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 🙂


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.

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

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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