Saturday, 17 July 2010

Apple Chocolate Crumble Tarts


This week, I was craving for apple desserts, especially tarts.
I have some low-fat sweet short pastry left in my fridge, so I was looking for a simple recipe to fulfil my urge for apple tarts then I came across this blog post (Chinese).
The apple chocolate crumble tart is a perfect combination to me as I'm a chocoholic & I love apples.
There is no need to make custard filling, just chopping apples & chocolate.
I adapted the recipe slightly mainly because I didn't have some ingredients & I didn't want to go shopping for them.
The tarts are great, I ate two soon after it's out of the oven.
I think it's best served when it is hot, a crispy tart base coupled with a melting centre, yummy!




Recipe (6 x 10 cm tarts)
Low-fat sweet short pastry:
adapted from '吃不胖甜点 Low-fat Desserts' (Chinese)

40g unsalted butter
35g caster sugar
1 egg white
50g ground almond
110g plain flour
10g milk
1/4 lemon peel

In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy.
Add egg white & beat to mix.
Sift in the ground almond & plain flour, mix to combine.
Add milk & lemon peel, mix to combine.
Wrap the dough in plastic film & refrigerate for several hours (2-4 hours).
Roll the dough into 2mm thick & fill the moulds, make holes with a fork & bake in a preheated oven at 150'C for 10 min.
Let the tart shells cool completely on a wire rack.

Crumble:
50g unsalted butter (soften)
50g sugar
50g chopped almond
80g plain flour

Mix all ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs & refrigerate before use.

Apple & chocolate filling:
2 apples
50g dark chocolate

Peel, core & chop the apples.
Chop chocolate into pieces.

Assembling:
Fill the apple dices on the tart shells, spread chocolate over it,
Spread the crumble mixture to cover the top, bake in preheated oven at 180'C for 30-40 min (until golden colour).

2 comments:

  1. What a coincidence. I made an apple dessert too!! Yours looks and sounds delicious!!
    Would you mind checking out my blog? :D http://ajscookingsecrets.blogspot.com/

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  2. This looks great. It's a very unexpected combination to me, chocolate and apples but it sounds so yummy at 12:15 am. Haha! Nice stuff. :)

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