Glazed apple squares recipe

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serves: 15
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 55 min
Cooking: 45 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 163 kCal 8%
Fat 7g 10%
  -  Saturates 2g 10%
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  • Make this light and sweet glazed apple tart for any occasion – delicious served hot or cold!


    • 375g packet sweet dessert pastry
    • 2 x 275-285g jars apple sauce
    • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
    • 2-3 dessert apples (eg, Jazz), cored, peeled and sliced
    • 3-4 tablespoons apricot glaze, or sieved apricot jam
    • 18 x 28cm (7 x 11in) fluted flan tin


    • Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and line the flan tin. Chill the pastry case for at least 30 minutes. Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C.

    • Line the pastry case with baking parchment and fill with baking beans. Place in the oven and bake the pastry blind for 15 minutes. Lift out the baking parchment with the baking beans and return the pastry case to the oven for a further 3-5 minutes, or until the pastry is a light-golden colour, then remove it from the oven.

    • Mix together the 2 jars of apple sauce with the lemon zest and spread the mixture over the base of the pastry case. Top with the sliced apple. Brush the lemon juice over the apple slices.

    • Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the apple starts to turn golden and then remove from the oven.

    • Heat the apricot glaze or sieved jam until runny and then brush it over the top of the cake.

    • Cut into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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