Apricot and Ricotta Shortbread Tarts

Buttery Walkers Shortbread topped with sweetened ricotta and topped with apricot preserves, almonds and drizzled with honey for a simple and delicious dessert.

Apricot and Ricotta Shortbread Tarts | Mother Thyme 

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, these adorable Apricot and Ricotta Shortbread Tarts are the perfect addition to your Mother’s Day luncheon.  

Delicious Walkers Shortbread are the perfect canvas for these tarts.  Topped with sweet ricotta cheese, apricot preserves, almonds and drizzled with honey.  So easy, and so good!  You can use your favorite jam, however I think apricot is the perfect compliment on these.  

Apricot and Ricotta Shortbread Tarts | Mother Thyme

I always have a box or two of  yummy Walkers Shortbread on hand.  They are delicious with a cup of tea or to simply serve alone on a platter.  My kids love the Animal Shape Shortbread.  Walkers is known for the finest shortbread and family owned since 1898.  You can taste the quality in each buttery bite.   

What I love about these little shortbread tarts is how easy they are.  Desserts don’t always need to need to be fussy or complicated.  These are simple and delicious.  Perfect for a spring brunch, a picnic in the park or just because they are so good!  

Grab your favorite box of Walkers Shortbread today and get 20% off your entire purchase price excluding sale items from 4/27/2014-5/3/2014.  Use promo code MTMOM2014 at checkout.

Apricot and Ricotta Shortbread Tarts | Mother Thyme


Apricot and Ricotta Shortbread Tarts

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 1 (4.7 ounce) box Walkers Shortbread Highlander
  • 1/2 cup whole ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Place shortbread on a serving tray.
  2. In a small bowl mix ricotta, sugar and nutmeg.
  3. Spread mixture on flat part of each shortbread.
  4. Top with a dollop of apricot preserves and garnish with chopped walnuts.
  5. Drizzle with honey and serve.

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