Recipe Idea: Easy Apple Tart
Don here. We had several Granny Smith apples in the fruit basket. Chocolate seems the tradition for Valentine’s Day but why not buck tradition and make a simple apple tart or, if you prefer the French, Tart aux Pommes—doesn’t that sound romantic?
As luck would have it we also had a couple of frozen pie crusts, which made this even easier. If I had more time I would have made my own crust, but the Pillsbury Pie Crusts that come rolled up and frozen, two in a box, are good enough for this easy apple tart. Makes one 10 inch tart which can be cut into 8 luscious slices.
If you are still not convinced to make this beautiful, Easy Apple Tart, take a look at this article: 34 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Apples. There’s a reason for the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Good. For. You.
Read on for the recipe and nutrition…
You’ll need a tart pan to make this beautiful Easy Apple Tart. We just bought one like it and it’s great.
- 2 or 3 Granny Smith apples, depending on the size, sliced thin
- ¼ C lemon juice
- 1 [url href=”https://amzn.to/1O7TRMy” target=”_blank”]pie crust[/url]
- 4 T unsalted butter
- 4 T granulated sugar
- 1 T ground cinnamon
- ¼ t freshly ground nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
- Quarter, core and thinly slice the apples. I used a Cuisinart food processor with slicing blade, perfect for making thin, uniform slices.
- Toss the slices in the lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.
- Thaw the crust if it is frozen and place it into a 10-inch tart pan.
- Roll the edge to about ½ inch high or a little less.
- Soften 2 T of the butter and spread it over the crust.
- Sprinkle on half the sugar and half the cinnamon.
- Arrange the apple slices in concentric circles overlapping about ¾ of the previous slice.
- Sprinkle the remaining sugar and cinnamon over the top and dot the top with the remaining butter. Taste an apple slice or two. If they are too tart for your taste, add more sugar.
- Bake at 400F for 30 minutes until the crust is brown the apples begin to brown and the butter-sugar-cinnamon bubbles up into the spaces between apples.
- Let cool before slicing.
- Serve just as it is or with a dollop of whip cream or scoop of vanilla ice cream.