Monday, May 17, 2010

Frangipane Apple Flan

We found this absolutely delicious recipe for Frangipane Apple Flan on the Home Beautiful website. A great recipe that is sure to impress at your winter dinner parties.

• 1 quantity sweet shortcrust pastry
• 125g unsalted butter, chopped
• 1/2 cup CSR Brown Sugar
• 3 eggs
• 1/4 cup plain flour
• 3/4 cup almond meal
• 3 small apples
• 1 lemon, juiced
• 2 tbsp CSR White Sugar
• 2 tbsp honey, warmed

1. Preheat oven to 200°C. On a floured surface, roll out pastry to fit a 25cm-diameter glass pie dish. Line dish with pastry and trim edges. Line pastry case with baking paper, fill with baking beans or rice and blind bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C. Remove paper and beans and bake for a further 15 minutes or until pale golden. Allow to cool slightly.
2. Cream butter and sugar in the small bowl of an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined. Stir in flour and almond meal until combined.
3. Quarter, core and thinly slice apples, put in a bowl and drizzle with lemon juice. Spread almond mixture in the pastry case and arrange apple slices on top. Sprinkle the top evenly with sugar. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and almond layer is set. Allow to cool completely. Brush with warm honey and serve.

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