Apple Tart Dreams
During the fall season I dream of all things warm and cozy like this apple tart. This gorgeous tart is what fall baking dreams scream! It screams warm, comforting, simple apple taste, and the perfect all butter crust. For this recipe I used the Ultimate All Butter Pie Crust recipe. The French love butter and well, so do I! If you prefer another type of crust you could also use Grandma Rhea’s Pie Crust. Either will complement the apple flavors nicely. For this tart you partially blind bake the crust first and then assemble the apples and finish baking at a later time. The two-step process makes this a great prep in advance dessert. Thea tart is filled with a thin layer of homemade apple sauce, a little on the chunky side, and topped with a pretty swirl of apples. That’s it! Perfect for entertaining, or a special afternoon treat with a cup of tea.
Making the Apples Pretty
The “Wow” factor in this tart is making the apples look pretty. All you need to know is: cut them thin and put a little jam to make them glossy when you are finished! Easy peasy and stunning. Before baking the tart use a pastry brush over the apples with lemon butter. This will ensure a tender baste as the apples cook. The more colorful the apples the prettier the top will appear. For this tart I used the Pink Lady variety since I like the slightly pink hue. You could use any variety such as Honey Crisp, Fuji, or Gala. I like that the apple edges get a darker in color as they bake to make the tart look rustic. To elevate the darker contrast even more I broil the tart for 2 minutes.