¼ cup almond paste
½ cup sugar
¾ cup butter
3 egg yolks
1 ounce whipping cream
2 cups cake flour
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, blend all of the above ingredients until combined, but do not over-mix! Chill dough for 10 minutes.
Roll out dough on floured board to ¼” thickness and place in a 10” fluted pie tin with a removable bottom. Bake for 25 minutes at 325 degrees, remove from oven and store in a cool, dry place.
Mock Pastry Cream Filling
Combine by hand all of the above ingredients until mixed. Chill for one half hour. Remove tart shell from pie tin. Fill tart shell with pastry cream, level, and arrange with your choice of fruit (strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, pears, apples, etc).
Combine apricot jelly and hot water to make a glaze. Using a pastry brush, brush over finished fruit tart.