Apple Frangipane Tart With Salted Caramel Sauce
- 4 granny smith apples, peeled, halved, cored, thinly sliced
- 375gm packet butter puff pastry, thawed *must have this brand
- 20g Ballantyne Cultured Style Unsalted Butter
- 3Tb caster sugar
- Crème fraiche to serve
- 60g Ballantyne Cultured Style Unsalted Butter, softened, room temperature
- ½ cup pure icing sugar
- 1tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 100g almond meal
- 1 tsp cornflour
SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE:
- 1 firmly packed cup brown sugar
- 120gm Ballantyne Cultured Style Unsalted Butter
- ¾ cup thickened cream
- ½ tsp sea salt flakes
- For the frangipane, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place the sliced apples in a bowl of water with a lemon squeezed into it to stop the apples browning.
- Roll out pastry on a floured work surface until 5mm thick. Cut a 32cm round out of the pastry and transfer to a lined baking tray. Using a small knife, score a 1cm border around the outside of the pastry. Prick the inner pastry with a fork, then top center with the frangipane. Drain apples and arrange in an overlapping circular pattern over the top.
- Combine butter and sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat until melted. Brush over the apples, then bake tart for 30-40 minutes, or until golden and crisp.
- Meanwhile for the salted caramel sauce, combine the brown sugar, butter and cream in a saucepan over a medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then take off the heat. Add in the sea salt to taste.
- Serve the tart with salted caramel and crème fraiche.
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