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Apple Tart

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My parents recently went apple pickin’. They returned with 5 BOXES stuffed with beautiful Fuji’s. This was “gotta use these up in a variety of creative ways stab #1.” It sounds difficult, looks impressive but a GREAT way to fool your family and friends.
Ingredients
  Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened (full fat)
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
For the filling
  Granny smith apples 2 Medium, sliced (reserve some slices for topping)
  Fuji apple 2 Medium, sliced (reserve some slices for topping)
  Melted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon, grated
  Lemon 1⁄2 Medium, juiced
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. In a bowl, sift the flour and salt, and set aside.
3. In a bowl mix together cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar and set aside.

MAKING
4. In a mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment, place the cream cheese and unsalted butter and beat at low speed at start and raise the speed gradually, beat for 2 – 3 minutes, scraping the side of bowl once.
5. While still beating, add the flour mixture, in 3 parts and beat well after each addition, beat until the dough comes together.
6. In a tart pan, place the dough and press in the bottom of the pan using wet hands.
7. Place the tart pan in freezer for 15 minutes to set the dough.
8. Line the dough with parchment paper, put in the baking beans and blind bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until light browned on sides.
9. Remove the tart pan from oven, take off the baking beans and parchment paper and allow the tart case to cool.
10. In a baking dish, place together apple reserving some for topping, butter, spices, cinnamon mixture and lemon.
11. Bake the apple mixture for about 20 minutes, until apples are tender.
12. Remove the baking dish and mash the apples with fork or potato masher.
13. Put the apple filling in cooled pastry case and top with reserve slices of apples in layers.
14. Sprinkle with raw sugar and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown on top.

FINALIZING
15. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

SERVING
16. Cut in wedges and serve as desired.

Things You Will Need
spatula, parchment paper, baking beans

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Tart
Ingredient: 
Apple
Restriction: 
High Fiber
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Apple tarts are simple, yet delightful desserts that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Made using Granny Smith and Fuji apples, this pie tart gets creaminess from the fusion of cream cheese and butter. Watch this video to know how you can make apple tart in just 30 minutes!

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