This is great recipe for using up those apples that are in abundance this time of year. You can use either eating apples or as I did cookers in this recipe & added extra sugar on top.
Its something a little different from the traditional apple tart, it has a cake/dough mixture underneath & apples sliced on top of the base.
French Apple Tart
6oz Self Raising Flour
3 tbsp sugar
grated lemon or orange zest
5 oz margarine
2 egg yolks
1/2 tbsp milk or water
1 lb eating apples ( can use pears or plums either)
Rub butter into dry ingredients, to resemble breadcrumbs
Make well in centre, break in egg yolks and zest of orange
Add 1 tbsp milk, mix with fork
Spoon into dish & flatten, chill for 15mins.
Core & slice apples. Fan apples over the cake mix
Spinkle with sugar, Bake in pre-heated oven at 180C, until pale golden brown & fruit soft.
Cook for approx 35 -40min.
Serve warm with cream or custard & large cup of tea!
(PS. I picked up the cute Tea towel in Cath Kidston in Kildare Village for €4 bargain)