APPLE TARTS

 

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  • Servings: 8
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen puff pastry dough (look for one with all butter), thawed according to directions
  • 7 Granny Smith apples (or other tart, crisp baking apple:apples)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 ounces pure almond paste (not marzipan), such as Odense
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Apple Ice

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Roll the puff pastry to a thickness of 1/4 inch (the store-bought variety will most likely already be this thickness).
  • With a 5-inch cookie cutter, or using a dish and a knife, cut the dough into 8 circles, 5 inches in diameter, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Poke a few holes in each pastry round with a fork, and place the baking sheets in the refrigerator so that the dough can rest.
  • Peel and core the apples.
  • Cut each apple in half and slice very thinly with a knife.
  • Brush each slice with lemon juice and set aside. Make an egg wash by whisking together the egg yolk and 2 teaspoons of water in a small bowl.
  • Remove the pastry rounds from the fridge and brush the surface of each with egg wash.
  • Roll a teaspoon of almond paste into a ball, flatten it like a coin, and place it in the center of a pastry round; repeat with the other rounds.
  • Using about three-quarters of an apple per tart, layer apple slices around the almond paste, creating a circular fan of apples around the tart and leaving most of the almond paste center exposed.
  • Place tarts in the fridge to rest for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the tarts from the refrigerator and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Dust each tart with powdered sugar and drizzle with Caramel Sauce.
  • Serve some Apple Ice with each tart.

Notes

Categories: Tart 

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