Yorkshire Cheese Tarts
200g shortcrust pastry
50g butter, softened
225g cottage cheese
Pinch of salt
4 eating apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices
25g cake crumbs
Grated rind of 1/2 lemon
For the topping
1tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp sugar
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas 6
Line 24 tartlet tins with pastry.
Cream the butter.
Sieve cottage cheese into a large bowl.
Add salt, sugar, cake crumbs, currants and lemon rind and mix well. Add the creamed butter.
Beat the egg yolks and mix well into the cheese mixture.
Spoon the mixture into pastry cases and top with apple slices, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with 1 tbsp sugar.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
Serve warm or cold.