Honey and Whisky Apple Tarts

Apple and Whisky

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)

Ingredients

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

2 Apples
1/4 cup Honey
3 tbsp. Water
1 tsp. Bourbon

Method

  • 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

Lining the tins

  • 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

Filled Cases

  • 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

Topped Tarts

  • In a small bowl combine the honey, water and bourbon and brush over the warm tarts.
  • Serve with a healthy dollop of Ice Cream!

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