Awesome Apple Tart

    40 min

    This is a fantastic alternative to the classic apple pie. A buttery puff pastry encases a rich and delicious apple filling. Enjoy with cream or vanilla ice cream.

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    Makes: 6 - 8 servings

    • 3 apples, preferably Granny Smith
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 65g caster sugar
    • 90g butter, melted
    • 2 lemons, zest grated and juiced
    • 250g butter puff pastry
    • 30g butter, melted for brushing

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Position an oven rack in the centre of the oven.
    2. Roll the pastry out and line a 25cm round tart tin. Prick the pastry base with a fork and brush with melted butter. (This creates a barrier between the wet filling and pastry). Chill until needed.
    3. In a large bowl, mix together the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, melted butter and beaten eggs.
    4. Peel 1 apple and coarsely grate into the egg mixture. Repeat with the remaining apples, peeling one at a time to avoid them turning brown. Stir well.
    5. Pour mixture into the pastry case and place into preheated oven. Bake until the top is golden brown and puffed up, around 15-20 minutes. Do not cook any longer than necessary, but do not remove from oven until it has puffed up. NOTE: The cake will sink as it cools.
    6. Serve at room temperature.


    1. Rinse and drain tart tin in cold water before lining it with pastry. This makes the pastry crisp on the bottom.
    2. This tart can be made ahead and reheated at 180 C / Gas 4 for 10 minutes.

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    Will post again after I make this,but just wanted to say thanks for the tips about rinsing the tin and also brushing the pastry,I will be passing those tips on to my friends  -  02 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)