Its Raining apples

17 Sep

High winds combined with a huge bumper crop of Apples prompted me to make & bake with my apples( I had so much I couldn’t see the grass on the garden) – as they had all fallen off (also hitting the neighbours car – sorry!) , I’ve got a mix of apples 1 tree out front of the house has – bitter cooking apples (they go a lovely rosy red colour) they have the taste similar to Bramley apples. The other Apples (in the back garden) are sweet Eatting apples – Cox’s pippins I recon?


Anyway I fancied making as lovely little Dutch apple tart with cinnamon , sultanas and a nice little lattice top( I know very fluffy!)



Dutch Apple Tart  

ingredients you will need:  

obviously some apples! x 6 med sized apples will do.

120g Sultana or raison

120g soft brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla essence

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

For the pastry:

180g plain flour 

40g cornflour

100g butter(chilled)

100g castor sugar

1 egg yolk.

   Make the pastry by rubbing all dry(flour etc) with the butter , then add the egg yolk. Bring together as a paste and wrap & chill in the fridge(leave for 20 mins). 

Once chilled roll out 3/4 of the paste and place in a tart dish. Prick the bottom and put back in fridge for 10 minutes to rest.  

Peel & chop the apples(I used a mix of both). Add the vanilla 1/2 the cinnamon and the sultanas & 1/2 the soft brown sugar. 

 Place the tart in the oven to bake blind (approx 10 minutes)

 Place the apple mix into the tart case (keep some of the juice from the apples and set aside usually in the bottom of the bowl!)

Now roll out the remaining paste and cut into long strips. Secure these strips onto the outside rim of the tart with a little egg yolk & water mix.

 Now brush the reserved apple juice over the lattice , sprinkle the remaining sugar and the left over cinnamon.

 Place the tart in the oven on around 170 degree Celsius –    cook for around 20 minutes (or until the lattice is cooked and brown(ing)              


Serve this little  baby (Hot or Cold)with some Cornish clotted cream or a jug load of custard.  hmm hmm ….





5 Responses to “Its Raining apples”

  1. rebekah October 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    that looks like a beautiful dessert. I bought a bushel of apples from a local orchard and am greatly looking forward to making tart tatin with some of them!

  2. Karen September 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    You made a beautiful apple pie. When we got winds from “Irene” our orchard floor was covered with apples as well.

    • David September 20, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

      One tree dropped nearly all its apples after the high winds , the eatting apples I have have held out really well – I’ve had to share out my apples to friends and promised some to my mum! Noticed you have an apple orchard – have you tried pork shallot with apple and cider? give it go 🙂

  3. Amanda Potsy September 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    We’ve had a bumper crop too!! Just made a crumble, tomorrow I’m making apple sauce to go with slow cooked pork for lunch, then I’m going to make an apple and passionfruit tart with creme patisserie! I think we will be eating apples for months!!!

    • David September 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

      Woo look at you a real apple fest going on!! love the sound of the apple and passionfruit tart – is this going to have a creme pat base ? apple on top?. Have a go at making caramel apple tart or apple tart tatin , my kids not fussed about cooking apples – so I made apple tart tatin (carmelsied apples with toffee and puff pastry upsidedown in a pan) they loved it ! 🙂

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