Rustic apple and cranberry tart

    Sweetened apples and cranberries are the filling in this rustic fruit tart made with a cream cheese pastry.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 110g butter, chilled
    • 110g cream cheese
    • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed
    • 4 apples - peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
    • 75g fresh cranberries
    • 30g soft brown sugar, or more to taste
    • 30g caster sugar, or more to taste
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 40g roughly chopped walnuts, or more to taste
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 tablespoon Demerara sugar

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place 250g plain flour in a large bowl; rub or blend butter and cream cheese into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gently mix water into flour mixture until dough forms into a ball.
    2. Mix apples and cranberries with brown sugar, caster sugar, 2 tablespoons plain flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl until coated.
    3. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    4. Roll pastry onto a lightly floured work surface, forming about a 28cm circle. Transfer pastry to the prepared baking tray. Arrange apple-cranberry mixture decoratively on the dough, leaving a 5cm rim of exposed pastry. Sprinkle walnuts over apple-cranberry mixture. Fold exposed pastry up and over the edge of the fruit.
    5. Brush egg over the pastry; sprinkle with Demerara sugar.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until pastry is golden and apples are tender, 30 to 35 minutes.

    Tip:

    Adding the butter and cream cheese into the flour can also be done in a food processor: pulse the cold butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the cream cheese and pulse until it's the size of small peas.

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