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Apple tart competition

kah22's picture

Apple tart competition

I’m by no means a great baker but my local school have asked if I’d enter an apple tart for their Holloween competition bash but I want to put a twist on your standard apple tart and here is what I’m thinking. I’d value your views and opinions

I’m using an 8 inch fluted pie tin and rather than using standard shortcrust pastry I’m thinking of using a puff pastry.

My ideal would be to cover the base and side of the tin with puff pastry and fill the bottom with a apple compote with a dash of brandy. Then filling out the rest of the tart with a layer of half-moon shaped apples starting at the outside and working in. My idea would be to finish the tart of with a wash of apricot jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.

It’s not a real competition just a primary school fund raiser but if I am going to help out I’d like to do something different.



kah22's picture

moderator. There is an awful lot of gobbly-gook appearing on my post, any idea of what is causing it; can you clean it up. Many thanks Kevin

Floydm's picture

Pasting from Word causes the issue sometimes.

dabrownman's picture

use a Halloween cookie cutter to make a small puff paste something on the top in the middle - not big to show it is Halloween or make a border around the edge so you see the middle?.  I like to add a little fresh grated ginger and some snockered dried fruits, raisins, sultana, cranberry (bourbon re hydrated).Makes for slightly different tasting apple tart that people ask - what is that!  Love the thinned apricot jam to make the tart glisten - hate to cover that up with powdered sugar but maybe a stencil of a pumpkin or ?  that was powdered would show the holidaday too!.

Lots of things could happen with a simple tart it seems :-)  Good luck

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

in the form of pockets or sticks or cones or filled rolls?  Phyllo dough skinny logs or apples in blankets?  How about batter dipped chunks?   I can't resist suggesting addition of peanut butter or something caramelized. 

MANNA's picture

I like the way dabrownman is going with this. Maybe a tart in the form of a pumpkin with eyes and mouth. To stray from the normal your giving them a treat with the tart. Now how about the trick. Make it a firery hot apple filling.