Thursday, 11 October 2012

Frangipane Apple Tart

Over the weekend my Mum and Dad visited and brought with them a whole sack full of apples.  The problem was what to do with them all. Well some I turned to apple puree, some I made into an apple crumble and the rest I made into a frangipane tarts. I have never made a frangipane tart before so this was a first for me. The results though were great and I will be making more of these tarts in future. If you'd like to make one too here's the recipe. 


1 block of sweet short crust pastry.

125g ground almonds
125g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
1 Egg +1 egg yolk
1 tbsp Kirsch or brandy
2 tbsp Plain flour

1 lb Sliced Apples
lemon juice

150 g Apricot jam
2 tbsp Kirsch or brandy
Icing sugar for dusting 


Pre-heat oven 200C, 400F and  Gas mark 6

Roll out pastry and line one pastry flan case.

Prick the base of the pastry with a fork and then place in the refridgerator to rest.

To make the frangipane first place butter and sugar in a bowl and with whisk beat until the mixture becomes fluffy.

Gradually add egg and then add Kirsch.

Add flour and ground almonds and mix well.

Peel and slice apples

Spread frangipane mixture over the base of the cooled pastry flan case.

Then add sliced apple pressing the slices slightly into the frangipane mixture.
Place in oven and cook for 12-15 minutes then reduced oven temperature to 180C, 350F or Gas mark 4 and cook for another 25 -30 minutes. 

Make glaze with apricot jam and kirsch spread across flan surface with a pastry brush.   

Finally add a fine dusting of icing sugar.

The finished item 
You could make this flan using other fruit as well. I think pears or plums might be rather nice too.


  1. Is there any left over? I can come round straight away.

  2. Ooooo that sounds scrumptious... I'll have to try this recipe Px

    1. It was great trouble is with my lot it didn't last very long and I had actually made two such tarts.Its always good when you make something tasty but then its always so sad cause it doesn't last long. My son had mates round and they seem to be starved of home cooked food its all Kentucky fried and pizza. ha ha

  3. This looks very yummy, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and makeing such a sweet comment . I would love to be your bloggy friend.

    1. Thanks for the lovely comments you should give the recipe a whirl I'm sure you'd love it. Its always great to find new interesting blogs

  4. Wow! This tart looks yummy. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love for me on the Tando Blog! =)

    1. really enjoyed your blog so many interesting things. The tart was absolutely delicious I've been giving a whole load of plums so I'm going to try the same recipe with them. We'll have to see how that goes

  5. I adore frangipane so I will definitely try this :)

    Thanks for coming by my blog, it made my day :) x

    1. You go girl its lovely Im making a plum one tomorrow