This Apple Sponge Tart came about quite by coincidence. We had a bag of apples, ‘forgotten’ at the back of the cupboard. I did not want to throw it all out because only a few had softened and most of the apples were still good enough to eat. I am an apple that did not fall too far from my mum’s tree. Like my own mother I try to make the most of everything at hand. I try to raise my son with the same values I had growing up!, one of them being not to waste! – especially food. Whenever I have excess apples I usually make apple chutney, apple sauce or upside down apple cake, but today I decided to opt for a lighter version of the latter. An apple sponge tart.
Inspired by my son’s love for apple slices, I had a spark of creativity and decided to create something new! An apple sponge tart with apple circles instead of slices! It is technically an upside down tart because the apples are placed the bottom of the tart pan and covered with sponge batter. The sponge layer itself is not more than two centimeters high. This makes for a light sweet treat, similar to Hungarian Tart. The sponge layer is similar to the Strawberry Tart recipe I tried back in 2011 when I first started this Blog. Best of all it is really easy to make!
How to Make Apple Sponge Tart
This easy apple tart literally involves two steps, firstly preparing the apples then sponge tart base.
I peeled the apples, removed the core, and then sliced the apples into circles. I used a small cookie cutter to cut neat circles in the middle of the apple slices. I then marinated the apple slices in lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon.
While the apples soaked, I prepared the sponge cake.
To assemble, place a baking sheet on the pan. Line the apples in position. Pour sponge batter over until all apple slices are covered. Bake and enjoy!
Easy Apple Sponge Tart Recipe
Sponge Tart vs Pastry Tart
Sponge Tart, like the name suggests, are soft and spongy unlike their pastry counterparts which are more crumby and crispy. Sponge tarts use eggs, whereas the pastry version uses butter instead. The type of tart base used is a matter of personal choice. I find Sponge Tarts are a better option for fruit tarts.
More Tart Recipes
|Milk Tart Recipe|
|Plum Tart Recipe|
|Strawberry Tart Recipe|
|Hungarian Tart Recipe|