Mini Apple & Sultana Tarts Recipe

Mini Apple & Sultana Tarts

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Ingredients

  • Short crust pastry

  • Apple / peeled, cored and diced

  • Sultana

  • Cinnamon sticks or powder

  • Apricot jam

  • Butter / to grease baking tray

How to make Mini Apple & Sultana Tarts


This is the first time I have attempted making a tart, so instead of making one big one I made lots of little ones experimenting with different techniques. This method turned out to be the best, as it's simple and gives you delicious mini desserts. Enjoy!

  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC, and grease the bun tray.

  2. Roll the dough out to the thickness of a pound coin (about 5mm), and use a cutter to cut out little discs that's slightly bigger than the little base of the 12-hole bun tray, so you get little dishes of pastries when you place them in the tray.

  3. Weigh the pastries down with baking paper and some dried beans, then bake it blind in the oven for 10min. Then remove the beans and paper and bake for further 5min. Take the tray out when time is up and turn the oven down to about 180ºC.

  4. While the pastries are in the oven, put good dollops of the jam into a small pan over low heat, and add the cinnamon sticks and/or cinnamon powder, and good handfuls of sultana. Heat and stir till it comes to an even consistency.

  5. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and mix with the diced apples.

  6. Spoon the mixture onto the pastries and put into the oven for about 10min or when the topping starts to brown at the edges.

  7. Take it out the oven, leave to cool, then serve!

Great with some good vanilla ice cream!

To make the tarts you see above, I used ready made shortcurst pastry dough that you can buy in the supermakets. In my opinion, the ready made stuff is actually really good, so it's not really worth making the pastry youself. Unless you are super hard core of course!

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    OMGOMG WANT.

  • dubow
    dubow says

    Warning! Bite size is addicitive.... I already had 3 in one go! oops...

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    ahh cinnamon!!! :D:D:D:D share plz

  • dubow
    dubow says

    We should organise a OSF convention!! That would be teh awesome! Everyone bring their best voted dish...... yum!

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    excuse me i hope you are NOT expecting me to eat only 6 of these right???????? i mean SERVING size if 20 right? LOVE IT .

  • dubow
    dubow says

    Jai, I will serve as many as we can eat!!! we must not stray from our 'fat' mission!!! :D

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    dubow > that's an awesome idea! but what country... everyone is so spread out :(

  • dubow
    dubow says

    YF- I guess we will see where most peeps are and do it there. Or see who has the best kitchen?! hehe.

  • rachel
    rachel says

    SINGAPORE SINGAPORE! Or somewhere in Asia. -hopeful. I can make canapes and dubow can bring these. AHM AHM.

  • chun44u
    chun44u says

    yummmmmm

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