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Checker tart with caramelised apple


The tart is delicious. The bottom is a vanilla chocolate shortcrust, it is filled with caramelised apples, pastry cream and  almond crumble on top.

For one 24cm diameter tart, we need:

Shortcrust pastry:

  • 100g butter
  • 65 g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 170 g flour
  • vanilla
  • 8 g cocoa

Cream the butter with sugar, add the yolks then flour. Divide in 2, add in one half vanilla, in the other one cocoa. Roll out each color in a 2 cm thick rectangle, brush one rectangle with egg white, overlay the other one, cut in strips 2 cm wide. Arrange the strips, alternate the colors. Cut squares


And arrange them on the sides.


Arrange the other squares to form a pastry sheet:


Roll out and cut the base.



Caramelised apple:

  • 2-3 cooking apples (Granny Smith)
  • 170 g caster sugar
  • 35 g butter
  • 25 g rum

Peel the apples and cut them into quarters and dices.

Heat the sugar at a low to moderate temperature until the sugar dissolves and caramelizes,   changing color to golden brown.

Add the butter:


Add the apples (better split caramel in  2 separate pans, one for dices, the other one for wedges), cook and flambé with rum.

Reserve the juice and the apples.

Pastry cream:

  • 80 g cream
  • 80 g syrup from apples
  • 3 small eggs
  • 115 g caster sugar
  • 15 g flour
  • rum

Boil the cream and add the juice reserved from the caramelised apples.

Whisk in the eggs and the sugar, then add the flour and rum.


Almond crumble:

  • 20 g butter
  • 20 g flour
  • 20 g sugar
  • 20 g almond flour

Mix the butter, sifted flour, almonds and sugar until it resembles crumbs. Refrigerate.



Bake the crust. Arrange the apple wedges, then the cream. Arrange on the edge diced apples, spread the almond crumble in the center.


Bake at 180 ° C, about 15 minutes.





Can you resist a slice?



4 thoughts on “Checker tart with caramelised apple

  1. Foarte fain blatul, pentru mine e o noutate. Adica biscuiti am vazut asa, dar blat de tarta nu.
    Cum as putea sa rezist, as infuleca imediat o felie, iar lebada e woww!!

    • Multumesc Any. Biscuitii i-am facut de nenumarate ori si sunt bestiali si-am zis de ce nu si tarta?!
      Am s-o refac c-a trecut ceva vreme de atunci…
      M-am necajit ca n-am putut s-o scot intreaga atunci. Am folosit tava transparenta fiind o noua achizitie si ardeam de nerabdare s-o incerc, dar trebuia o tava cu fund detasabil, sau un inel.

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