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:
- Take the puff pastry from the freezer to thaw and peel the and quarter the apples.
- Once quartered cut into smaller pieces I usually got about 8 slices per quarter
- Place apples pieces in a large bowl or container and add the spices. Mix thoroughly with your hands or a spoon.
- Leave the apples to stew on the bench while you prepare the pastry.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake in the over at 200 for about 30 minutes or as per the instructions of your pastry.
- 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.