Apple, Plum and Almond Tart

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At Food Works, we understand that knowing how to make the most out of food at home is the key to reducing household food waste, and that’s why we’re here to help! Food Works is a rich hub of ideas, recipes, stories and diverse cultural influences. We are passionate about developing food literacy: equipping you with the skills and knowledge to use food effectively to support well-being both personally and within your communities. Join us on our journey of fighting food waste as we explore creative solutions to the everyday ingredients you find reaching the end of their life in your fridges and cupboards.

Winston has been volunteering at Food Works for many years, injecting humour and fun into everything he does. 

‘I used to volunteer in the warehouse. One day, I made my homemade French Apple Tart for a volunteer social and chef Emily asked me to come and help out at the cafe. I love cooking food there now, I like plating up. I did an arts course when I retired and I love the artistic bit of putting food on a plate. You never know what you’re going to get to cook with until you arrive, and that makes it exciting.’

Winston has inspired us to create our own variation on his French Apple Tart. We often find a huge surplus of apples coming into our warehouse throughout Autumn, particularly when they have been over-ordered by businesses around Halloween and bonfire night. Whether you have bought a whole packet for apple bobbing and haven’t managed to use them all, or your neighbour has given you a few from their apple tree, this apple, plum and almond tart is the perfect way to use up an abundance of apples. 

We also know that your minds have been racing thinking of new ways to use up that huge glut of plums we had in the warehouse a few weeks ago, and we thought we’d share an idea!

We’d love you to get as much out of these resources as you can, which is why we’re including useful step-by-step tips and skills along the way. It is important with pastry, for example, that you keep it cool and work gently. Here we walk you through how to line a tin with shortcrust pastry:

When blind baking the tart, line the pastry with baking paper before filling with something heavy. You could use rice, dried beans or lentils if you don’t have baking beans.

Reducing food waste at home is all about creativity, and we want to equip you with the confidence to make substitutions and experiment with your own recipes. This tart can be made with a number of different fruits- try pear or peach & nectarine. How about replacing the jam with mincemeat for a Christmas inspired tart? Or chocolate spread at Easter time?

We’d love to hear from you if you have recipes, ideas, or things you’d like to see in future Food Works Recipes. Please get in touch at

Have fun in the kitchen,

The Food Works Team x



Apple, Plum and Almond Tart by Food Works Sheffield is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.