Sunday, 2 February 2014

instant apple tart

It is very easy to make an impressive tart quite quickly - in this case a visit to a family member who is recovering after a hip replacement. When you are in hospital, or on a journey, it is especially nice to have the time punctuated by a mouthful of delicious food. In this case apple tart.


  • 1 packet ready rolled puff pastry
  • 3 or 4 apples - I used 4 small Cox apples - cored and quartered
  • lemon juice (3 tbsp or juice of 1 lemon)
  • caster sugar

optional: butter, custard


Set the oven to 200C or equivalent

prepare two baking trays with baking parchment

  • finely slice the apples and sprinkle with lemon juice 
  • cut the pastry into two pieces - put onto lined trays
  • score around the edge of pastry with a knife
  • if you are using custard, spread a thin layer of custard inside the scored lines
  • spread the apple evenly over the pastry, inside the scored lines
  • fold up the edges, pinching the corners of the pastry
  • sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of caster sugar over the sliced apples
  • if you are using butter, dot pinches of butter over the apples

bake for 20 minutes