Spiced Apple Tart

Surprise someone you love with this yummy tart! Add a handful of sultanas of blackberries along with the apple


  • 150 gcold butter, diced
  • 240 g plain flour
  • 30 g icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 bramley / cooking apples
  • 3 eating apples
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tblsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 3 tblsp demerera sugar


  1. For the sweet shortcrust pastry put the butter, flour and sugar into a bowl and mix with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs. You can also do this in a food processor.
  2. Add the egg and gently work with a round bladed knife or in the food processor to bind the ingredients together. Don't knead!
  3. Flatten into a disc and cover with cling film. Leave to rest in the fridge for 30 mins.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Cover with the lemon juice.
  5. Roll out & line a regular tart tin or dish with the pastry, keeping 1/3 for the lid.
  6. Generously fill with the apple slices, press them down gently. Sieve over the cornflour and mixed spice. Sprinkle with demerera sugar.
  7. Roll the remaining pastry out and place on top of the tart. Pinch the edges together gently to seal.
  8. Brush with milk or an egg glaze. Sprinkle with a little more demerera sugar and bake for 40-45 minutes until golden.



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