Mini ap­ple crum­bles

Melodi Naidoo of Sand­ton in Johannesburg has a sim­ple recipe for th­ese tasty tartlets.

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4 tartlets Prepa­ra­tion time: 40 min­utes Chill­ing time: 30 min­utes Cook­ing time: 15-20 min­utes Bak­ing time: 20-25 min­utes

DOUGH

250 ml (1 c) cake flour

5 ml (1 t) bak­ing pow­der pinch of salt

125 ml (½ c) cas­tor su­gar 2 ml (½ t) ground cin­na­mon 50 g but­ter, cubed

1 egg

15 ml (1 T) milk

5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence

FILL­ING

6 ap­ples, cored and cut

into chunks

125 ml (½ c) su­gar

5 ml (1 t) ground cin­na­mon grated zest and juice of

1 lemon

125 ml (½ c) raisins wa­ter if needed

TO SERVE

whipped cream

Pre­heat the oven to 190 °C. Grease 4 ramekins with non­stick spray.

1 Dough Sift to­gether the dry in­gre­di­ents. Rub in the but­ter un­til the mix­ture re­sem­bles bread­crumbs.

2 Whisk the egg, milk and vanilla essence to­gether and pour into the flour mix­ture to form a dough. Lightly knead the dough un­til a ball forms. Cover with cling­film and chill for about 30 min­utes.

3 Fill­ing Cook to­gether the in­gre­di­ents in a saucepan un­til a syrup forms, about 15-20 min­utes. Add a lit­tle wa­ter if too thick. Re­move from heat and di­vide equally among the pre­pared ramekins.

4 Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces and grate each piece over a ramekin. Bake for 20-25 min­utes un­til golden brown.

5 To serve Serve the ap­ple crum­bles with whipped cream.

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