Time: 30 – 40 Minutes
When: Dessert | Big Dinner | Brunch
I made this dessert for a company dinner and it was a favourite among the group. As a relatively simple dessert that requires few ingredients I suggest it for any small to medium sized get together. For larger groups this dessert cannot feed more than 7 people.
The hardest part is thinly slicing 3 apples (a sharp knife helps – thanks Mr. Wong!). Also, I used too much sugar so be careful not to overdue it. Lastly, serve warm and with ice cream!
- 250g puff pastry
- 3-4 Braeburn apples
- 20g unsalted butter, melted
- 1-2 tbsp golden caster sugar
- Icing sugar to dust
1.Heat the oven to 200˚C/Gas 6. Roll out the puff pastry thinly on a lightly floured surface to a 2mm thickness. Using a 13cm plate or saucer as a guide, cut out 4 rounds and place on two large baking sheets. Prick the pastry all over with a fork to stop it puffing up.
2. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples.
3.Arrange the apple slices in a circle on top of the pastry discs, overlapping them slightly, placing 2 rings in the middle to finish. Brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with a fine layer of caster sugar.
4.Bake the tarts for 10 -15 minutes until the pastry is cooked. Dust with icing sugar and glaze with a blow torch.
5.Serve the tarts warm, with a scoop of caramel ice cream.
Recipe by Gordon Ramsay