Apple custard tarts

4
60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50g of butter
  • 150g of digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 200ml of whole milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 40g of caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp extra for sprinkling
  • 2 tbsp of cornflour
  • 1 apple, red, cored and thinly sliced

Method

1
Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat
2
Reserve 1 tbsp of the butter and stir the crushed biscuits into the remainder in the pan, mixing well. Divide the biscuits between 4 loose bottomed mini tart tins and press down into the base and sides
3
Add the milk to a saucepan with the seeds of the vanilla pod. Bring gently to the boil. In the meantime, whisk together the egg yolks, 40g caster sugar and cornflour in a bowl
4
Once the milk has come to the boil, whisk it into the egg mixture. Add it all back into the pan and bring gently to the boil
5
Pour the custard onto the biscuit bases and set aside to cool whilst preparing the apple
6
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
7
Lay slices of apple onto the custard and brush with the remaining melted butter. Sprinkle generously with the caster sugar
8
Bake the tarts for 20 minutes and serve warm or cold