Apple Tart

Forget cider, this is the reason why we have apples! Whether drizzled with custard or served with freshly whipped cream, this easy apple tart recipe is a joy.


  • 225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 125g/4oz margarine
  • ¼ pint/150ml cold water
  • 4 large cooking apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • Sugar to sweeten apples
Prepartion Time   Ready in 10 minutes.
Apple Tart


  1. Place margarine in freezer for about 15 minutes to harden.
  2. Sieve flour into a bowl.
  3. Grate hard margarine into the flour. You may need a little flour on your fingers for this.
  4. Using a knife, mix grated margarine into flour.
  5. Add water and mix to a soft dough with the knife.
  6. Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead lightly.
  7. Roll out half the pastry to the shape of an oven proof plate.
  8. Arrange apples on the pastry.
  9. Sprinkle with sugar to sweeten.
  10. Roll remaining pastry to cover the apples.
  11. Dampen edge of base pastry with cold water to seal.
  12. Press top pastry over apples to make the tart. Seal the edges.
  13. Put a cut on top of pastry to allow steam to escape.
  14. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 for 35 minutes.

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