Easy apple tarts

Easy apple tarts

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 6
Melt-in-the mouth pastry and sweet tender apples are a match made in heaven

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen unbaked

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal439
  • fat28g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.45g
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  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 375g/13oz block dessert pastry
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds


    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 3 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 3 eating apples, peeled, cored and halved, then each half thinly sliced



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • icing sugar, to serve (optional)
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry out to a rectangle about the size of this magazine and trim the edges to neaten. Place the pastry on a baking sheet and scatter with the almonds and 1 tbsp sugar. Score perforated lines to make 6 equal-size sections (this will make the tart easier to cut). Arrange each half of apple, sliced, in its own section of pastry. Can be made up to this stage the night before, covered with cling film and chilled in the fridge.

  2. Scatter the remaining sugar over the apples, dot with butter, then bake for 50-55 mins until the pastry is biscuity brown and the apples are tinged and soft. Cut the tart into 6 squares, dust with icing sugar, if you like, and serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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30th Nov, 2018
So easy to do, can be made the night before, looks great and tastes great. Not too heavy but beautifully thin and crispy. Have made it a few times now and a success every time.
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15th Feb, 2015
Made this with some leftover puff pastry and dessert apples that were going over. It was delicious, and looked very professional too. Will make again.
9th Oct, 2011
You can buy two kinds of shortcrust pastry, the usual one contains just fat, flour and water. The other (or dessert) has the extra addition of sugar and egg. if you cannot find any inyour local supermarket you will find a recipe to make your own on any good baking site. Best of luck, hope it turns out great. I think I will try it too, and I am just going to use ordinary Jus-Roll pastry.
13th Jul, 2010
Could someone tell me what 'DESSERT PASTRY' is. Thanks. Looking forward to making this recipe. Sounds and looks good too!
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