Apple and coconut tart

I made this tart for the birthday party of my daughter. Near the birthday doll cake I needed to serve some other sweets as well. Tart was an excellent option as it was easy to make. Also, having a lot of apples from down the hill near my house, it was a perfect combination to make an apple tart.
This one is not just a simple apple tart but is in addition with coconut. This gives a specific flavor that you won't find in simple apple cakes. And the combination was a success.

  • 10 medium wild apples (you might need more or less depending on the size of your tart pan)
  • 400g shortcrust pastry
  • 150g coconut powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g butter (melted)
  • 100f sugar
  • 40g all-purpose flour

  1. Stretch the shortcrust pastry on the tart pan. Mine is a very large one, has 32cm in diameter.
  2. Peel the apples and remove their cores. Cut them in 1cm thick slices and lay one layer on the shortcrust pastry in the pan.
  3. Mix the eggs, sugar, and butter.
  4. Pour this composition over the apples in the pan.
  5. Put another layer of apple slices over the composition in the pan.
  6. [optionally] If you like to give a more professional look to the tart you can mix 2 tablespoons of apricot jam and 2 tablespoons of water and brush this over the apples of the tart. It will avoid having burned slices after baking and the entire tart will nicely shine. I would have liked to do this, but I realized in the last moment that i was running out of apricot jam so I did it without.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven at 180ºC for 1h. Use an aluminium foil in the first 45 minutes to cover the tart in the oven. This will avoid the apples on the top to become darker. In the last 15 minutes you can remove the foil and the tart will get a nice  not burned color.


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