Apricot Zabaione
Almond Shortbread Tartlets

With the heat of summer I haven't been cooking as much fancy fare.. but instead have been utilizing my indoor grill and then filling up our salad bowl with fresh lettuces and vegetables.

While staying close to the air conditioned kitchen though, I have had fun creating some new desserts while playing with some old Italian recipes to "up the flavor ante" and to add my own DMC style. (take a look at the address bar, Dalla Mia Cucina ~ DMC is now my sites domain) :)

Here with this Zabaione, I incorporated an apricot flavor by blending a puree I made by processing some sun dried apricots with a little bit of sweet fortified wine, then carefully mixing it with a bit of home made whipped cream. It gave it a mousse like texture.. light and airy and "oh so delicious".

I love the delicateness of a shortbread crust.. even more so.. an almond shortbread crust that pairs perfectly with apricots and amaretto.

This dessert has all the desired elements of a sweet craving, for an elegant dinner party or a gratifying end to a Sunday meal.

Hope you enjoy..

Buon Appetito!!


Joanne said...

these are just the cutest! I think even my parents would like them!

glamah16 said...

These look so wonderful!

Donna-FFW said...

These look like the perfect dessert. So pretty and delicate as well!

bellini valli said...

An Italian dessert would be welcome any time.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love how you pureed the apricots and folded in the whip cream, that sounds incredible Laurie!

Katie@Cozydelciious said...

These are adorable! That crust looks so crumbly and perfect. And I adore anything with apricots.

Johanna said...

Yum! I've been looking for something to do with apricots and this looks very tempting!

megan said...

These are stunning! Stumbled!

Kim (Liv Life) said...

Oh! These are absolutely beautiful. Thanks you so much for this post, my daughter is eager to give them a try.

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Leily said...

hello. these tartelets are really cute and sound really tasty.
I have a question. could you please tell the Pipe No.? the stars are really beautiful

Leily said...

sorry the tip no.?

Laurie said...

H Leily, I'll check and get back to you tomorrow! :)

Leily said...

thank you, waiting...

Laurie said...

Hey Leily, I used star tip 829.
Thanks for the inquiry. :)