I do love an apple tart and this autumn there seems to be a wonderful abundance of all kinds of varieties. Our neighbours came over the other day with a bag filled to the brim with rosy cooking apples. I’m not sure of the type but they seem like a firm version of a Bramley with a beautiful blush pink on the skin. They had that wonderful sherbetty bite that sweetens nicely when cooked.
I’ve seen this kind of ‘geometric lattice’ apple pattern a lot on social media and so I wanted to recreate it for myself. It’s so easy to do and to be honest it’s even better not to get it too perfect as I think it looks more rustic and autumnal.
The pastry is beyond epic and hands up, is completely not my idea but is genius and so easy to make. Like a cross between regular pastry and that crumbly biscuit pastry you make for a cheesecake. So simple too with no rolling out.
This apple tart has been inspired by a recipe by Lauren Miyashiro over on Delish.com
For the filling
- 5 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced – I like them quite chunky
- 75g brown sugar
- The juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the crust
- 165g plain flour
- 55g brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 140g butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- 45g butter, cut into small cubes
- apricot jam
Preheat oven to 160°C fan. Grease a 25cm fluted, loose-bottomed tart dish.
For the filling, place the apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt into a large bowl and toss them well together – set aside.
For the crust, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add the melted butter and stir until a dough forms. Press mixture into the tart dish, pressing until the dough is smooth.
Arrange apples over base. I love this geometric pattern but you could literally dump them in. Sprinkle with sugar and dot top with butter. Bake for 1 hour, until golden and apples are tender. Once out of the oven place on a wire rack and brush with melted apricot preserve.
For more apple recipes check these out on Dom in the Kitchen.
Eat and of course, enjoy!