Tuesday, March 17, 2009

French Apple flan

This tart is one of the easiest and delicious tart i have ever made. It takes just few ingredients and can be made in minutes. Can be a great treat for your guests. It can be served as a starter as well as a dessert.
When cutting a round from puff pastry make a number of short cuts around the plate rather than drawing the knife around, as this can stretch the pastry.

Serves : 4

Ingredients required:

350gm puff pastry sheets
2 apples, peeled, cored and seeded
1 tbsp caster sugar
25 gm chilled unsalted butter

Apricot glaze, to decorate (any fruit glaze can be used)
2 tbsp apricot jam
4tbsp water


First of all, lets make the apricot glaze. Put the jam in a small saucepan with water and heat gently until the jam melts. Increse the heat and boil for a minute, remove from the heat and press through a fine sieve. Keep warm until it is needed.

Take the puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface and roll out a little bit. Using a 14cm (5 1/2 inch) plate as a guide, cut out four rounds and put each one on a baking sheet. Place a slightly smaller plate on each pastry and score around the edge to form a 1cm (1/2 inch) border. Prick the centers with a fork and chill for 30 minutes.

Arrange the apple slices in a circle over the pastry and scatter over the sugar. Grate over the butter and bake in a preheated oven, 220 deg C (425 deg F), for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pastry and apples are golden.

Reheat the apricot glaze until it is warm and brush over each tart while still warm.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.


Elinluv said...

Wonderful apple tart! I love this and will want to make this easy tart as soon as I get the puff pastry done. Thanks for sharing.


Philomena said...

I really like this - so simple and elegant, and it looks delicious. I'll be trying it soon. Thanks!

Jo said...

Apples tarts are delicious and easy to put together. This tart will taste great also with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Great recipe.

Sophie said...

This is gorgeous. The apple slices look like flower petals, so thin and elegantly arranged.

Divya Vikram said...

Pretty looking dessert! Have some pasties leftover. Great idea to use them.

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