Crunchy Apple and Almond Flan Recipe

Crunchy Apple and Almond Flan Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8

75 g

175 g

25 g

25 g

1

15 ml

1.5 ml

675 g

25 g

 

For the topping

115 g

1.5 ml

50 g

50 g

50 g

Butter

Plain flour

Ground almonds

Castor sugar

Egg yolk

Cold water

Almond essence

Cooking apples

Raisins

 

 

Plain flour

Ground mixed spice

Butter, cut in small cubes

Demerara sugar

Flaked almonds

Method :
  • To make the pastry, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the almonds and sugar. Whisk the egg yolk, water and almond essence together and mix into the dry ingredients to form a soft dough. Knead until smooth, wrap and leave to rest for 20 minutes.
  • For the topping, sift the flour and spice into a bowl and rub in the butter. Stir in the sugar and almonds. Roll out the pastry and use to line a 23 cm flan tin. Trim the top and chill for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat a baking sheet in the oven at 190oC/375oF/Gas 5. Peel, core and slice the apples thinly. Arrange in the flan in overlapping, concentric circle, doming the centre. Sprinkle with raisins.
  • Cover with the topping mixture, pressing it on lightly. Bake on the hot baking sheet for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the apples are tender (test them with a fine skewer). Leave the flan to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before serving.

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