Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Yorkshire Cheese Tarts
with Apple


200g shortcrust pastry
50g butter, softened
225g cottage cheese
Pinch of salt
4 eating apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices
125g sugar
25g cake crumbs
50g currants
Grated rind of 1/2 lemon
3 egg-yolks

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.

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