Fennel, orange and cardamom tart tartin

    1 hour 5 min

    The fragrant flavour of cardamom pods combined with fresh fennel and orange juice creates this rather unique dessert tartin!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
    • 40g butter
    • 2 fennel bulbs, thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
    • 2 oranges, juiced
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 pinch caster sugar
    • 5 cardamom pods, crushed
    • For the caramel
    • 100g soft brown sugar
    • a little water

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a 23x30cm traybake tin with puff pastry.
    2. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add fennel, brown sugar, orange juice, honey, sugar and cardamon pod; stir and cook until fennel is tender and caramelised. Remove cardamon pods if desired.
    3. In a small saucepan, combine 100g brown sugar and a little water; cook over medium heat, stirring until melted and slightly thickened, to create a caramel.
    4. Pour caramel on top of puff pastry; top with fennel mixture. Fold pastry edges in towards each other in the centre and prick with fork in a few places.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes; transfer onto a serving plate and serve warm.

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