Recipes

Easy-as-pie apple tart

 
Now that fall’s unofficially here, we’re dreaming pretty much nonstop of the comforting confections we can’t wait to bake up. This is one of our favorites, perfect for a crisp afternoon, rainy day or a post apple-picking expedition. It’s super easy, making it a natural pick for impressing your pals or your parents. Dig in!

 

Ingredients:

1 refrigerated piecrust (or make your own from a favorite recipe)

2 lbs tart apples (we like Golden Delicious), peeled and thinly sliced

2 tbsp butter, melted

5 tbsp sugar

Optional: Cinnamon, ground nutmeg

 

Directions:

Prepare your piecrust as directed, pressed into a 9-inch round pie or tart dish. 

 

Take your thinly sliced apples and start arranging them in an overlapping circle, starting on the outside and spiraling inward until you reach the center. If you don’t use all of your apple slices, save the leftovers for munching.

 

Use a pastry brush to cover the edges of the crust and the apples in melted butter. Sprinkle the crust and the apples with sugar and, if you like, with ground cinnamon and/or nutmeg.

 

Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the crust is a deep gold brown and the apples are soft with browned edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
 
 

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 9/5/2012 3:10:00 PM

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