We all need a ‘go to’ recipe for unexpected sugar related emergencies. Something you can whip up with a moments notice. A quick glance over the recipe archives will show that I obviously have a few of these types of recipes up my sleeve, however, I would be remiss if I didn’t share this one with you.
This apple tart recipe really does take about 15 minutes to make and everything you need to make them can generally be found in your kitchen. Because the mixture is lovely and buttery, I always choose the double up the layers of puff-pastry to make sure you get the ultimate amount of flakey crunch in each tart. The finished product isn’t too rich, but sweet and filling enough to satisfy any unexpected guests (or even just a late night rumbly tummy)
What You Need:
2 red apples
2 teaspoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
80g of butter
3 - 4 sheets of pre-prepared puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten
Icing sugar to serve
What You Do:
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius. Halve and core your apples and slice into thin pieces.
2. Place the apple slices, sugar, cinnamon and butter (melted) in a small bowl and mix to combine.
3. Take 1 sheet of puff pastry and fold in half, pressing down so that there are no air bubbles. Repeat with the remaining sheets Score a boarder around the sides about 1cm from the edge.
4. Layer with the apple slices along the inside the board you scored, making sure the whole area is covered. Drizzle over any left over butter mixture over the apples. Brush the pastry with the egg.
5. Transfer each apple tart onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and cook for 10–15 minutes or until the pastry is golden and puffed.
6. Remove from the oven and top with a light layer of icing sugar. Serve immediately. Also goes brilliantly with whipped cream or ice-cream.