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Double Apple Tarts with White Chocolate

White Chocolate Double Apple Tarts in their tins. Made with the best shortcrust pastry ever.

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

These individual double apple tarts are easier to make than you might think. They have a base of vanillary apple puree and white chocolate which is then topped with apple slices and glazed with apple jelly. Perfect for picnics, dessert or afternoon tea.

Picnic at Helligan

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.

I wanted something a little more elegant than my usual fare for such an occasion. We had a load of apples that needed using up, so I knew It had to come up with a recipe containing apples. After a little deliberation, I decided to make some apple tarts.

Six double apple tarts made with apple puree, white chocolate and apple slices. Just out of the oven.

The Best Shortcrust Pastry

Since I discovered 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. When I make a dessert dough, I tend to add a little white chocolate to the pastry. This provides a note of sweetness and really helps with the texture too.

Roasted squash, runner bean, blue cheese and walnut tart with wholemeal spelt flaky pastry.

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.

Double Apple Tarts with White Chocolate

As it happened, I was in a bit of a hurry and totally forgot to add the white chocolate to the pastry. So, I ended up adding the chocolate to the apple puree part of the tart instead. This worked brilliantly – sometimes mistakes are just meant to happen. 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.

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Double Apple Tarts – The Recipe

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White Chocolate Double Apple Tarts in their tins. Made with the best shortcrust pastry ever.
Apple & White Chocolate Tarts
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
 

Individual apple tarts with a base of vanillary apple puree and white chocolate topped with apple slices and glazed with apple jelly. Perfect for picnics, dessert or afternoon tea.

Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Picnics
Cuisine: British
Keywords: apples, pastry, tart, tarts, white chocolate, yoghurt
Servings: 6 individual tarts
Calories: 295 kcal
Ingredients
Yoghurt Pastry
  • 260 g flour (half wholemeal spelt, half plain white)
  • 150 g salted butter
  • 3 tbsp plain yoghurt
Apple Filling
  • 4 windfall apples
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vanilla sugar (golden caster)
  • 30 g vanillary white chocolate (I used Green & Blacks)
  • 1 drop nutmeg extract
  • 3 dessert apples
  • 1 tbsp apple jelly
Instructions
Yoghurt Pastry
  1. Rub the butter into the flour with the tips of your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the yogurt using a flat bladed knife until the mixture clumps together. Bring it together with your hands to form a ball. Cover with a tea towel or plastic bag and leave to rest for an hour before rolling.

  2. Roll the shortcrust as thin as possible and line six 10cm tart cases. Blind bake at 180℃ (350℉, Gas 4) for 10 mins.

Apple Filling
  1. Peel, core and dice the windfall apples being sure to cut out any bad bits. Cook over low heat with a splash of water and the vanilla sugar for about 10 minutes or until soft.

  2. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate and nutmeg. Stir until the chocolate has dissolved and the apples are roughly pureed. Leave to cool a little. Divide the puree between the six tart cases, ensuring the pastry bottoms are all covered.

  3. Quarter and core the dessert apples, then slice thinly. Top the tarts with the apple slices, then sprinkle with a little vanilla sugar.

  4. Bake at 180℃ (350℉, Gas 4) for 15 minutes or until the apples are soft and slightly caramelised.

  5. Warm the apple jelly in a pan and brush over the hot apples. Leave the tarts to cool.

Recipe Notes

I've given the recipe for my fabulous flaky yoghurt pastry, but you can use whatever shortcrust pastry you prefer. You will only need about ⅓ of the quantity to make six tart cases. Use the rest to make more tarts or something else altogether. It will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge if wrapped in plastic.

Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts
Apple & White Chocolate Tarts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.6g15%
Saturated Fat 5.5g34%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 53.3g18%
Fiber 7.6g32%
Sugar 34.2g38%
Protein 3.3g7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sharing

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.

26 Comments

  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.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      17th September 2014 at 1:56 pm

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

      Reply
  2. Cheri Savory Spoon

    14th September 2014 at 1:04 am

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

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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

    Reply
    • 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 🙂

      Reply
  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!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 7:54 pm

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

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks Katie – this mistake has definitely become a keeper 🙂

      Reply
  7. Nazima Pathan

    15th September 2014 at 1:03 pm

    gorgeous recipe Choclette. Bookmarking and pinning it.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 8:03 pm

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

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • 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 😉

      Reply
  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!

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  10. Fiona @ London-Unattached

    16th September 2014 at 6:00 am

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 8:04 pm

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

      Reply
  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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      18th September 2014 at 8:03 pm

      I think I may have run out Janie :-S

      Reply
  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! 🙂

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply

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