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Apple tart with honey cream and butterscotch sauce

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.

  2. Heat the butter, sugar and rosemary in a saucepan until the sugar has melted and it is a golden brown colour. Add the apple slices, stir well and cook for five minutes, or until the apple is softened.

  3. Remove the apple mixture from the heat and mash to a purée.

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the puff pastry. Spread the pastry with the mashed apple mixture. Drizzle with honey and place in the oven to bake for 8-10 minutes, or until risen and golden.

  5. For the sauce, melt the sugar and butter together in a clean saucepan. Once melted, turn up the heat and add the cream. Bring to the boil and cook until thickened.

  6. To serve, pour the sauce over the tart and garnish with a mint sprig.


For the filling

  • knob of butter
  • sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and finely sliced
  • ready-made puff pastry, cut into a 20cm/8in circle
  • honey, to drizzle

For the sauce

  • 30g/1oz caster sugar
  • 30g/1oz butter
  • 110ml/4fl oz double cream

To garnish

  • sprig fresh mint

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