Easy Apple Cream Tart

There may be times in your life when you cannot seem to find your kitchen counter. There’s no reason that you should go tart-less. Try this one. It even has custard, in case you’ve had a really bad week. It takes only about twenty minutes to put together – no rolling out of dough, no fuss fruit.

Thanks, Mom, for the apples.

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Melt 2 tbls. butter in a large skillet over low heat.
  3. Peel, core, and slice 3 apples.
  4. Add the apples to the skillet and turn heat up to medium-high. Sprinkle 3 tbls. sugar over the apples.
  5. Stir apples very gently, when you see browning occur in the bottom of the pan. (You should only have to stir twice, before the apples will be ready. It takes about ten minutes total.)
  6. With a paddle attachment, cream 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) and 1/2 cup sugar until fluffy. Add 3 eggs, one at a time. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, pinch of salt, and one cup of AP flour.
  7. You now have the batter! Spoon this sticky batter in the bottom of a 9-inch tart pan. With moistened fingers, spread it evenly and a little up the sides to make a crust. Lay your apples over the top.
  8. Mix 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 egg yolk, and 1/2 cup cream. Pour over the top.
  9. Bake for about 35 minutes. Cool at least 20 minutes before serving.

This is lovely served warm or cold. It would be a great brunch dessert, too.

From Local Flavors.


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