Apple Tart

Sure, I know I was ranting and raving about peaches just yesterday, but the apples have already started falling! Two houses down on my street, resides a beautiful, very lonely, apple tree. Those things just keep plopping on the ground, ignored by the residents and any passersby.

Today, as many days, I was feeling fruity and adventurous. Yeah, nobody wants those apples because of those cute little worms that may reside in their core, but if you’re careful, you’ll end up with one sweet treat. I had to use them; beautiful, shiny apples just sitting there waiting for someone to munch on them.

I picked up about 5 apples, brought them inside to wash, and sliced them in to little cubes. And what do you know? Worm free!

Since I’ve been on a roll with brain-made recipes, I once again, took a leap of doughy faith.I have no name for this either; it’s a bit of an apple tart, but much simpler.

What you’ll need…

For the pastry crust:

2 C Flour

1/2 C Unsalted Butter

3 Tbsp Brown Sugar

1 Egg White

For the filling:

4-6 apples (picked outside or, if you must, store bought) washed and cubed

1/2 C Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp Flour

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

A dash of Nutmeg, if you wish

Form the crust:

Combine the flour and brown sugar

Using a fork or pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until you it resembles breadcrumbs

Add the egg white and stir

Add more flour if necessary to form a thick dough, then refrigerate, covered, for 15 minutes

Meanwhile, prepare the filling:

Mix all ingredients together, adding a bit of water if necessary

Once out of the refrigerator, pat the dough into a greased pie plate and pour the filling over top.

Bake @ 425 for 25-30 minutes, until the apples are fully cooked and the crust is golden brown.

Now, for those of you calorie counters…you don’t even want to know. Yep, it’s that good. So, make this, eat a piece for dessert, then go for a nice long bike ride and let your hair blow in the wind! Happy tummy to all!

Until next time…

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