Christmas Mince Apple Crumble Tart
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This special treat recipe is AIP-friendly
Recipe type: Sweets
Cuisine: Christmas
Serves: 8-12
  • 2 cups Otto's Cassava Flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 160g lard, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 6-8 tablespoons iced water
  • 4 granny smith apples
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups Christmas mince
  • 1 cup Otto's Cassava Flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 100g cold coconut oil
  • ½ cup shredded coconut or coconut flakes
  1. Peel, core and chop your apples into 3cm/1in pieces
  2. Pop the apple pieces into a large frypan with the maple syrup and vanilla. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes or until the apples are just beginning to soften.
  3. Stir fruit mince into the apples.
  4. Set aside.
  1. Sift your flour into the bowl of your food processor. Add sugar, gelatin and salt. Pulse to mix.
  2. Roughly chop your lard into small pieces and add to the mixer. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  3. Mix the apple cider vinegar and iced water together in a small jug.
  4. Sprinkle this vinegar and water mixture into the food processor, one tablespoon at a time, pulsing as you go. You should add enough that the dough starts to leave the side of the processor,
  5. Wrap in parchment paper and pop into the fridge for at least twenty minutes, or until ready to make your tart.
  6. Preheat your oven to 180°C/260°F
  7. Roll out your pastry between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Warning: this will be fiddly. Remove the top piece of parchment and - gently - turn the pastry into the tart tin. Take some time to ensure the pastry covers the tin. Patch over any cracks or holes with excess pastry and trim excess. Using a fork, prick the bottom of the tart to prevent bubbles.
  1. Pop all the crumble ingredients except the coconut flakes into your food processor. Pulse to form bread crumbs. Add the coconut flakes and give another pulse or two to mix through.
  2. Spread the apple fruit mince mix evenly onto the base of your tart.
  3. Sprinkle with the crumble. Cook for 25-30 minutes, then cool for 20 minutes before removing from the tin.
*You will need a 25cm removable-base tart tin

**You can make your tart in advance. Remove it from the tart tin when cool and reheat in the oven for a few minutes. I like it at room temperature myself
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