So often it’s the littlest things in life that are truly the most enjoyable. I always try to stop and take a moment in times like these. Whether it be to enjoy a mug of fresh coffee or snuggling by a roaring fireplace on a cold, dark night. Or the first tastes of warm bread, fresh from the oven, slathered in butter. (Oh wait, we glutards don’t really get to do that anymore!!) For me, one of the simplest of pleasures has to be digging into a slice of classic apple pie. That’s why creating a gluten free one has been on my wish list for forever. Finally though I’ve had the time to play with the idea and instead of a basic pie I decided to go in a different direction. I wanted to create a Gluten Free Apple Tart that not only tastes amazing, but that’s also easy as… well, pie!
It Really Is The Simplest Things
There are few things in life that are as quite as comforting as a slice of warm apple pie with a big scoop of cold vanilla ice cream. Unless that is, if you are my husband. Who, from a very early age, has hated all cooked fruit. I know!! Like really? So can you imagine how often I make a gluten free apple tart in my house, huh?! Yup. NEVER! And I mean quite literally NEVER in the last 10 years. It’s not just because of him though, well, OK, yeah it is. I can’t even contemplate whipping up an entire apple pie, because then I’d have to eat it all myself! (and I think I do that enough with everything else I bake hehe). That’s why I thought it was just about time I gave this classic dessert a try.
But I didn’t really want to go with a big ole hunkin apple pie either. I mean, I have made them in the past and they’re very time consuming and honestly, I never get the top piece of pastry right! I always have such grand plans for them and they never end up looking fab. Bit silly, but I know you’re with me. So that was really my inspiration for this gluten free apple tart. I wanted simple, I wanted easy. I even wanted something just a little more rustic looking. Above all though, I wanted those gorgeous flavours of apple pie. Without the hassle!
Can A Gluten Free Apple Tart Really Be Easy?
Yes indeedy. Even the pastry, which is a spiced version of my Sweet and Simple Gluten Free Shortcrust Pastry is super easy to whip up. With only 15 minutes of chilling and no crazy rolling or kneading or attempting to get it into a pie tin, it means you’ll be able to indulge in your delicious creation sooner. There’s also so messing around with the filling. No boiling apples, no cooking up a storm. Simply slice up your apples, coat them in some butter and chuck them in. Wollah. You’re done! Serve it up with lashings of custard and a big dollop of vanilla ice cream and it will be the highlight of any party. (Even parties for one, in front of the TV in your jammies!)
Hop into it folks and give this twist on the old classic a go. My Gluten Free Apple Tart is a stunner!