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French Apple Flan – Cake Recipe

  • Making time 20 minutes
  • Preparation time  30 minutes


  • 375 g ready-made puff pastry
  • Two crisp green dessert apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • One tablespoon caster sugar
  • 25 g unsalted butter, chilled
  • Crème Fraiche to serve
For the Apricot glaze: –
  • 250 g apricot jam
  • Two teaspoons lemon juice
  • Two teaspoons water

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  1. Divide the pastry into quarters and roll each out on a lightly floured surface until 2 mm thick, using a 13 cm plate as a guide cut out four rounds make several short cuts around the plate rather than drawing a knife around, which can stretch the pastry, place the series on a baking sheet.
  2. Place a slightly smaller plate on each pastry round and score around the edge to form a 1 cm border, prick the centres with a fork and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Arrange the apple slices in a circle over the pastry rounds and sprinkle with the sugar. Grate the butter over the top and bake in a preheated oven, 2200C set a timer for 28 minutes until the pastry and apples are golden.
  4. Meanwhile, make the apricot glaze, put the jam in a small saucepan with the lemon juice and water and heat gently until the jam melts. Increase the heat and boil for 1 minute, remove from the heat and press through a fine sieve. Keep warm the brush out apple tart while they are still warm, serve with ice cream.