Apple Tart

IMG_4514-0.JPGI got some wonderfully crisp and sour apples from the local Farmers Market and thought they would be ideal in or on a cake.
Here is the recipe that I came up with, enjoy 🙂

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For one 20cm tart dish:

125g butter at room temperature
50g caster sugar
50g light brown sugar
2 medium eggs
125g plain white flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 large apple, grated (incl. juice)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of chopped almonds/hazelnuts
2 large apples, peeled and cored

For the glaze:
50g butter
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Some water

Preheat the oven to 170C.
Mix butter and sugar until creamy. Add one egg at the time and whisk to incorporate a lot of air. Sift the flour and baking powder/soda into the batter. Carefully incorporate the flour and remaining ingredients.
Grease the cake dish and fill with the batter to 3/4 of the height.

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Prepare very thin slices of apple for the topping of the cake and arrange them in your favourite pattern.

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Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes (exactly times vary between ovens, check the colour of the topping being golden brown and a toothpick should come out clean when the cake is cooked).
Leave to cool down.
In the meantime prepare the glaze by melting the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon and add some water. Bring to a simmer until it has a thickened consistency. Brush over the cake.

Serve warm or cold with some whipped cream.

Instead of one larger tart you can prepare several individual ones, too!

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