Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart.

This was the cutest little apple dessert ever! And when I say little, I really do mean it. I adapted a recipe from my Cooking for Two magazine. The end product - perfect for four! The best part? It tasted good! It was similar to an apple pie but without the top crust...and since I don't really like the crust this was perfect for me! Served with a little vanilla ice cream - this was the perfect end to my day!

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart
(Adapted from Taste of Home - Cooking for 2)

2/3 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter
6 teaspoons cold water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extra

2 cups chopped & peeled apples
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

cinnamon & sugar mixture
caramel ice cream topping

Combine flour, sugar, and salt for crust. Cut in butter until crumbly. Slowly add water and vanilla until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll dough into a 10-inch circle. Transfer to parchment paper lined baking sheet. Combine filling ingredients and place on top of pastry - leaving about a 1.5 inch edge clear of filling. Fold up the edges of the pastry over the filling (the center will stay uncovered). Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly. Remove from oven, cool slightly, top with caramel sauce, and serve warm!

Seriously so good you may want to double the recipe and have extra servings!! Enjoy!

1 comment:

Barb said...

ohhhh that looks really good!