Home-grown apples are one of the great pleasures of autumn. use them to make everyone's favourite upside-down apple tart.
*This upside-down tart can also be made with dessert pears. *Make in a cast-iron or ovenproof frying pan, if you have one, using it to first cook the apples in step 3. *To make individual tarts, divide the apples among six 12cm tins. Cut out six pastry circles, each 14cm in diameter, to cover over the tops. Bake for 15–20 minutes.
Word of warning, this recipe takes ages! But it is YUMMY. I made double the pastry due to other review and cos my tin was a bit bigger (but had some left over). We couldn't wait to eat it so the 15mins rest after baking went out the window. Due to this the tart didn't come cleanly out of the tin. Very good with ice cream. Oh yea, had some trouble with pastry. It would break when trying to pick it up after rolling (even when rolling up on to the rolling pin to transfer it). Tried again, this time rolling it out on floured clingfilm. Worked a treat. - 04 Oct 2011
I've used exactly the same ingredients but found the pastry wasn't quite enough and way too thin for 22 cm flan tin. Also the edges went too caramelised and hard. Thank you anyway - 20 Dec 2010