Granny Smith’s Golden Delicious Tart…

Granny Smith’s Golden Delicious Tart.

This easy tart gives you two bites of the apple, by using a combination of South African Granny Smith and Golden Delicious varieties.

Using a circle of puff pastry, the apples are arranged haphazardly on top of a wonderful mixture of ground almonds, butter, sugar and egg for a sensational treat.

Granny Smith’s Golden Delicious Tart:

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes

 Serves: 6-8


  • 500g pack ready-to-roll puff pastry (not ready rolled)
  • A little plain flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 20g butter, softened
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 South African Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 South African Golden Delicious apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 20g toasted flaked almonds
  • Crème fraiche or whipped double cream, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan oven 200°C, Gas Mark 7.
  2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface into a circle measuring roughly 35cm in diameter. 
  3. Cut cleanly around the edges with a sharp knife. (Use an upturned dinner plate for a template). A clean-cut edge helps the puff pastry to rise well. Lift the pastry onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper, then score a border about 1cm from the edge, without cutting right through.
  4. Reserve about 1 tbsp of the beaten egg, then mix the remainder with the butter, sugar, ground almonds and vanilla extract. Spread evenly over the pastry, avoiding the border.
  5. Toss the apple slices in the lemon juice, then scatter them randomly over the surface of the tart, avoiding the border. 
  6. Brush the border with the reserved beaten egg. 
  7. Bake the tart for 20-25 minutes, until the pastry is risen and golden brown.
  8. Scatter the flaked almonds over the tart and serve whilst warm, with crème fraiche or whipped double cream.

Cook’s tip:

  • Another time, use a combination of South African apples and pears.

*Recipe and photograph by South Africa*

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  1. Suza
    13th March 2016 / 10:22 pm

    mmmhhhh—-it looks so good! best regardssusa

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th March 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Suza 🙂

  2. Julie's Lifestyle
    16th March 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Wow this looks so good and yummy.TFS this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th March 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks for hoping over Julie 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th March 2016 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you, I have requested t join your group 🙂

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