Mincemeat, Almond and Apple Frangipane
Preheat oven to 160° C Gas mark 2.5
275 g (9 ½ ozs) Plain flour
200 g (10 ozs) butter
165 g (5 ½ ozs) Caster Sugar
50g (1 ½ ozs) Ground almond
50g (1 ½ ozs) mincemeat
1 eating apple (peeled and sliced)
(2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) ground cinnamon )
1.5 ml (1 tablespoon) flaked almonds
1.5ml (1 tablespoon) apricot jam
Rub 140g (5 ozs) butter into 250g (9 ozs) flour. Mix in 100g (3 ½ ozs) sugar and 1 beaten egg. Gather together to form a soft dough. Rest in fridge for at least two hours (can be left for longer if required)
Roll out pastry and line a large flan dish. Rest in fridge for another 30 mins.
Make the frangipane by creaming 50g (1 ¾ ozs) of butter and 50g (1 ¾ ozs) caster sugar. Gradually beat in an egg and the remaining flour. Add ground almonds.
Spread the mincemeat over the flan case, then cover with the frangipan mixture. Arrange the slices of apple on top of the frangipan, sprinkle with remaining sugar (and cinnamon if liked).
Bake in the centre of the oven for about 20 – 30mins (until the apple is cooked and the frangipan is golden brown) . Leave to cool
Toast the flaked almonds in the oven. Bring apricot jam to boil in a tablespoon of water. Brush the top of the tart with this mixture and scatter with toasted almonds.