Cheat’s apple tart
- 375g Asda Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 190g caster sugar
- Zest and juice 3 lemons
- 5 Grower's Selection Gala Apples
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
Use the pastry to line a 25cm tart tin, rolling out a little thinner if necessary.
Cover the pastry with baking paper and baking beans or dry rice. Bake in the oven for 10 mins until the sides are set. Remove the beans and paper, then bake for another 6-8 mins until the pastry is golden with a sandy texture.
Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, 150g of the sugar, the zest of 1 lemon and the juice of 2 until frothy. Peel, core and coarsely grate 3 of the apples and stir through the egg mixture.
Quarter and core the remaining apples, and slice thinly.
Pour the egg mixture into the pastry case and, working from the outside in, arrange the apple slices in circles on top.
Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 50 mins or until firm to the touch and golden all over. Leave to cool slightly then cover the pastry edges with foil.
Heat the grill to high.
Mix together the remaining sugar, lemon zest and juice, then heat gently in a pan over a medium setting for 5 mins until syrupy. Brush over the tart and grill for 2-3 mins until golden and bubbling.
Remove from the oven, cool slightly, remove the foil and take the tart out of the case. Serve immediately.