A simple apple dessert with a fabulous sweet walnut crumble!

Food by Saskia van Deelen + Photography by Julia Cawley


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You will need:
6 ounces all-purpose flour
3 1/2 ounces cold butter, in pieces
2 ounces sugar 1 egg yolk
1 pinch of salt
6 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup apricot jam
3 tablespoons melted butter

1 cup walnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  1. Place flour, butter, sugar, eggs, and salt in a large bowl, and use your hands to work it all together. If the dough seems dry, just add a little water.
  2. Wrap in plastic and leave in fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. Press the dough into a buttered 10-inch pie tin, making sure the dough is well up the sides of the tin.
  5. Fill the crust with jam and then the apples.
  6. Brush apples with the melted butter, and bake for 40 minutes or until done and golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. For the topping: Mix water, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer until the sugar has dissolved.
  8. Stir in the walnuts, mixing well.
  9. Pour the mixture over the apple tart and serve a la mode.


A simple apple dessert with a fabulous sweet walnut crumble!
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