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Quick and easy apple & marzipan tarts

If, like me, you currently have a sack or two of excess apples, particularly those that are slightly 'weathered' or are less than perfect and therefore won't have great keeping qualities, these little tarts are a quick and easy way to use them up. I used leftover marzipan from a block and I wouldn't go out and buy a block if you don't have any, just substitute with a couple of table spoons of ground almonds mixed with a tablespoon of sugar and a drop or two of almond essence. The house will smell of warm apple pie and cinnamon whilst they're cooking. Put the kettle on and get a nice cup of tea ready for when they come out of the oven. A dollop of cream or Greek yoghurt, a cat to curl up with in front of the fire and you'll be set up for a lazy winter afternoon.

Apple & marzipan tarts

1 pack of all butter ready rolled puff pastry
6-8 apples, smaller are better, cored and halved (leave the peel on)
100g white marzipan (or substitute as above)
1 egg, beaten

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