Roll out the pastry (paste) and use to
line an 18 cm/7 in flan ring. Prick all over with a fork. Stir the
apple into the mincemeat and spread over the base. Bake in a preheated
oven at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven
temperature to 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3 and bake for a further 10
minutes. Leave to cool. Whip the cream until stiff, then spread over
the top of the flan, sprinkle with the almonds and serve at once.