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Pick Your Own Tart

I know, I know, but once I thought of that title I had to write this post. I have the sense of humour of a small child. Sorry about that.

So, a couple of weeks ago I blogged about going fruit picking at the local Pick Your Own farm which I discovered in Benfleet. We picked all kinds of lovely things and I made a red currant and apple tart and meant to blog it but umm… it kind of got eaten before I remembered to take any photos. Oops!

So this weekend we went along again, my Uggs saturated by the dew in the autumn fields, The Toddler now used to helping himself to plums, the lovely owners letting him climb on their quad bike. More fruit to be picked, eaten and, despite the nights now closing in way earlier than I’d like, photographed.

So this is my Pick Your Own Tart. Because once you think of a name like that, really, why bother thinking of another one?


pick your own fruit tart


1 sheet pre-rolled puff pastry (you are welcome to make your own. If I ever have an hour spare though it won’t be spent on pastry)

Two apples

Red currants



The Instructions

Pop pastry onto a slightly floured baking tray and cut into a circle that will fit. Freehand, obviously, pick your own demands the rustic look!

Score around the edge of the pastry and use a fork to prick the inside so it doesn’t rise.

Cut your apple into thin slices and place in a nice round patten. Put some red currants on top followed by some sugar as it can be a bit sharp.

red currant and apple tart

Dab some milk round the edge of your tart.

Using any leftover pastry create a lattice effect crossing the pastry over and under the other bits. Put this on top of your tart and press at the edges to keep it in place. Cut off any excess. and brush with milk.

Pop in oven for about 15 – 20 mins or until the pastry is golden brown.

Eat. In my house that means with ice cream and normally pretty quickly too.




  1. 1st October 2013 / 8:30 pm

    Ohh yum! That looks and sounds delicious x

  2. 4th October 2013 / 3:41 pm

    I have a proper craving for tarts now!

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