An Irish Apple Tart on a Plate
photo by threeovens
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- Mix the flour and salt in a bowl then using your finger tips rub in the butter or margarine and the lard or shortening until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add enough of the cold water to form firm dough.
- Roll out ¾ of the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line an oven proof plate.
- Cover with the apples and place in the cloves and sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar.
- Roll out the remaining pastry and use to cover the pie moistening the edges to seal the lid.
- Flute the edges and decorate with the trimmings of the pastry.
- Cut a vent in the top of the pie and brush the top with milk.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C/400°F gas mark 6 for about 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden.
- Serve with custard or cream.
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We loved the simplicity and rusticness of this apple tart. I am not much of a baker, but even I got this easy pastry right on the first try. I did love getting my hands into it. My husband claims it is best still warm from the oven. I told him that is what a microwave is for. Every piece is warm from the "oven."
A bit sweeter than we normally have though I only used 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and to make the pastry I used all butter and did in the food processor making it a quick pie to make since the apples did not have to be cooked but unfortunatly I did end up biting on one of the cloves which is not a pleasant experience so if making again would ground the cloves up but overall was enjoyed. Thank you Annacia made for Rookies tag game.
For this tart I used fresh fallen apples (quite acid) and I added one more tablespoon sugar to them. I followed the recipe and baked as described.<br/>I wondered as I had to put the whole cloves in it but it came really perfect and delicious!<br/>I served this warm as dessert as it was baking while we were eating.<br/>All were so happy with it, that they didn't want some custard or cream.<br/>I will have to make more soon...I have apples enought!