Friday, 30 April 2010

Apple Tart.



Apple tarts-Melt in the mouth short crust pastry, sweet and tangy apple filling, with a delicate hint of cinnamon makes these individual tarts delicious to savour.

Short Crust Pastry:

4 oz plain flour
2 oz butter at room temperature
Pinch salt
2-3 tablespoons cold water as needed to make dough .

1 teaspoon icing sugar for sprinkling.

Apple Filling:

2 braeburns apples peeled and cored.
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoon apple sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons water

Method:

1. In a mixing bowl sieve the flour and salt.
2. Gently rub the butter into the flour to resemble bread crumbs.
3. Add a little water and make into dough.
4. Place the pastry dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade.

5. Slice the apples thinly and place in a glass dish. Add three tablespoons water and microwave on high for 4 minutes till apple slices are tender but retaining shape.
6. To the cooked apples add the apple sauce and sugar and cinnamon and mix thoroughly. Microwave on high for 2 more minutes.
7. Remove from microwave and leave to this cool.
8. Remove chilled pastry from fridge, Place on cling film and cover with another layer of cling film. Roll out pastry to approx 5mm thick. (Cling film will stop pastry sticking and will make it easier to lift.
9. Remove top cling film and cut out 4 circles 2 inches bigger than your individual flan tins.
10. Lift off each pastry circle and gently place in loose bottom flan tins, lining bottom and sides.
11. Trim off any extra pastry that over laps the rim.
12. Prick pastry all over with fork so that it does not rise in flan tins and blind bake for 7-8 minutes in hot oven -200 degrees centigrade till pastry just begins to change colour.



13. Remove baked empty pastry shells from oven and spoon in apple filling.
14. Return to oven to bake for another 15-20 minutes till pastry is golden brown.
15. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
16. Gently remove tarts from flan cases, place on serving dish and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.



You may like:
Apple and sesame fillo parcels.

Submitting to :
Stories from an indian kitchen-Bake off event.

C.E.D.D. ~ Apples event by Raven guested hosted by simply.food.

38 comments:

  1. Nayna,

    Apple tart looks really delicious.

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  2. wow.. looks perfect & delicious.. nice entry..

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  3. Apple tart looks lovely and yummy..tempting and mouthwatering..lots sweet dishes I'm seeing today..

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  4. Oh.. I love apple baked dessert.. just drooling over it..

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  5. Wow, wow wow , it looks so delicious. Can I have one please?

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  6. Lovely Apple tarts! I love small bite-sized desserts cause they somehow make me feel less guilty after consumption!Happy Weekend dear!

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  7. Delicious and cute apple tarts...looks awesome :)

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  8. This looks too good...Looks perfect...Yummilicious...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  9. Tarts look good...individual tarts are definitely good...much better n easier to serve than one big tart...

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  10. So Perfectly baked apple tart!

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  11. Hi Naina

    Your Apple tart looks simply Great and mouthwatering. However, apple sauce is not available in India. Could you suggest some alternative for the same.

    Regards

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. i havn't tried tart ...tis one is different and help me whenever i will try such baking items )

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  13. Mmm...beautiful and delicious. Who can resist an apple tart. I can have that any time. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  14. Absolutely delcious apple tarts u have here with short crust pastry:-)))
    And i love mini tarts too:-)))

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  15. sorry for not commenting dear....not getting time at all for blogging...apple tart came out grt.and delisious.gud work dear...

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  16. Delicious !!! Looks beautiful and appetizing.

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  17. Cute and elegant tart, looks prefect..

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  18. Your apple tart looks yummy. Nice pictures to compliment it.

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  19. This mini apple tart would brighten up any gloomy afternoon!

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  20. I loved the prep... I love apple tarts... I was left drooling over the pastry & the tart.... WOW!!! what a prep & what captures.... PERSUASIVELY YUMMY!!!!!

    Ash.....
    (Http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  21. looks extremely tempting.very well illustrated. haven't u collected the awards from my blog? 5 awards waiting for u.

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  22. Looks soft and delicious, great filling....

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  23. @ deepa, apple sauce is just cooked apple that is pureed.so increase the recipe to three apples and when apples slices are cooked remove 2/3 slices and keep separate and mash up remaining 1/3 to make apple sauce.
    Follow recipe as stated there after.

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  24. Apple tart looks beautiful, gorgeous and delicious. Wonderful presentation.

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  25. Tarts look so tempting. Thanks for the entry.

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  26. Nayna...they look so cute..I just love small tarts with fruits..THis looks delish!!
    Smitha

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  27. looks really nice. great click

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  28. Truly from scratch! Impressive!

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  29. yummy....just started blogging....first time here....do visit my blog...
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    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  30. Nayna,,apple tart looks great dear very easy one..

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  31. that crust looks so perfect! lovely little tarts!

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  32. This is the type of heart warming pudding I like on a cold Autumnal day - anything hot, jammy or syruppy!

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  33. Fantastic crust - I too love Apple tart! Thanks for the recipe x

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  34. I love the crust and the tart looks so presentable at a dinner.

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