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French Apple Flan

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 4 Ounce
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Caster sugar 2 Ounce
  Butter 2 Ounce (At Room Temperature)
  Egg yolks 2
  Frozen unsweetened apple slices 1 1⁄4 Pound, thawed
  Sugar To Taste
  Melted butter 1 Tablespoon
  Apricot jam 1 Tablespoon, sieved
Directions

MAKING
1. On a work surface, sift the flour and salt together
2. Into this mixture, make a well in the centre and add in sugar, butter and egg yolks and, with the fingertips of one hand, pinch and work them together until well blended.
3. Now, slowly work in all the flour and knead into a smooth dough.
4. Store this paste in a cool place for at least an hour.
5. In a saucepan, cook three quarter a pound of apples with about one level tablespoon sugar and a little water until soft and thick.
6. Sieve this sauce and allow it to cool
7. Roll out this paste securely and line a loose-bottomed, French fluted flan tin 7 ¾” in diameter with it.
8. With a fork, prick it all over and bake blind in the oven at 375°F for fifteen minutes or so.
9. Remove the flan from the oven and fill the apple puree in it
10. On top of the puree, arrange the remaining apple slices in overlapping circles.
11. Brush it with melted butter and place it back into the oven to cook at 400°F until the apples are tinged brown.
12. You may need to use foil to protect the edges of the pastry
13. Remove the pastry from the oven and top it with warm, sieved apricot jam.

SERVING
14. Allow it to cool down, and sprinkle icing sugar,if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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