Apple custard tart

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Apple custard tart
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For 1 tart, you will need:


PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
32 min.1 hour1 hour 5 min.2 hours 37 min.

Step by step recipe


The pastry case

Roll out 300 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) and line an 8-inch (20 cm) tin or mould, following these tips.

Put to wait in the fridge.
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The apple garnish

Peel 2 apples and cut into even slices.
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3Melt 30 g butter in a small frying pan on high heat, then add 30 g caster sugar.

Add the apple slices...
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4...and caramelize on both sides.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.
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The custard filling

Put 150 g Egg and 50 g caster sugar into a bowl and mix. Add 70 g cornflour and mix again.
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6Pour 600 ml apple juice and 300 g liquid cream into a saucepan on medium heat. Mix and heat until it starts to simmer.Apple custard tart : etape 25
7Pour the hot liquid into the egg mixture, mix well...Apple custard tart : etape 25
8...and return to the pan, pouring through a fine strainer.Apple custard tart : etape 25
9Put back on low heat and whisk gently but constantly until the mixture thickens slightly.Apple custard tart : etape 25
10Finish by adding 50 g butter and give the custard a quick whizz with a stick blender for a smooth texture.Apple custard tart : etape 25

Assemble the tart

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Take the pastry case out of the fridge and trim off any overhanging pastry around the edge.
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12Pour the apple custard into the tart case.Apple custard tart : etape 25
13Arrange the caramelized apple slices in a rosette.Apple custard tart : etape 25


Bake for 30-40 minutes.
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15Leave to cool, then refrigerate for a good hour before removing the tin or mould.Apple custard tart : etape 25


For the best result, use a slightly sharp apple juice, ideally freshly pressed.
If your apple juice is on the sweet side, you can add a little lemon juice.
The tart can be glazed after baking, once it has cooled, but this is not essential.
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