Cape Town Melktert with Sea-salted Caramel Apples

Recipe and images courtesy of South African Fruit.

Cape Town Melktert with Sea-salted Caramel Apples And Pears. Hello friends, so how are you today? Are you looking for a new dessert recipe? Cape Town Melktert with Sea-salted Caramel Apples And Pears anyone?

This delicious dessert is a smooth and creamy version of custard tart, topped with caramelised sea-salted South African apples and pears. So yummy.

Cape Town Melktert with Sea-salted Caramel Apples And Pears

How To Make Cape Town Melktert with Sea-salted Caramel Apples And Pears:

A delicious dessert is a smooth and creamy version of custard tart, topped with caramelised sea-salted South African apples and pears. What is not to love?

Preparation 30 minutes (plus 15 minutes chilling) | Cooking 40 minutes

Serves 8

Ingredients:

225g plain flour 1/2tsp salt 110g chilled butter, cut into pieces

2tsp caster sugar

1 egg yolk Chilled water, to mix

Filling: 

300g low-fat soft cheese

50g caster sugar

1tsp vanilla extract

300ml single cream

2 large eggs

Icing sugar, for sprinkling

Topping: 

30g butter

30g caster sugar

1 South African apple, cored and thinly sliced

1 South African pear, cored and thinly sliced

Generous pinch of sea salt

How To Make Cape Town Melktert with Sea-salted Caramel Apples And Pears:

1.) Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas Mark 6.

2.) Sift the flour and salt together. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add just enough chilled water to make a smooth (but not sticky) dough.

3.) Wrap and chill for 10-15 minutes.

4.) Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 25cm flan ring or dish. Line with baking paper and baking beans or crumpled foil.

5.) Bake blind (i.e. without a filling) for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4.

6.) Beat together the low-fat soft cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, single cream and eggs. Remove the baking paper and beans or foil from the pastry case.

7.) Pour in the filling and bake for 25-30 minutes, until set. Cool.

8.) For the topping, melt the butter in a frying pan and add the caster sugar, cooking for a few moments to dissolve it. Add the apple and pear slices and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes, until tender and beginning to caramelise. Add the sea salt, cool slightly, then spoon on top of the tart.

Cook’s Tip: Take a shortcut by using a pre-baked pastry case.

Cape Town Melktert with Sea-salted Caramel Apples And Pears

Cape Town Melktert with Sea-salted Caramel Apples And Pears:

This campaign is run by HORTGRO, the industry association representing South African fruit growers. Recipe and images courtesy of South African Fruit.

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