Using apples nearing their use-by date can sometimes be hard, but with these tarts, not only can you create a rustic looking tart that looks great, but also tastes delicious!

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  • 1 packet Pampas Short Crust Pastry

  • 2 Green Apples

  • 25g CSR Sugar

  • 30ml Water

  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1 tsp Nutmeg

  • Pinch Clove

  • Pinch Salt

  • For the Custard:

  • 4 Egg yolks

  • 22g Sugar

  • 220g Cream

  • ½ Vanilla pod

  • For the Bread:

  • 50g Lawsons bread

  • 35g Butter

  • Pinch Salt

  • Pinch Cinnamon

  • Pinch Sugar


  • 1.

    Line 6 x 8cm tart rings (or egg rings) with short crust pastry. Pre heat your oven to 180°C. Peel the apples, quarter and cut away the core. Slice each quarter into thirds. In a small pot place the water, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and salt. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and place the apples into the pot. Continue to cook over a low heat until the apples are tender. Thawed pastry cannot be re-frozen, due to bacteria. Cooked pastry dishes can be frozen, but the quality will be compromised.

  • 2.

    In a medium bowl add the yolks, vanilla beans and sugar. Mix until combined and add the cream. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Dice the bread into rough cubes. Melt the butter in a frying pan and when it begins to foam add the bread. On a medium to low heat continue to stir the bread until it is crisp and golden.

  • 4.

    Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Once the bread has cooled, chop into smaller pieces, they can be rough and random. In a bowl, coat the bread in cinnamon and sugar.

  • 5.

    Remove the tart shells from the freezer, line and fill the tarts with baking paper and baking beads. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes, then remove the baking beads and place back into the oven until cooked through and golden. If you don’t have baking beads, you can 'blind bake' with dried beans or rice.

  • 6.

    Turn the oven down to 120°C, fill the tarts to the top with the custard and bake for 8-10 minutes or until there is only a slight wobble to the custard. Remove from the oven and let cool.

  • 7.

    Top the tarts with the apple and bread crumbs. Serve.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 331kj
  • Fat Total 24g
  • Saturated Fat 13g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Sugar 15g
  • Sodium 178mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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