|Not perfect, its country yall.|
|First a trip To Grandad's Farm|
|On the hunt|
|So many apples have fallen|
|I heart clouds|
|It's my APPLE CHART! From Left: Cameo, Stayman, Wine Sap, Mutsu, and Jana Gold|
Clearly the tart did not come out perfect looking, but the taste was exceptional. This was a dish I honestly couldn't believe I made. It tasted like something I would buy at a fancy bakery. Sure it took some time, but nothing was terribly complicated and it was, INCREDIBLE. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think I like this better than apple pie. You really taste apple, and the crust is a part of the dish, but doesn't take over as in some apple pies. I still have apples left, so I'm sure there will be more apples dishes to come.
I did not get a chance to make the whipped cream, so it's not pictured. I'm sure it is delicious, I've had whip cream on a foot and it tasted delicious. Ok, not really. Point is, whipped creme makes everything better.
There is no better time to make this recipe. Apples are season. Happiness is in season. Go pick some apples, find some happiness and get tartin! (I know I know, not a word)
Country Apple Tart
|I miss you already...|
1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp ice water
9 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3/4 tablespoon salt
4 large golden delicious apples (1 3/4 pound) I used Stayman and Mutsu
1 tablespoon honey
4ish tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Heavy Cream for whipped cream
Drizzle of honey
1. In a food processor combine flour, sugar and salt and pulse to blend. Add butter, and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal; there should be no pieces of butter bigger than large peas. With the motor running slowly add the water, just until the dough begins to come together, about 10 seconds. If your down doesn't come together, add water, one tablespoon at a time, until it does.
|Dough that is ready to be molded|
|Disc with cracks|
|Smooth Disc, labeled and ready to chill|
3. Prepare your apples: peel, halve and core your apples. Arrange them cut side down on a cutting board and slice crosswise into 1/4 inch slices. Allow dough to soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.
|I used a tablespoon to scoop out the cores.|
|Next time I'll smooth out my edges.|
|I only fit four rows|
|It's a tart! It's a tart!|
|Do not eat this by yourself. Tarts are for SHARING.|