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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Simple Apple Tarts with Walnut Crumble

When you want a simple tasty dessert, this is perfect. It can be assembled ahead and popped in the oven prior to serving. The recipe can be easily adapted for more people. Most of the ingredients you will have in the pantry.

Serves 4
Puff Pastry (Careme - Or any quality puff)
2 Large Granny Smith Apples
Fig Jam Approx 2tsp per tart (Glen Ewin is my favourite)
50 mls Maple Syrup ( I use Organic Road Maple Leaf   and keep the bottle handy)
75gm Crumbled Walnuts
2 tbs Brown Sugar
1tbs Plain Flour
3 tbs Butter (Soft)

Peel, core, quarter and slice the apples thinly. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a fry pan on a gentle heat with about 50 mls of maple syrup. Fry the apples gently in the mixture making sure they are coated and slightly cooked. Set aside.

Mix the crumbled walnuts with the remaining butter in a bowl, mix in the flour and sugar to form the crumble.

Line oven tray with Glad Bake. Cut semi-frozen pastry into 4 rectangles approx 10cms x 7.5cms (4x3ins) place onto the Glad Bake lined tray. It will be much easier to handle while it is still slightly frozen - don't worry it will thaw quickly. Score a 1cm wide boarder around the edge of the pastry with a knife being careful not to cut right through.

Spread fig jam onto the pastry inside the boarder. Layer the apple slices on top of the jam slightly overlapping, sprinkle each tart with crumble mixture and cook in a 170 degree oven for 17-20mins or until golden.

To serve, drizzle with maple syrup and accompany with ice cream or custard.

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