Happy First Anniversary to cococooks…

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Desserts | 9 comments

Happy First Anniversary to cococooks…


Country Woman Magazine

February / March 2013

Sneak preview...

Taste Sunshine!


Country Woman Celebrating Citrus Recipe Contest

Third Place Winner

Peggy Lunde of Costa Mesa, California (French Lemon-Apricot Tart)

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Happy New Year Everyone!

My printable recipe is below.  The magazine made a few changes 🙂

French Lemon-Apricot Tart


  • Tart dough:
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (1/4 cup), cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Filling:
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (9 inch) tart shell, pre-baked
  • ¼ cup apricot jam for glaze
  • Mint leaves


  1. Place the flour, Confectioners’ sugar, butter and salt in a food processor. Cover and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg yolk, processing just until mixture forms soft dough. Shape into a ball, and then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out the disk to fit a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce the temperature to 325 degrees.
  3. Place zest, lemon juice, sugar, eggs, and butter in top of double boiler over barely simmering water. Whisk constantly until butter melts and mixture thickens (8-10 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Fill tart shell with filling and return to oven for 6-8 minutes. Remove to a rack and cool completely.
  4. Heat apricot jam in a small pan or microwave until melted. Using a small spoon, lightly drizzle top of the tart with glaze. Decorate with mint leaves if desired.
  5. Serves 8



  1. 1-2-2013

    Congratulations Peggy …!!!… on a year of fabulous blogging and sharing …!!!… and for getting one of your recipies published … I will go buy this magazine for sure ..!!.. Happy New Year ..!!..

  2. 1-2-2013

    Woo-hoo! Congratulations to my favorite hostess/chef/writer! Your blog is always a day-brightener, even for a non-cook like me. (-:

  3. 1-2-2013

    Congrats Coco. Can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for your gifts.

  4. 1-2-2013

    Congrats Peggy. . . on your wonderfully successful blog, AND having your recipe published! Can’t wait to go buy this magazine! I don’t cook/bake much, but I love sharing your great recipes! Happy New Year to the Lunde’s!

  5. 1-2-2013

    Congratulations Peggy,
    What a great achievement for you at getting this recipe published. Cannot wait to make this tart. Sounds YUMMY..cannot wait to make it. Also I am looking forward to all the exciting things you will come up with in 2013. Your blog has become my daily reading ritual.



  6. 1-2-2013

    Way to go Peggy!! The best is yet to come and I am really looking forward to seeing where this journey takes you. Thanks for many great meals and times spent together. Looking forward to many more!!

  7. 1-2-2013

    Wow Peggy, congratulations looks delicious

  8. 1-2-2013

    What an impressive way to begin 2013! Congrats on creating a winning recipe and getting it published. I too am looking forward to seeing what you make and share in 2013.

  9. 8-27-2013

    I want a framed autographed copy please!


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