World Health Day and an open apple and marzipan tart …

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World Health Day this year focuses on Vector borne disease that kills over a million people every year, 660,000 from malaria alone. And living on a beautiful island blessed with so many good things, I wrote in my column today about wishing to remember those in less fortunate environments and at the very least appreciate what we have around us merely due to the circumstances of our birthplace or what may have brought us here.

I had some left over pastry yesterday and I simply hate to waste any food.

I made this open Apple Tart and covered the pastry with a thin layer of marzipan and topped the apples with cinnamon and honey. The great thing about it is that it takes under 10 minutes of prep time but looks impressive.

You will need:
A large pie dish or cake tin, you are only covering the bottom, this has no sides.
Left over pastry, any kind, also fine with puff
As many apples as you need, I used 4, thinly sliced, skin on
A pinch of Cinnamon
3 spoons Honey, heated up in the microwave
2 tablespoons Caster sugar
A packet of ready made marzipan
Lemon juice if you do not intend to bake this straight away, otherwise you do not need it
A knob of butter

Preheat oven to 175 C

Grease dish and line the bottom only with your left over pastry.
Dock it all over with a fork.
Roll out the marzipan. Brush the pastry with some honey and cover it with a thin layer of marzipan.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
Take it out and leave to cool
Lightly spread honey, very thinly like you are spreading butter on toast.
Thinly slice the apples skin on and arrange neatly on pastry. I like to overlap them.
Melt the knob of butter and trickle it all over the apples.
Mix the cinnamon with the caster sugar.
Distribute it over the apples. Do not worry if it is not evenly distributed.
Drizzle on the honey all over and place in the oven for about 25 minutes.

This is super easy to make, tastes fabulous, the pastry base soaks up the juices while baking and the flavors are wonderful and work so well together.

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And today’s paper features World Health Day

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