Apple tart with blackberries

Apple tart with blackberries

For true indulgence; this sweet Bramley apple pie is glazed with apricot jam and can be served hot or cold with blackberries and crème fraiche...

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Serves: 6-8 people in a 21cm tart tin

750g Bramley apples, peeled and chopped

2 tbsp apple juice

1tbsp caster sugar

4 Pink Lady apples, peeled and thinly sliced

2 tbsp apricot jam

350g pre-rolled sweet shortcrust pastry

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line your greased tart tin with the pastry and blind bake.
  3. Cook the Bramley apples in a saucepan with the apple juice and sugar, stirring until very soft. Check for sweetness, and spread the apple puree over the base of the tart.
  4. Arrange the sliced apples on top and sprinkle with caster sugar. Bake for 7 minutes.
  5. Glaze with warm apricot jam.
  6. Either serve hot or cold with blackberries and crème fraîche.

Juliet Bidwell's company, Juliet's Catering, has been established in the Weald for more than ten years and caters for parties and all kinds of events. Juliet can be contacted on 01797 270347 or see

Photographs: David Merewether
Recipes Type: Baking & Deserts