Treats and Desserts - Apple Tarts

Friday 9th February 2018

Makes: 7 tarts
These tangy apple tarts can be served warm or cold with cream or ice cream. They freeze well and can be re-heated from frozen in a moderate oven for approximately 20 minutes.
1 x 500g packet puff pastry, de-frosted, if frozen
1 large Bramley apple
2 eating apples, Cox’s if possible
2 tablespoons lemon juice
50g butter, melted
4 teaspoons Demerara sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
To serve: Sifted icing sugar

Pre-heat oven to 220C 200C Fan, Gas 7.

On a highly floured surface, roll pastry out to a rectangle, approx. 38cmx32cm.

Using a saucer as a guide cut out 5 circles. Re-roll pastry and cut out a further 2 circles.

Peel, core and roughly chop the apples. Put into a mixing bowl. Toss in the lemon juice to prevent browning.

Divide apple evenly between pastry rounds, bringing it almost to edge of pastry.

Brush each tart all over with a little of the melted butter.

Combine cinnamon and demerara sugar and sprinkle evenly over the tarts.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Cool slightly.

Serve the tarts, dusted with icing sugar, accompanied by cream or ice cream.


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