BOB Recipe: Apple and Cinnamon Tart

from:  Kaiser
Prduct:  Springform Pan

BOB Recipe:   Apple and Cinnamon Tart

1 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 teaspoons cold water
8 tablespoons butter
1 egg yolk

5 medium Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples
1/3 cup apple juuice
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon water
powdered sugar for decorating

Grease springform pan.

Combine the flour, sguar and salt in mixing bowl.  Cut butter into small pieces.  With pastry cutter or fork, cut in butter into the flour mixture.  Cut int into the mixture and add the egg yolk.  Cut until mixture resemble coarse crumbs.  With lightly floured hands, press dough together until smooth.  Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Peel, core and slice 3 apples.  Place in small saucepan and add sugar, cinnamon and apple juice.  Cook until the liquid has evaporated.

Press 2/3rds of the dough and press into the springform pan allowing the edges to touch the sides of the pan.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden and cool on wire rack.

Press the remaining dough against the edges of the springform pan.  Pour the apple mixture into the pan and smooth it over the bottom crust.  Peel, core and slice the remaining apples into thin slices and lay them decoratively over the mixture.  Bring the sugar and water to a boil and caramelize.  Pour over the sliced apples.

Bake the tart for 15 to 20 minutes.  Decorate with powdered sugar when completely cooled or serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.


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