Apple custard tart

Apple custard tart


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About this recipe: This unforgettable apple tart gets added richness from custard baked right in. This tart is surprisingly easy to make!

foodfanatic Cumbria, England, UK

Serves: 8 

  • For the apple filling
  • 60g butter
  • 2 tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • For the custard
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 180ml buttermilk
  • 1 (23cm) shortcrust pastry case

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2.
  2. For the apple filling:

  3. Melt 60g butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add apple, caster sugar and cinnamon. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, until tender. Set aside.
  4. For the custard:

  5. In a large mixing bowl combine 60g softened butter with 75g sugar. Beat until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating until pale and the yellow disappears. Mix in vanilla, then 2 tablespoons flour. Combine thoroughly, then pour in buttermilk, beating until smooth.
  6. Prick bottom of pastry case with a fork. Spoon in apple mixture, then pour custard over it.
  7. Place in preheated oven and bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool for 1 hour before slicing.

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I am allergic to cinnamon what could I replace it with - 19 Mar 2015


- Rated on - 26 Dec 2013

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