Layered apple tart

Layered apple tart


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About this recipe: This tart has a buttery shortbread base, a sweet cream cheese filling and layers of cinnamon coated apples. It's topped off with toasted almonds which add a lovely crunch and make it look irresistible!


Serves: 12 

  • For the base
  • 110g butter
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125g plain flour
  • For the filling
  • 1 (200g) tub cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the topping
  • 6 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 25g flaked almonds

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 230 C / Gas mark 8.
  2. To make the base, cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and flour. Press base mixture into the flat bottom of a 23cm (9 in) springform or loose bottomed tin. Set aside.
  3. For the filling: In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Pour cheese mixture over base.
  4. For the topping, toss apples with sugar and cinnamon. Spread or arrange layers of the apple mixture over the cream cheese filling.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 200 C / Gas mark 6 and continue baking for 25 minutes. Sprinkle almonds over top of apples. Continue baking until lightly browned. Cool before removing from tin.

Cook's tip:

To ensure easy removal of the tart, grease the tin well and line it with baking paper.

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- 02 Dec 2011


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