Sticky apple treacle tart! This lovely autumnal tart is so good that I have no doubt I will making it every autumn.
It’s the perfect mix of sticky treacle and caramelised apples, which sets the tone nicely for October and Halloween. Why I have not thought to combine an apple pie with a treacle tart before now is a complete mystery to me. Its also a great shame that I’ve been missing out on this master piece of a dessert for all this time. It really is wonderful and I definitely need to make several more of these tarts and get a couple in the freezer.
Desserts are always a good thing to focus on in October as there’s still plenty of September fruit kicking about and a nice warm dessert with ice cream or custard is just what is needed once the temperature starts to fall. When it comes to warming comfort food, this dessert does not disappoint. Check out my homemade, no churn ice creams if you want to make this tart extra special.
A little effort is required if the whole thing is going to be made from scratch.
However, this sticky apple treacle deliciousness becomes really quick and simple if you don’t mind using shop bought sweet pastry. If you do want to take on the challenge of making your own pastry, then there are a few simple rules that can help make it perfect:
- Try and keep all the ingredients as cold as possible. chill everything first and when combining only use your finger tips and not your palms, which will introduce more heat.
- Chill the pastry once its made and chill once again after its been rolled and lined in the tin.
- Blind bake before adding the filling and always fill the baking beans or flour up to the top so the pastry at the sides of the tin is held firmly in place
- Save any off cuts of pastry as they can be used later on to patch up any holes (no-one will know!!)
Once you have a pastry case ready to go, just pile in some stewed apples, followed by a treacle and breadcrumb filling and pop the whole thing into the oven. It usually takes around an hour to bake through, but it’s definitely worth the wait.
Just before the recipe…..another pizza oven update.
Very exciting news; actual pizzas have been made!! I know that summer is over but we don’t care – the summer has been spent with us lovingly building our fabulous cob oven and we can now enjoy our pizzas whilst huddled around the oven for warmth.
The oven itself still has a few bits to finish off; like a final outer layer to make it look pretty and a roof over the whole thing to provide a bit of protection from the winter weather. But as it stands, it can function and so we aren’t going to let a last final layer and the lack of a roof stop us from making some proper pizzas!! and my goodness they are proper. I will be sharing everything about our cob oven build and pizza making recipes on here very soon!! There are so many uses for this oven and I can’t wait to get cooking up some amazing wood fired meals. But for now we’ll just be having fun practising our pizzas. First attempt wasn’t too shabby:
Best Sunday pizza afternoon ever!!
**Estimated nutritional information per serving and per 100g of sticky apple treacle tart. Refer to my Nutrition Information Guide to find out more about how this is calculated and the sources used.