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Apple tart / Red Shiso / Green Shiso

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Eclo, formerly known as “Le Champignon de Bruxelles”, is an urban farm that produces exotic mushrooms, microgreens and baby herbs. Founded in 2014, it operates today around 3,000 m2 of the Cureghem Cellars, in Brussels city center. Making it the biggest underground farm in Belgium.

30 min +

8 p


Pastry :

– 125g flour.

– 1 tsp of sugar.

– 1 pinch of salt.

– 85 g unsalted butter just softened, cut into pieces.

– 3 tbsp cold water.

Garnish :

– 4 organic apples, peeled, cored (keep the skins and cores) and sliced

– 30 g unsalted melted butter

– 3 tbsp cane sugar

– 1 punnet of ECLO red shiso

– 1 punnet of ECLO green shiso


– 100g sugar

– Water


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Then add the butter in pieces and sand with a fork or your fingertips until you get a crumble with pieces the size of a large pea!

  2. Add the spoonfuls of cold water one by one, while mixing until you get a dough that holds together. If the dough is dry, you can add a little more water. The dough is ready when you can form a ball with it.

  3. Flatten the ball of dough and form a disk about 15cm in diameter. Refrigerate for at least 30 min.

  4. Collect the dough and let it rest at room temperature for 5 minutes then roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface (the dough should be 3 to 4 mm thick).

  5. You can place the pie dough in a lightly buttered mold or simply on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

  6. Place the apples on the dough, leaving about 5 cm of dough edge, then fold the dough over the apples, forming a pretty pancake.

  7. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

  8. Using a brush, butter the apples and the dough that covers the apples. Sprinkle the apples and the dough with cane sugar.

  9. Place in the oven and cook for about 40 minutes on medium high/low. Watch the cooking, if the pie browns a little too much, do not hesitate to cover with baking paper.

  10. While the pie is baking, prepare the syrup from the apple peelings and cores in a saucepan with the sugar. Pour water until it covers the peelings and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes.

  11. Recover the syrup by straining the contents of the saucepan through a sieve.

  12. Remove the pie from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes.

  13. Using a brush, coat the pie with syrup.

  14. Cut the green shiso and red shiso leaves and drop them on top of the pie.

  15. It’s ready !