Apple Tart

apple tartNothing says autumn quite like apples.

Unless it’s apples and cinnamon…

…on a buttery shortbread crust.

Yum.

This tart looks pretty fancy – but is really super easy. Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you! Buddy can do the entire thing by himself .

If you don’t have time to artistically arrange the apples slices – just toss them in the glaze, throw them in the crust and call it rustic. 🙂

Apple Tart

Crust:

1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1-1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

5-6 baking apples (Granny Smith or Jonathon’s are my favorites)

Glaze:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Crust: Cream the butter and sugar. Add flour, salt, baking powder, and spices. Mix briefly. The mixture should be crumbly but moist. Press into a tart pie or a 10 inch pie pan.

Peel and slice 5-6 apples. Arrange on the crust.

Glaze: Place all of the ingredients for the glaze in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until thick. Pour over apples.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the apples are tender.

Perfect either hot or cold – and definitely with fresh whipped cream or ice cream!

Enjoy!

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3 Responses

  1. I love anything apple in the winter. This looks great! I have never made an apple tart. Apple pie and Apple Betty we always have in winter…

  2. Yum! Think I might use this for my first 4-H cooking project…can set up a glaze station, apple station and crust station. Do you mind?

  3. Great idea Jen! It’s a perfect recipe for kids. Have fun!