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Apple and White Chocolate Tarts

Tart, Tarts & Pastries | 13th September 2014 | By

We had a wonderful time last week, jaunting off for an evening picnic with friends at Helligan Gardens followed by a production of Dead Dog in a Suitcase by the multi talented and much loved Kneehigh Theatre.

As I wanted something a little elegant for such an occasion and had a load of apples that needed using up, I decided to make some apple tarts. Since discovering the fabulous yogurt pastry I used for my rhubarb and almond cream pasty pie earlier this year, there’s been no looking back. It’s easy to make, easy to use, has a great taste and texture and doesn’t crack when rolling. Being in a bit of a hurry, I forgot to add the white chocolate, so I ended up adding the chocolate to the apple puree part of the tart instead. This worked brilliantly, so I’m glad I made the initial mistake. The tarts looked good and tasted even better. The apple puree had a lovely creamy texture and vanilla flavour due to the white chocolate, which contrasted well with the crisp unsweetened pastry and the apple slices on top.

This is how I made:

Yogurt Pastry

  • Rubbed 150g salted butter into 260g flour (half wholemeal spelt, half plain white) until the mixture resembled breadcrumbs.
  • Stirred in 3 tbsp yogurt until the mixture clumped together.
  • Brought it into a ball with my hands and left to rest for an hour before rolling.
I used about a third of the pastry for the tarts and used the rest in a roasted squash, runner bean, blue cheese and walnut tart which I also made for the picnic.

September’s Four Seasons is all about getting fruity, so I am sending these double apple tarts off to Louisa at Extra Veg and Anneli at Delicieux.

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Apple & White Chocolate Tarts

by September-4-2014
Individual apple tarts with a base of vanillary apple puree and white chocolate topped with apple slices and glazed with apple jelly.
  • shortcrust pastry (mine was homemade) – enough for 6 x 10 cm tart tins
  • 4 windfall apples
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vanilla sugar (golden caster)
  • 30g vanillary white chocolate (I used Green & Blacks)
  • 1 drop nutmeg extract
  • 3 dessert apples
  • 1 tbsp apple jelly
1. Roll the shortcrust as thin as possible and line the tart cases. Blind bake at 180C for 10 mins.2. Peel, core and dice the windfall apples being sure to cut out any bad bits.3. Cook over low heat with a splash of water and the vanilla sugar until soft.4. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate and nutmeg. Stir until the chocolate has dissolved and the apples are roughly pureed. 5. Divide this between the six tart cases, ensuring they are all covered.6. Quarter and core the dessert apples, then slice thinly. Top the tarts with the apple slices, then sprinkle with a little vanilla sugar.7. Bake at 180C for 15 minutes or until the apples are soft and slightly caramelised.8. Warm the apple jelly in a pan and brush over the hot apples. Leave the tarts to cool.

Total time: Yield: 6


  1. Angie Schneider

    13th September 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I love how you prepare the apple filling with white chocolate. These tarts look scrumptious, Choclette.

    • Choclette

      17th September 2014 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you Angie – it wasn’t my original intention, but it worked beautifully.

  2. Cheri Savory Spoon

    14th September 2014 at 1:04 am

    These are gorgeous, love how you prepared these lovely tarts.

  3. belleau kitchen

    14th September 2014 at 9:20 am

    Ooh these are so pretty. Love how thick with apple they are. The yoghurt pastry sounds great too.

    • Choclette

      17th September 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Dom, that pastry is fantastic and so easy to work with too – love it. Oh, and the tarts were tasty too.

  4. Kate@whatkatebaked

    14th September 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I love when unintentional mistakes become a moment of genius like this Choclette! What a delectable treat for a glorious evening

    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks Kate – I think you’re right and I shall stick to this version in the future 🙂

  5. The Caked Crusader

    14th September 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Love how much apple you’ve managed to pack in there – I do love a good apple tart; never seen apple paired with white chocolate before – I imagine it’s delish!

    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 7:54 pm

      These are definitely appley tarts CC and the white chocolate works wonders in the puree.

  6. Katie

    14th September 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Beautiful tarts. I’d never have thought of combining white choc with apples. I can see the vanilla flavour would taste great though. I love it when mistakes can produce the best results.

    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks Katie – this mistake has definitely become a keeper 🙂

  7. Nazima Pathan

    15th September 2014 at 1:03 pm

    gorgeous recipe Choclette. Bookmarking and pinning it.

    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks Nazima, yours are rather splendid too. Thanks also for highlighting on Facebook 🙂

  8. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    15th September 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Great- another lovely recipe to use up all to use abundant apples I find myself with.

    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 8:05 pm

      With all the lovely recipes I’m seeing on the blogosphere Bintu, you soon won’t have any apples left 😉

  9. Kate Glutenfreealchemist

    15th September 2014 at 7:52 pm

    What divine tarts! Both of them!! The shine on the apples from the apple jelly makes them look so inviting and adds to their beautifulness. The flavours in the savoury tart sound wonderful too….. I’ve just harvested a few squashes, so may just have to try this!

    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Ah, thank you Kate, you always say such nice things. The squash tart was scrumptious and I think I might have to make another one soon.

  10. Fiona @ London-Unattached

    16th September 2014 at 6:00 am

    sounds wonderful choclette, as you said, very elegant. White chocolate is so subtle

    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 8:04 pm

      White chocolate, I’ve found, works well in so many things.

  11. Jane Sarchet

    16th September 2014 at 10:27 am

    Wow, Choclette they are stunning! Just let me know when you run out of apples… 😉
    Janie x

    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 8:03 pm

      I think I may have run out Janie :-S

  12. Alida

    18th September 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Wow I love these tarts! You have made them to perfection. And I like white chocolate too. I must bookmark this one. Grazie! 🙂

    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Ooh I hope you try them out Alida. Yours will look super if you make them and I’m sure you’ll give them a meraviglioso Italian Twist.

  13. Lou, Eat Your Veg

    10th November 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Gosh what a lovely pairing of apples with white chocolate and your tarts look as pretty as a picture! Yogurt pastry is a new one to me, but something I’m now eager to try. My huge apologies Choclette for only getting around to reading your post now, it’s been a very hectic couple of months here! Thanks so much for linking your lovely recipe up to September’s Four Seasons Food ‘Getting Fruity’ challenge.

    • Choclette Blogger

      22nd November 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Ah well, that makes two of us Lou, I’ve only just spotted your comment, thank you. I’m thrilled with the yogurt pastry. Give it a try and let me know what you think.


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