Easy Food Special

GRANNY’S APPLE TART

Makes 1

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225g/8oz/1¾ cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)

A small pinch of salt

125g/4oz/½ cup cold butter, cubed 150ml/5 fl oz/⅔ cup very cold water 4 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced 3 tbsp caster sugar (superfine sugar), or more if desired

1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Milk, for brushing

To serve:

Custard, whipped cream or ice cream

1 Lightly grease a 23cm/9in round baking tin with butter. Sieve the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.

2 Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles small crumbs. Stir in the cold water very gradually until the dough just comes together.

3 Divide the pastry in two. Wrap each half in cling film (plastic wrap) and refrigerat­e for at least one hour.

4 Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/400˚F/gas mark 6.

5 Roll out one half of the pastry on a lightly floured surface so it is slightly larger than the baking dish.Transfer the pastry to the dish, pressing down into the corners and up the sides.

6 Fill the tart with the sliced apples. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, if using. Roll out the other pastry half and use it to cover the filling. Pinch the edges together to seal the tart and form a crust.

7 Brush over the top of the pastry with milk and pierce a small hole in the top for steam to escape. Bake for about 25 minutes and serve warm or at room temperatur­e with custard, cream or ice cream.

Per Serving 364kcals, 17.1g fat (2.8g saturated), 49.6g carbs, 16.7g sugars, 4.1g protein, 4g fibre, 0.198g sodium

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