Happy New Year!

I’ve started the new year by once again visiting the Apple Isle! So while I’m frolicking in Tasmania I thought I’d share a recipe that celebrates apples and the unpredictable weather!

In summer I’m a huge fan of outdoor picnics or bbqs but if you need a quiet moment or the wind pics up this is the recipe you are after. Full of warming spices and summer apples!

What you’ll need:

1 tsp of ground cloves
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/3 cup of sugar
2 apples (any type, green are more tart and red are sweeter)
1 roll of puff pastry
1 egg (whisked)

Let’s do this:

  1. Take the puff pastry from the freezer to thaw and peel the and quarter the apples.
  2. Once quartered cut into smaller pieces I usually got about 8 slices per quarter
  3. Place apples pieces in a large bowl or container and add the spices. Mix thoroughly with your hands or a spoon.
  4. Leave the apples to stew on the bench while you prepare the pastry.
  5. The pastry should be completely thawed by now, poke the centre area of the pastry with a fork a bazillion times and leave a border (as pictured)
  6. Grab some eggwash or butter and brush the border of the pastry – this will give it a nice sheen and some colour as it bakes.
  7. Place the apples in a single(ish) layer on the base of the pastry. I like to do this in rows but you can go wild with your own patterns.
  8. Bake in the over at 200 for about 30 minutes or as per the instructions of your pastry.
  9. Serve with a hot cup of tea and for added amazing some salted caramel sauce – yum!

I hope you all have a fantastic holiday and new year! Look forward to many more adventures in 2018!

This tart will set you back $4.90 and will make enough for 6 generous slices. This price is based on the highest prices available from two major supermarket’s online stores as at 20 December 2017. Sugar and eggs are considered pantry staples.

Note: I used a puff pastry sheet about 10x30cm you can use one of the freezable square ones but I’d suggest you may need an extra apple and add ½ tsp of the spices but no more sugar.

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2 thoughts on “Apple Isle Tart

  1. This looks magnificent Lauren.

    Posted on January 15, 2018 at 6:55 pm
    1. Thanks Gary! It’s probably a bit warm at the moment in Canberra but it was blowing up a storm in Tassie!

      Posted on January 19, 2018 at 1:46 pm