Bilbo's Apple-Tart

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— Chef's Note —

"And raspberry jam and apple-tart." - Bifur

Bifur had it right! Apple tarts are excellent with raspberry jam.

I created this recipe based on what I imagined from reading the book. English apple tarts traditionally have no top crust, as in the instructions below.

The live-action film (The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey) doesn't appear to show any apple tarts, but does briefly contain a shot of what looks to be an apple pie with a lattice top (which probably made for an easier prop!).

— Featured In —

♦︎ The Hobbit ♦︎

How to Make Apple-Tart

— Ingredients —

1 tsp 5 ml water
1 tsp 4 g sugar
Tart Dough
Tart Dough
(recipe here)
Tart Filling
Tart Filling
(recipe here)

— Instructions —

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
  2. Arrange cooled apples in a spiral pattern in the center of the dough.
  3. Pinch or fold the edges of dough toward the center.
  4. Brush dough with ice water, and sprinkle evenly with granulated sugar.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cut into wedges, and serve warm with raspberry jam and black tea.

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— See Also —

Bilbo's Seed Cake

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