This is my favourite apple tart; buttery, rich and lemony- like a cross between crispy apple pie and Tarte Citron It is very simple and cheap to make and the great thing is, you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste. It was named the 1x6 pie (1 apple, 1 lemon, 1 egg, 1 knob butter, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 pastry sheet) but I like more filling. The proportions of apples to eggs and butter should be preserved, otherwise the filling won't set. Buy the best butter puff pastry you can afford.
I rinse the tart pan under cold water and drain it before I put the pastry in it. I learned this from a pastry chef and believe it helps the pastry crisp on the bottom. it is not a necessary step though.
Will post again after I make this,but just wanted to say thanks for the tips about rinsing the tin and also brushing the pastry,I will be passing those tips on to my friends - 02 Jun 2012