Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cinnamon Apple Tart





Back to that slight tart obsession that I have, apple tart is next. I had a bag of little apples in the refrigerator begging to get baked, I also had a spare few hours to kill - perfect!


Off to the Internet I went and I did not have to look to far, I googled "apple tart" and my first hit was Smitten Kitchen...in the title of the post it also said the word "simplest". This is perfect so I got to baking.






INGREDIENTS

Dough:
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, just softened, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
3 1/2 tablespoons chilled water

Filling:
2 pounds apples (Golden Delicious or another tart, firm variety), peeled, cored (save peels and cores), and sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Glaze:
1/2 cup sugar





DIRECTIONS


MIX flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl; add 2 tablespoons of the butter. Blend in a mixer until dough resembles coarse cornmeal. Add remaining butter; mix until biggest pieces look like large peas.


DRIBBLE in water, stir, then dribble in more, until dough just holds together. Mold with hands. If dry patches predominate, add another tablespoon water. Keep molding until you can roll dough into a ball. Flatten into a 4-inch-thick disk; refrigerate for at least one hour.


After at least 1 hour, remove; let soften so it’s malleable but still cold. Smooth cracks at edges. On a lightly floured surface, roll into a 14-inch circle about 1/8 inch thick. Dust excess flour from both sides with a dry pastry brush.







PLACE dough in a lightly buttered & floured 9-inch round tart pan.



OVERLAP apples on dough in your tart pan. Continue inward until you reach the center. Fold any dough hanging over back over the apples.






BRUSH melted butter over apples and onto dough edge. Sprinkle the 3 tbs of sugar and cinnamon all over tart.







BAKE in center of oven until apples are soft, with browned edges, and crust has caramelized to a dark golden brown about 45 minutes)Make sure to rotate the tart every 15 minutes..


MAKE glaze: Put reserved peels and cores in a large saucepan, along with sugar. Pour in just enough water to cover; simmer for 45 minutes. Strain syrup.







REMOVE tart from oven, and slide off parchment onto cooling rack. Let cool at least 15 minutes.


BRUSH glaze over tart, slice, and serve.





Let the weekend count down begin.....*twiddles fingers*

36 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I smell the autumn. :-)) Cinnamon and apple are always great together. This looks yummilicious!

Susi said...

Yum, I love anything with apples and cinnamon! This looks great!

Sue said...

Beautiful! Apples and cinnamon...so fall-ish:) Love it!

Megan said...

This looks so tasty! I'm so ready to go apple picking and make apple baked goods!

Eugenia said...

AHHHH... i am so hungry! It looks soo very good!

Jay said...

Mmmm....delicious...great flavours...!

Rosy said...

I'm a big fan of the tart myself! Fall seems like the perfect time to indulge as much as possible.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Yummy! I can't wait to make my first apple tart with seasonal apples. I always add cinnamon. That combo is so delightful.

Cheers,

Rosa

Tracy said...

Looks perfect and easy too! Perfectly autumn! :-)

aipi said...

Cinnamon n apple..mmmm..such a classic combo!!
Tart looks delightful!!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This looks gorgeous and perfect for fall!

Rick said...

Now I'm ready for Autumn!

Monet said...

I'm all about tarts, and I'm all about apples. And the Smitten Kitchen rarely lets me down! This looks beautiful, and I just might have to make one for Labor Day Weekend. So very pretty!

Ali said...

A slice for breakfast, s'il vous plait.

teresa said...

oooh, so delicious! i love the cinnamon on top, i'm so ready for fall!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I have some honey crisp apples just dying to be made into this!

delishliving.com said...

Hi! So I'm new to your blog and this was a great post to start on! It looks absolutely delicious. I've never made anything "pie-ish" from scratch, and I think this could be a contender for my first try! Nice!

SnoWhite said...

what a pretty dessert :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I love the last pic
Makes me drool

Katrina said...

What a great idea to just fold the edges in over the apples. I love it. Apple pie may be one of my favorite pies. I really love the idea of doing the crust that way in the pie plate, like a galette.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Jen,

That was a beautiful presentation!!!

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Indie.Tea said...

Oo, it looks delicious! And it looks just gorgeous too...I love the folded over crust, and the small apple slices would make it easier to eat, I'd imagine...

Kris Ngoei said...

Perfectly baked and glazed!! Looks so scrumptious!! Btw, in case you are still in your tart mood, you should check out Not So Nigella's latest Pineapple Tart!

http://www.notquitenigella.com/

Sawadee from Bangkok,
Kris

Ingrid said...

I'm starting to see lots of apples showing up in recipes. Guess I need to grabs some so I too can have the simplest apple tart! :)

Btw, I'm ready for the weekend, too!
~ingrid

Shannon said...

Ohhhh Jen, you forgot the vanilla ice cream! Haha, this looks seriously delicious!

And thanks for your recent comments on mama-hood, it's nice to know I'm not alone here!

Chef Bee said...

My middle child, in college now, is an apple dessert nut. No birthday cake for him and we always bake him an apple pie of his own on Thanksgiving. He will love this. Thanks.

Plan B

The Comfort of Cooking said...

This looks wonderful, Jen! It's full of all the warm and cozy fall flavors I'm so looking forward to this coming season... Great job, and thanks for sharing this killer recipe!

Chef Dennis said...

what a lovely tart! I really like how you folded the crust in, to make it look more free form. And apples are my favorite pie filling...sigh....wish I could have a nice big piece right now!

Yummy Team said...

WOW!! This looks amazing..

Monica H said...

I could eat the whole tart right about now. Oh yes I could.

Reeni said...

Apple season is almost here in NY! Can't wait to bake...there's nothing better than a lovely apple tart!

Pam said...

What I would give for a slice right now!

theUngourmet said...

Your tart is gorgeous! I attempted a pear tart today. I tasted delicious but my crust crumbled a bit. Frustrating! I need a crust class! ;D

Foodessa said...

As with making homemade bread...I'm still far from making my own pie crust. I will get to it one day...like I will get to making macarons;o)

I really appreciate that you didn't use vegetable shortening in your crust.

The apple pie looks scrumptious!

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

newlywed said...

Looks delicious! I am really craving apples these days. If only that translated to snacking on apples as opposed to putting them in tarts, muffins, and cakes...

Cristina {Teenie Cakes} said...

Beautiful tart...makes me long for cooler weather and the idea of Autumn (if there is a Fall Season in Southering California). I can smell the cinnamon and apples now! I look fwd to trying your recipe with my new tart pan. ;)