Sometimes tarts can be time consuming and difficult to make. This rustic strawberry and apple tart is much simpler, it doesn’t require a pastry tin and looks better the messier it is! To make this recipe extra festive I’ve used strawberries and fresh mint, because of their Christmas colours.
What you’ll need:
For the pastry:
¾ cup spelt flour
½ cup brown rice flour
¼ cup potato starch
50g coconut palm sugar
100g butter, cut into cubes
1 egg, beaten
Cold water, approx. 2 tbs
For the filling:
3apples, peeled, cored and sliced
250g strawberries, sliced
1 tsp cinnamon
4tbs coconut palm sugar
2 tbs coconut flour
1 egg, beaten
How to put together:
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
- Preheat your oven to 200°C.
- To prepare the pastry add the almond meal, brown rice flour, potato starch and coconut palm sugar to a bowl along with the butter.
- Using your fingertips rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles bread crumbs.
- Add the egg and cold water and mix together until a dough is formed.
- You may need a few more tablespoons of extra cold water, add enough so that the dough comes together and isn’t too dry.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and pop into the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
- Remove the pastry dough from the fridge and roll it out between 2 sheets of baking paper.
- Remove the top sheet of baking paper and pop the pastry onto your baking tray, then set aside
- To prepare the filling add the apples, strawberries, cinnamon, 3 tbs coconut palm sugar and coconut flour to a bowl and mix together until well combined.
- Brush the pastry sheet with the beaten egg and place the apple mixture on the pastry, making sure to leave a 5 cm border.
- Fold the edges of the pastry over the apple mixture the entire way around.
- Brush the top edges of the pastry with the remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with 1tbscoconut palm sugar.
- Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and the apples are tender.
- Allow to cool slightly and then top with the fresh mint leaves just before serving.