Apple and raisin tart
SERVES 6 PREPARATION: 20 MIN COOKING: 30 MIN CHILLING: 30 MIN
6 green apples, peeled,
cored and sliced lemon juice mixed with water 400g puff pastry
150g butter at room temperature, plus extra for glazing
5ml (1t) nutmeg
2,5ml (½t) mixed spice pinch of ground cloves
100g flaked almonds
125ml (½c) castor sugar
extra 45ml (3T) to sprinkle 80g raisins or fruit mix
5ml (1t) cinnamon to dust ice cream to serve
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Line a 30 x 23cm baking sheet or dish with baking paper.
1 Put the apple slices in a bowl with lemon water to prevent them from turning brown.
2 Line the baking sheet or dish with puff pastry, trim the edges and chill in the refrigerator.
3 Put the butter, spices, almonds and castor sugar in a blender. Blitz until a fluffy paste forms. Remove the pastry from the refrigerator and spread with the butter mixture, leaving a 2-cm gap from the edge. Return to the refrigerator to chill and become firm.
4 When firm, take the pastry base out of the refrigerator and arrange the apple slices on top of the butter spread.
5 Sprinkle the raisins or fruit mix over and dust with castor sugar. Melt the extra butter and brush the apples. Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is done. Dust with cinnamon.
6 Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream.