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Yummy Apple Tart

December 9, 2008

 For Thanksgiving, I got a great apple tart recipe from my friend Alice, and I don’t think I’ve ever made something so pretty!

Also, it is completely from scratch, including the crust.

So, check out my creation… and the recipe:

Mrs. Mellinger’s Pie Crust (Alice’s mom)

1 3/4 c flour

2/3 c shortening (1/3 lard, 1/3 butter)

1/3 c water

1 tbsp sugar

Mix ingredients together in a blender until dough is balled together. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out on a flour-covered surface.

Rustic Apple Almond Tart

1 pie crust (see above)

1/2 c sliced and toasted almonds

6 Golden Delicious apples (peeled, cored and cut into thin wedges)

3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

3/4 c lightly packed brown sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg

Make pie dough and refrigerate while making filling. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine almonds, apples, butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. Roll out dough into a circle and put on a large, unrimmed baking sheet (nonstick). Mound filling in center, leaving 2-inch border. Fold border of dough over the apples (leaving center open). Pinch to seal cracks and brush crust with 1 tbsp milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until filling bubbles and crust is browned (approximately 45 minutes).

Here is the tart before being put in the oven:



Here it is being devoured!  


4 Comments leave one →
  1. megstermeter permalink
    December 9, 2008 11:53 am

    This looks amazing!! I will have to try it :)

  2. megstermeter permalink
    December 9, 2008 11:55 am

    This looks amazing!! I will have to try it :)

  3. Lauren permalink
    December 9, 2008 2:48 pm

    OMG – that looks so delicious. i will give this recipe to my mom so she can make it for us, b/c i am 10 years old.


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