Sticky Fennel & Apple Tart

Sticky Fennel & Apple Tart

Easy from scratch recipe for homemade pastry crust and the sophisticated combination of fennel and apple make this recipe a fall favorite.

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Sticky Fennel & Apple Tart


  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 teaspoons ice water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 2 apples peeled & chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 fennel bulb
  • fennel fronds for garnish


  • In a food processor, mix together flour and salt. Add butter, pulsing until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Add water 1 teaspoon at a time, process just until dough clumps together and begins to form a ball.
  • Flour your surface and roll out dough.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place rolled pastry on top.
  • Heat the sugar and water together in a saucepan.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved , stir in the fennel and apple. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer until softened. Stir in cornstarch.
  • Spoon mixture onto rolled out dough. Slowly draw the pastry towards the center of the mixture. Garnish with fennel fronds if desired.
  • Bake in pre heated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve with freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


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