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Baked Apple and Raisin Tarts

This recipe comes from a web site called Simply Cooking run by Mark Stanton and featuring recipes he has created. Mark certainly understands what cooking is all about - doing your own thing and enjoying the challenge of creating your own dish. This is what he had to say (which is close to my own philosophy on enjoying cooking):

"I never like to stick to correct quantities of ingredients unless absolutely necessary - I try to create my own dishes rather than use other peoples. I think it is down to personal taste, experience and creativity, so most of the ingredients on my site are all guesses but good enough to make the dishes. So if it tastes like the bottom of an old boot you might want to try the dish again but with slightly more or less of certain ingredients. That's where the experience bit comes in, it might take me one or two attempts at a dish before I think that it tastes as good as I think it should but that's half the fun. So make sure you test it out first before serving it up to friends just in case!"


4 Coxs apples
75g Raisins
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
200ml Double Cream
2 Tbsp Brandy
Filo pastry sheets
25g Butter


  • Peel and chop the apples into small slices.
  • Cook the apples and raisins in a pan with butter, brandy and cinnamon until soft. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
  • Cut the filo pastry into small square sheets leaving about 5 sheets per tart case.
  • Lay the pastry sheets on top of each other so the corners make a star shape and press into tart cases / tins, cook pastry as required.
  • When the pastry is cooked and cooled spoon the apple mixture into the tart cases.
  • Whip the double cream and spoon on top of the apple mixture.
  • Transfer to a plate and dust with icing sugar.

Serves 4

Mark Stanton
Simply Cooking

© Mark Stanton 2002