Apple Tart, Olive Caramel, Spiced Walnut Shortbread

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


Olive Caramel
80grams dehydrated kalamata olives
200grams sugar
90grams cream butter
20grams butter
Spiced Walnut Shortbread
250grams butter
200grams brown sugar
125grams muscovado sugar
90grams walnuts
75grams egg
20grams milk
500grams all purpose flour
2.5grams salt
3grams lemon zests
8grams baking powder


For Olive Caramel:

  1. In a heavy bottom pan heat dry sugar on medium heat until its caramelized, stir slowly and add previously heated cream.

  2. Melt the sugar and add butter.

  3. In a blender, mix the caramel with the previously dehydrated olives on high speed. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve.

For Apple Tart:

  1. Slice apples on a mandoline slicer, and fan it tightly in layers into a Teflon tart pan, pouring the olive caramel between each layer. 

  2. Bake the tarts in a 200C oven until the apples are very soft.

Spiced Walnut Shortbread:

  1. Crumble the cold butter, lemon zest, salt, flour sifted with a baking powder. Add walnuts, eggs and milk.

  2. Roll between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Freeze.

  3. Cut out disks with pastry cutters and place them on top of the caramelized apples. 

To Serve:

  1. When the tarts are chilled, unmold them.

  2. For accompaniment serve whipped cream cheese seasoned with curry powder and salt.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 1170
  • Glycemic Load 23
  • Fat 57g
  • Saturated Fat 28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 16g
  • Cholesterol 165mg
  • Sodium 880mg
  • Potassium 250mg
  • Carbohydrate 154g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 86g
  • Protein 14g
  • Trans Fat 1.5g
  • Vitamin A 30%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 30%