Just yesterday, I was having a conversation with my old school mate. I was thrilled to know that she was following my blog ardently. Unfortunately, she did not try out any of the recipes. I asked her why and she told me the recipes were too complicated for her. On a hindsight, I might have overlooked readers who favours the simplest of methods. A lot of my recipes previously emphasized on authenticity. Therefore, for this week alone, I am going to introduce some shortcuts to make popular recipes quickly and easily.
This friend of mine adores apple crumble. This quick and easy apple crumble tart is a shortcut without having to make pie crusts. I hope that she will find this recipe useful. Either way, this is one worthy recipe as it uses a healthy, fatless ingredient to replace the rich pie crust. Leftover bread slices were used here. Not only did I managed to use up those extra stale slices that I kept frozen, I also used wholemeal for a healthier alternative. The result was a crunchy toasted crust that was absolutely wonderful to bite on.
This time I made only five tarts as my family members are away. You might want to double up the recipe. Alternatively, you could also use my Dutch Apple Pie filling recipe that I posted a while ago.
Quick and Easy Apple Crumble Tart 苹果挞Makes 5 tarts
5 slices bread, flatten with rolling pin
250 g diced and peeled apple
2 tbsp sugar (or less depending on the tartness of your apple)
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp lemon juice (if apples are not tart enough)
1/4 cup plain flour
2 tbsp castor sugar
2 tbsp butter
1. Remove crust from bread and flatten with a rolling pin. Peel and dice apples. Grease tart moulds.
2. Add all ingredients in filling into a heated pan. Saute until the apples are about 30% cooked and the liquid dries up.
3. Mix all ingredients for crumble until crumbly.
4.Line tart mould with flatten bread. Fill up with apples generously. Top with crumbles.