Toffee Apple Tart

When Mummy Mishaps announced that last month's theme on I Love Cake was toffee or caramel, I had a couple of ideas for my cake but the little minx got in there first! And then yet again, I missed the deadline! However, I thought I'd blog this regardless. I remembered her rather scummy toffee apple cupcakes that she'd made a few months previously and adapted the recipe to make a kind of Bakewell Tart.

Ingredients:

  • Condensed milk toffee (you'll need 100g of brown sugar, 100g of butter and a tin of condensed milk)
  • one cooking apple

Shortcrust pastry:

  • 125g/4oz plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 55g/2oz butter, cubed
  • 30-45ml/2-3 tbsp cold water
  • 2oz ground almonds
  • 1oz caster sugar

Frangipane filling:

  • 125g butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g ground almonds
  • 1tbsp plain flour

bakewell tart

  1. The first stage is to make some toffee. Put the brown sugar and butter into a saucepan and melt. Add the tin of condensed milk and stir while it thickens for 20 minutes. Leave to cool slightly while making everything else.
  2. Make the shortcrust pastry in the traditional way. I added ground almonds and some caster sugar to in order to sweeten it. Put a layer of baking beans over the base and cook for 10 minutes at 180°C.
  3. While this is blind-baking in the oven, poach the cooking apples in 1 tablespoon of water, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of sugar for ten minutes until softened, then drain.
  4. Cream the sugar and butter for the frangipane mix, add the eggs, sift in the flour and ground almonds. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Put a spoonful of frangipane mix in the base of each tart case, then layer apples on top. Put a dollop of toffee on top of the apples and then another dollop of frangipane over the top again.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180°C until a skewer/knife comes out clean.
  7. Serve warm with ice-cream or clotted cream.
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Comments

  1. Jenny Paulin says

    This does look divine!! Mmmmm toffee and apple works so well and your photos make it look very appetising :0
    Thank you for the mention x

  2. says

    Did you see the new email from Butlins with terms and conditions? Right at the bottom it says Toffee Apple Tart should be supplied for Lauren if holidaying at the same time as her ;-)
    They look sooooo yummy.

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I'm going to make some and bring them with me! (You actually had me looking for a new e-mail from Butlins you doughnut!)

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      When would that be? Between the mountain of ironing, the working, the running 79 miles, the sleeping or the caring for your gorgeous family? Leave the cooking lovely, it would destroy your hard work at Boot Camp.

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