One of the things we love so much about France is the availability of fruit and veg that sometimes have a fairly short lived supply in the UK. In the French markets and supermarkets during August there are often mountains of apricots for sale. Usually loose, sometimes prepacked in punnets and often in large trays. They are hard to resist. Then when I get them home I have to think what to do with them.
With guests coming for dinner I decided to make an adaptation of one of my recent favourite desserts to a Mary Berry recipe. Part way through I had a senior moment.
It was still delicious!
The last four slices came in handy the next day when we were invited to an impromptu alfresco lunch at the house of some other friends - another of the things I love about our life in France. (Impromptu alfresco lunches are an uncommon event in the UK!) They had phoned to say the weather was perfect for lunch outdoors (which it frankly hadn't been for some time) and they had made a quiche but hadn't got a dessert. So I took the last of my pie.
If you would like to make it, see my blog post here and simply put the frangipane mixture on top of the fruit, not underneath !!
Cuts into 8-10 generous slices.