Apple crumble tart

    1 hour 5 min

    A great combination of desserts. If you like apple crumble and apple tart, you'll love this! It's served with a thin sweet custard sauce but you can easily go with ice cream.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 45g plain flour
    • 40g chopped almonds
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3 tablespoons cold butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 block (1/2 packet) puff pastry
    • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
    • 3 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
    • For the custard sauce
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 5 tablespoons dry Marsala wine

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. In a small bowl, mix flour, almonds, 100g sugar and cinnamon together. Add cold butter and vanilla extract. Rub together with clean fingers until small crumbs form.
    2. Unfold pastry and cut into a 25cm circle. Place on a large, ungreased baking tray. Brush with melted butter. Arrange apples in the centre of the pastry, leaving a 1cm wide border of pastry. Spoon almond topping gently over the apples, being careful it doesn't spill over the edges of the pastry.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
    4. To make the custard: Place egg yolks and 3 tablespoons sugar in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Beat mixture constantly with a portable electric mixer. When foamy, add the marsala; continue to beat until the mixture begins to thicken. Do not overcook, or the mixture will curdle. Remove from heat.
    5. Serve warm over the apple crumble tart.

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    Reviews in English (34)


    This recipe is wonderful! I skipped the wine sauce and served it with vanilla ice cream and hot caramel sauce. I made 6 individual tarts rather than one big one by using a 10 oz package of puff pastry shells and rolling each shell into a 5 inch circle. It was a big hit at a recent dinner party.  -  24 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was a great change of pace from the usual apple pie. I love apples and this recipe is now among my favorites.  -  07 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a DELICIOUS recipe! I substitued oats for the almonds, since some of my family don't care for nuts. And instead of making the sauce, used a caramel sauce drizzled over it. Yumm! This is bound to be a family favorite.  -  08 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)