We love baking with sweet organic Irish eating apples. And this simple tart is just fabulous and easy and incredibly tasty and it will feed a crowd just add cream or ice cream. Ready rolled puff pastry is very handy to use and gives a crispy base that goes so well with the almond frangipane layer with thinly sliced apples on top.
This tart gives a thin layer of frangipane if you like lots, then double the ingredients below.
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Ingredients: makes 15 slices
- 1 sheet of fresh ready rolled puff pastry, 375g approx
- 3 eating apples (400g)
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- For the frangipane:
- 50g butter, softened
- 45g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 60g ground almonds/almond flour
- 1 tablespoon plain flour
Step 1: Preheat the oven 180ºC. Then start by making the frangipane. Beat the soft butter with the caster sugar, then beat in the egg. Use an electric hand mixer if you have one or a wooden spoon will do. Then fold in the ground almonds, plain flour and vanilla extract. Put the bowl in the fridge to chill.
Step 2: Meanwhile, peel, core and finely slice the apples into a half moon shape.
Step 3: Unroll the pastry and lay it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Lightly score a 1.5 cm frame around the pastry. The spread the frangipane mix evenly inside the frame. Lay the apple pieces in lines on top. Brush with the melted butter and scatter the brown sugar on top.
Step 4: Bake for 45-50 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and golden. Cool then dust with icing sugar and serve.