Lemon and grated apple tart


Lemon and grated apple tart
You'll be amazed by the flavour of this tart, it's so distinctive and well-balanced.

The apples are grated, rather than sliced, to mix well with the lemon juice and zest. The result is an exceptional tart (yes, really!).
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Last modified on: September 29th 2019

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52 min.50 min.1 hour 42 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
Melt 80 g butter in a small pan over low heat.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
Zest 2 lemons into a bowl.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
Squeeze the lemon juice and keep this handy.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
Peel 1 kg 250 g apple.

Stage 5
Lemon and grated apple tart
Coarsly grate the apples...

Stage 6 - 15 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
...and add to the bowl, drizzling lemon juice over each time to prevent the apple oxidizing and turning brown.

Prepare all the apples like this.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
Pour any remaining lemon juice in with the apples. Add 100 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar and the melted butter.

Mix well.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
Break 2 Eggs into a high-sided container and whisk for a few seconds to liquify.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
Pour the eggs into the bowl...

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
...and mix again thoroughly.

Your tart filling mixture is ready.

Stage 11 - 10 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Use 300 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) to line a 9-inch (22 cm) tart tin or mould, following the tips here.

Stage 12 - 3 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
Fill the pastry case with the apple filling.

Stage 13 - 45 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart
Bake for about 45 minutes.

Do watch towards the end of cooking to make sure that the top of the tart doesn't burn. If the top looks cooked before the underneath is done, cover the tart with a sheet of aluminium foil.

Stage 14
Lemon and grated apple tart
Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Serve cold or warm.
Remarks
For a more rustic touch, leave the apples unpeeled. Just rinse them well, then grate with the skins on. You can use shortcrust pastry instead of sweetcrust.

The combination of apples and lemon tends to give off quite a lot of juice so, if you are using a dessert ring, do watch out for this leaking onto the baking sheet.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Source
Based on one of Patrick's recipes, who I hope will forgive my adaptation.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,540 Kcal or 14,821 Kj43 gr424 gr189 gr
177 %17 %40 %29 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
169 Kcal or 708 Kj2 gr20 gr9 gr
8 %1 %2 %1 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,540 Kcal or 14,821 Kj43 gr424 gr189 gr
177 %17 %40 %29 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten, Nuts
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  • For 1 tart : 5.20 €

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