Apple tart with spiced caramel sauce

18th July 2016 - Recipes

Quick recipe finder Apple tart with spiced caramel sauce

These pretty apple tarts belie just how quick and easy they are to make. Perfect for dinner parties.

By From Christmas Kitchen with James Martin


For the tart

For the spiced caramel sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 210C/425F/Gas 7.

  2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the puff pastry to 3-4mm/⅛in thick. Cut out four 12cm/4½in circles using a pastry cutter and transfer to a baking tray.

  3. Score a circle in the centre of the pastry with a knife (leaving a 1cm/½in border) then brush with egg wash.

  4. Roll the marzipan out to 5mm/¼in thick and cut into four 11cm/4¼in circles and place in the centre of the pastry. Carefully place the apples in an overlapping ring over the marzipan to cover it all.

  5. Place the butter and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring to combine. Brush most of it over the top of the apples.

  6. Place in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the pastry is risen and golden-brown.

  7. Brush with any remaining melted butter and honey to glaze.

  8. For the spiced caramel sauce, place the sugar and spices in a frying pan and cook until the sugar is melted and golden-brown. Whisk in the double cream and bring to a simmer.

  9. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until just thickened, then pass through a fine sieve into a clean pan.

  10. To serve, place the tarts in the centre of serving plates and spoon the sauce around the edge. Finish with a spoonful of ice cream on top.

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This recipe is from…

Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

Episode 1


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