I am known for liking a drop of Whisky and also for adding a little booze to my cooking from time to time! So when I spotted this recipe for Honey and Whisky Apple Tarts over on A Beautiful Mess, I knew I had to give them a go! I had a bottle of Jack Daniels at the back of the booze cupboard which has remained unopened for some time, so I used this instead of Whisky as I think Bourbon and Apples are a good combination. I also cheated…. I didn’t make my own pastry, I bought ready rolled shortcrust from the supermarket (tut tut!). So here is my version of the Honey and Whisky Apple Tarts.
Honey and Whisky Apple Tarts (Makes 4 Tarts)
For the filling
1 Block of Shortcrust Pastry (or make your own if you like)
2 Apples (I used Granny Smiths)
2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. of Bourbon
For the topping
1/4 cup Honey
3 tbsp. Water
1 tsp. Bourbon
- Grease each of your tart tins will some butter / oil / spray.
- Divide the dough into 4 and roll out each piece large enough to cover the tart tin, press the dough gently into the tin and trim off the excess dough
- To make the filling peel and cut the apples into small cubes.
- Add these to a saucepan with the sugar and bourbon for around 15 mins until the apples have gone all mushy.
- Fill each of the tart tins with the filling
- For the topping peel and thinly slice the apples and lay over the top of the tarts
- Bake the tarts for around 25 mins or until golden at 190 C / 170 C Fan / Gas Mark 5
- In a small bowl combine the honey, water and bourbon and brush over the warm tarts.
- Serve with a healthy dollop of Ice Cream!