Apple Tart [A fruity treat]

Apple Tart

I baked an apple tart for entertaining our guests yesterday afternoon, a basic shortbread crust with custard filling, topped with apple slices and almond slices. It was served at room temperature simply delicious with a cup of coffee.

The custard filling was made with custard powder so I added in a slice of sliced cheese to make it tasty and creamy. It did not taste cheesy at all, add more cheese if cheesy custard is preferred.

Ingredients (makes 8" springform pan):
Crust:
100g butter, diced
120g all-purpose flour
30g icing sugar
Pinch of salt

Filling:
1 heap tbsp custard powder
200ml milk
2 tbsp sugar or to taste
1 no. sliced cheese

Toppings:
2 apples, peeled and sliced thinly
40g fine granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

Methods:
  1. Crust: In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour and sugar. Add in butter, rub and mix it into flour until crumble is formed. Gently press dough onto the bottom and sides (2.5 to 3cm height) of a greased springform pan. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator.
  2. Custard: In a pan, whisk together milk and custard powder. Cook on stove with low-medium heat till the mixture is bubbling. Add in sugar to taste and slice cheese, mix till well blended. Remove from heat, cool completely.
  3. Topping: Mix together sugar and cinnamon to make cinnamon sugar. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over apple slices and mix well.
  4. Assemble: Take prepared crust out from refrigerator, pour in custard then arrange in apple slices. Lastly, scatter almond slices over the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven, at 220°C for 10 minutes then reduce to 200°C and bake for  another 30 minutes.
  6. Serve warm, room temperature or chilled, dust with icing sugar just before serving. 

Apple Tart
This photo is on Foodbuzz 16 Jun 2011 Top 9 list.

Comments :

13 comments to “Apple Tart [A fruity treat]”
Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...
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Why that looks just delicious! I love tarts; they are my favourite! And apples and custard in it would be divine. Gorgeous presentation.
I will be visiting your blog again for sure.

c-zarm house said...
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this apple tart is amazing! And i agree that apples and custard are always the best combination in the world!

Puan Ros @ Tadika Sinaran Intelek said...
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Looks yummy and delicious tart.

Jo said...
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A really gorgeous looking apple tart. Nothing like adding custard to complete the fruit flavour.

Zuwairi Aiman said...
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Salam kunjungan.. blog menarik.. singgah la ke blog saya ;)

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Elra's cooking and baking said...
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I love your apple tart top with crunchy almonds. Delicious!

Jeannie said...
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Looks so yummy! I love the crunchy looking almonds on the top!

Anna said...
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I've seen several recipes now that use custard powder, but I've never seen it in stores. The tart looks fantastic though so I might need to look harder :D

Cristina said...
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This tart looks fantastic! I had something like this in a bakery while visiting Seattle last year and it was divine.

I've never used custard powder before. Thx for sharing. ;)

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour said...
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I had to comment on your lovely apple tart! Looks fabulous! Congrats on the top nine!

Candy Girl said...
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Your tart is beautiful! I love the blanket of slivered almonds!

The Sweetylicious said...
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wow! this look so lovely. apple tart is so delicious! (: also, congrats! (:

mrstoh said...
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Love your presentation and blog! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. Am sure this has impressed your guests. Keep up the good work :)

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