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tarte tatin

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This is always a pleasure to make with its curious upside down procedure, but you do need time…

First I melt together 250 gm sugar with the juice of a lemon and a splash of water until it turns a golden colour. Then I add  three apples divided into 6 pieces each and cook in the caramel for 15 minutes or so. I transfer everything into an oven tin (not the loose bottomed kind) and leave to cool. When cold, I cover in puff pastry (or shortcrust if you prefer), tucking well in at the sides. I prick the pastry all over with a cocktail stick and cook at 200°C for 25 to 30 minutes. I leave the tart in the tin to become cold. I heat it slightly to loosen the caramel and then turn onto a serving plate.

I serve warm or cold, with whipped cream or icecream…or just on its own!

apple tart

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 My mother made this tart with all sorts of fruit; this is the apple version. Needless to say, hers were a great deal superior to my efforts!

I make the pastry in the Magimix: 150 gm flour, 75 gm butter, a pinch of salt and a little water. This rests in the fridge for 30 minutes. I peel and slice 2-3 eating apples (Golden Delicious works best for me) and sprinkle a spoon of sugar on them. I roll out the pastry and fill a 20 cm tin. I arrange the apples in the case and put it into the pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes at 200°C. I take out the tin and pour in an egg yolk and a spoon of sugar mixed with a glass of cream. It continues to cook in the oven for another 20 minutes.

This tart doesn’t keep very well, but usually it gets eaten up at one sitting!