This Crunchy Apple Almond Flan is very crispy when eaten warm and with the mixed spice in it, it sure does taste delicious.
Crunchy Apple & Almond Flanadapted from Best-Ever Book Of Pastry
115g all purpose flour
¼ tsp mixed spice
50g butter, diced
50g demerara sugar
50g flaked almonds
500g cooking apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
Sifted icing sugar, for dusting
For The Pastry
175g all purpose flour
75g butter, diced
25g ground almonds
25g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp cold water
¼ tsp almond extract
sugar. Whisk together the egg yolk, water and almond extract and mix into the dry ingredients to form a
dough. Knead until smooth, wrap in clear film and leave in a cool place for 20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make the topping. Sift the flour and mixed spice into a bowl and rub in the butter with your
fingertips. Stir in the demerara sugar and flaked almonds. Roll out the pastry. Line a 23cm/9in
loose-based flan tin, pressing the pastry neatly into the edges and making a lip around the top edge. Trim
off the excess. Chill for 15 minutes.
3. Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 190Celcius. Arrange the apple slices in the pastry case in
overlapping concentric circles, doming the centre. Sprinkle over the raisins. Cover the apples with the
crunchy topping, pressing it on lightly.
4. Bake the flan on the hot baking sheet for 25-30 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Serve warm or
cold, dusted with icing sugar.
After sprinkle over the raisins, I top up another layer of apples before cover it with the crunchy topping.
Ready to go into the hot oven!!