55 Minutes
Apple custard tart

Apple and Vanilla Custard Tart

A shortcrust pastry tart, filled with creamy vanilla custard and topped with sliced apples and an apricot jam glaze


How it's doneDirections

Step 1

  • Sieve together the flours and salt.
  • Cut the butter into cubes.

Step 2

Mix together the egg yolks water and vanilla essence

Step 3

  • Mix the flour and butter, blend until the contents form a crumb, by hand or using a food processor.
  • Empty the contents of the food processor into a large bowl
  • Add the egg mixture and mix using a few swift movements.
  • Form a ball and flatten, place in the fridge to cool.
  • Set the oven to 200C 400F or gas mark 3

Step 4

  • Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour.
  • Roll out the pastry into a circle to fit the flan dishes. Fit pastry into the flan dish .
  • Trim the pastry to fit the flan dish.
  • Place in the fridge to cool for 15 minutes.

Step 5

  • Bake blind by adding parchment and baking beans into the tart dish.
  • Bake for 20 mins then remove from the oven.

Step 6

  • Remove the beans and paper.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 mins or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside.

Step 7

  • Peel and core the apples, thinly slice the apple.
  • Melt the honey in the frying pan. Add the butter.
  • Add the apples cook till soft but maintaining the shape set a side to cool

Step 8

  • Heat the milk and cream in a pan till just below boiling point.
  • Pour the cream into the eggs whisking all the time.
  • When combined place in a clean pan and return to the heat

Step 9

  • Whisk until the custard thickens remove from the heat as it thickens and continue to whisk .
  • Add the vanilla essence place in a bowl set a side to cool.
  • Place some clingfilm directly on the custard to stop it forming a skin.

Step 10

  • Set the oven to 190C 375F or gas mark 5.
  • When cool add the custard to the tart
  • Place the sliced apples neatly on the tart.
  • Melt the jam coat the top of the pudding with jam.
  • Dust with icing sugar place in the oven cook for 8 minutes caramelise the top

Step 11

Cut a slice and serve with pouring cream

What you needIngredients

Servings 8
  • 1 Food Processor
  • 2 Medium Bowl
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Large Knife
  • Flan dish
  • 1 Rolling Pin
  • medium pan
  • whisk
  • sieve
  • 135 grams Butter
  • 175 grams Plain Flour
  • 25 grams self raising flour
  • 25 grams corn flour
  • 50 grams Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 250 ml milk
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 1/2 kg dessert apples
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apricot jam
  • 10 grams icing sugar

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