  46. i think i’m not getting any problem eating apricot fruit,
    but this fragipane gallete made it special even more with the crispy crusted base, great job Joanne !!!

  47. I’ve been so in love with all the delicious goods you’ve been whipping up with fresh fruit this season…this is no exception. Just beautiful, Jo!

  48. Ala says:

    Heyyyy Joanne! Zainab totally sent your blog my way while we were chatting the other day–grad student bloggers are a rare(-ish) breed, and yep–I’m a grad student blogger too! So nice to meetcha. I could tell right off the bat that I’d love your style and content, you’ve got an awesome writing voice. I’m sorry to hear about housing though, grad student housing was almost a nightmare for me when my old roommate moved out and they didn’t tell me my new one was moving in until basically the morning of the move-in. Like, what. Anyway, BEST OF LUCK! I’m super looking forward to keeping up here and chatting to you (hopefully after you get a nice new home) soon! Cheerios!

  49. Clearly you should bring some of this to the housing office or offer it to the student who’s supposed to move in. Maybe you can be roomies for awhile???

  50. Corina says:

    I just have to go out and get some apricots. Now.

  51. alyssa says:

    I hope you can stay in your apt till you get a new assignment – that is so crazy! This is the perfect summer comfort food to eat until you find out 🙂

  52. ugh, so sorry about your housing woes. i’d totally turn to this galette to cheer me up!

  53. Isadora says:

    This definitely looks like the best way ever to eat apricots! I’ve never heard of a frangipane galette before, but now I want to eat it all the time!

  54. Megan says:

    I’m pretty sure I’ve never made anything with fresh apricots. I usually go for dried. But this recipe sounds like a good way to start!

  55. Um, so not cool about your apartment. I hope it gets resolved ASAP! If you need anyone to come help you stress-eat this galette, I’m all yours. 🙂

  56. This galette is beautiful. I have never baked with apricots before, but I do love to eat them.
    I hope things go well with your apartment.

  57. Apricots are so tasty, I love them in all my desserts, starting with your galette!

    Choc Chip Uru

  58. Roz says:

    oh my, oh my, OH MY! This is so beautiful and sounds so summer-fresh, that I would just sit and stare at it for hours . . . and then dive in! I’ve just GOT to do a galette! Hey thanks for your sweet comment about my Tomato Pie, if you do make it or make any changes for your preferences, please do let me know what you think! Your opinion is highly valued by little ol’ me!

  59. Oh my goodness, I’m soooo behind. Ack. Summer…. what can I say? For al I know, you’re homeless by now. This galette is gorgeous!

  60. Yep, I need this in my life very shortly…

  61. Sofía says:

    You’ll find somewhere to live don’t worry about it, the important thing is that you savoured that apricot galette 🙂

  62. Lynna says:

    School housing can be such a pain in the butt. While I did enjoy where I lived, there were times I was so frustrated, I wanted to pull my hair. Like, once, they made students move out a week before Finals week! Helloooo, where did they expect us to live until we take our finals???

    Anyways, this looks freakin awesome. I need to jump in one this fancy frangipane-pronouncing galette business!

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  65. Shannon says:

    apricots are pretty fickle, aren’t they?! it’s those gems that keep you coming back for more 🙂 and I haven’t had one yet this year?!

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