Food Monday ~ Grated Apple and Almond Tart

Grated Apple and Almond Tart
Preheat the oven to 180°C

I normally do not give pastry recipes but today I make an exception.

Pastry Base:

8 ozs all purpose flour
4 ozs butter
2 ozs castor sugar
pinch salt
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons water

Mix in a food processor until it forms a ball.  Chill in fridge for 30 minutes.  Use to line 11or 12 inch pie dish.


2 ozs toasted flaked almonds
3 or 4 eating apples, grated
juice of 1 lemon
4 ozs castor sugar
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

sprinkle 1 oz flaked almonds in pie dish.  Mix the grated apples, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and press into the pastry lined pie dish.  Sprinkle the remaining almonds on top.  Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.  Reduce the heat if necessary.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle with icing sugar.

4 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Grated Apple and Almond Tart

  1. cathy

    This sounds sooo much nicer than the Weetabix I just had for breakfast. Recipe clipped and will be tried very soon. Thanks!

  2. Nancy


    What is castor sugar? Do you think it is what we call Powdered sugar? Does it look more like snow than salt?

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Nancy – Castor or caster sugar is the name of a very fine sugar on this side of the pond, so named because the grains are small enough to fit though a sugar “caster” or dredger . It is sold as “superfine” sugar in the United States.


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