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Classic Apricot and Apple Crumble Tart: A Sweet Symphony of Flavors and Textures

Classic Apricot and Apple Crumble Tart: A Sweet Symphony of Flavors and Textures

Discover the delicious combination of tart apricots and sweet apples in our classic Apricot and Apple Crumble Tart. This tart combines a buttery pastry base, a luscious fruit filling and a crunchy topping, creating a perfect balance of textures and flavours. Each component of the tart complements the others beautifully, resulting in a dessert that is as satisfying to make as it is to eat.

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Why you'll love this: This recipe is a crowd-pleaser, combining the comforting textures of a crumble with the rich flavours of a fruit tart. The addition of lemon zest and juice enhances the natural sweetness and tartness of the fruit, improving the overall taste profile. This is a great choice for those who enjoy a dessert that is not too sweet but still indulgent. The crumble topping adds a delicious crunch that contrasts perfectly with the soft fruit and tender pastry.

Perfect opportunity: Our Apricot and Apple Crumble Tart is perfect for any gathering where a warm, homemade dessert is appreciated. Serve it at family dinners, holiday meals or casual gatherings. It’s also a wonderful addition to a weekend brunch or as a special treat to accompany afternoon tea. This tart is sure to impress at bake sales and potlucks, where its homemade charm and delicious flavour will stand out.

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Decorating tips: For an elegant presentation, dust the tart with icing sugar just before serving. Garnish with fresh mint leaves for a pop of color and a touch of freshness. replaces the word nice with empty make it extra special, serve each slice with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • For the dough:
    • 150 g softened butter, cut into cubes
    • 340 g flour
    • 150 g granulated sugar
    • 1 whole egg + 1 egg yolk
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • A pinch of salt
    • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • For filling:
    • 250g apricot jam
    • 3 apples, peeled and chopped
    • Additional sugar and vanilla for cooking apples
  1. Prepare the dough:
    • In a large bowl, combine softened butter, granulated sugar, whole egg, egg yolk and lemon zest.
    • Gradually add 300g of flour (reserve 40g for later) and the baking powder until the dough is soft and manageable.
    • Press half of the dough into the bottom and up the sides of a 22cm tart pan. Refrigerate.
  2. Prepare the filling:
    • Spread the apricot jam on the cooled tart base.
    • In a saucepan, combine the chopped apples with a pinch of sugar, a pinch of vanilla and the lemon juice. Cook until the apples are tender and caramelized.
  3. Assembly and cooking:
    • Preheat the oven to 170°C.
    • Remove the tart pan from the refrigerator and arrange the cooked apple mixture on top of the jam.
    • Mix the remaining 40 g of flour with the remaining dough to obtain a crumbly mixture. Spread this crumble over the apple layer.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and crispy.
    • Allow the pie to cool before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

Enjoy this delicious apricot and apple crumble tart, where the combination of sweet and sour captures the essence of a true homemade dessert!

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