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Irish Apple Tart

A beautiful dessert.

Category Cakes & Desserts
Preparation Time 30 minutes
Cooking Time 25 minutes
Serves 6


  • 225g / 8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour Pinch of salt
  • 125g / 4oz Margarine straight from fridge
  • 1/4 pint / 150ml Cold Water (approx.)
  • 4 Large Cooking Apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • Sugar to sweeten apples
  • Spices: – ground cinnamon and ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  2. Sieve flour into a bowl. Add a pinch of salt.
  3. Finely chop hard margarine into the flour.
  4. Rub margarine in with fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Make a well in the centre; – add water carefully and mix to a soft dough with a large palate knife.
  6. Turn onto a floured board and knead lightly.
  7. Roll out half the pastry to the size of an oven proof plate.
  8. Arrange apples on the pastry.
  9. Mix spices with sugar before sprinkling it over the apples to sweeten.
  10. Roll remaining pastry to cover the apples.
  11. Dampen edge of base pastry with cold water to seal.
  12. Press top pastry over apples to make the tart. Seal the edges by using the back of a knife to form a crust. Slice gently into the crust, giving the appearance of a wafery edge.
  13. Then using your thumb as a marker, indent crust at intervals to form a scalloped edge.
  14. Decorate with leaves and prick with a fork to allow excess steam escape.
  15. Cook for 25-30 minutes, turning the temperature down a little after the first 7 minutes.


Serve with fresh whipped cream or icecream.

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