Sweet Essentials: Apple & Caramel Tart

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

This is a simple apple tart that is easy to create, and tastes wonderful. It has excellent visual appeal and would be comfortable on any holiday table.

You can decide on your own crust (I’ll give you a couple of ideas), and adding a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce, just sends it over the top.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Serves:
8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • THE TART CRUST

  • 1/2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1
    tart crust, more on this later
  • THE FILLING

  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 large
    apples, peeled, cored, and small dice, i like fuji
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 c
    coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg, freshly ground
  • THE TOPPING

  • 2 large
    eggs, just the whites
  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut sugar
  • 1/2 c
    almonds, slivered
  • ADDITIONAL ITEMS

  • ·
    homemade caramel sauce, for drizzling

How to Make Sweet Essentials: Apple & Caramel Tart

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. THE TART CRUST
  3. Gather Your Ingredients.
  4. Rub the butter on the bottom and sides of a 9-inch (23cm) tart pan.
  5. Add the crust, and blind bake in a preheated oven.
  6. Chef’s Note: You have many choices for the tart crust. You could make you own pie dough, or you could pick up a store-bought one. You could even make it gluten free.
    The temperature of the oven, and the length of time you blind-bake the crust will be determined by the recipe you decide on.
  7. Remove the crust from the oven, and reserve.
  8. THE FILLING
  9. Gather your ingredients.
  10. Peel, core and dice the apples, and then place in a bowl, and toss with the lemon juice.
  11. Chef’s Note: The primary purpose of the lemon juice is to provide an acidic that will keep the apples from turning brown.
  12. Add the butter to a sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  13. When the foaming subsides add the apples, and the remaining FILLING ingredients.
  14. Sauté the apples until they soften and begin to brown, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  15. Remove from the heat and allow them to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  16. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
  17. Add the cooled apples to the prebaked tart crust.
  18. THE TOPPING
  19. Gather your ingredients.
  20. Whip the egg whites until they begin to turn foamy.
  21. Whisk in the sugar.
  22. Fold in the toasted almonds.
  23. Pour on top of the apple mixture.
  24. Place in the preheated oven until the top begins to brown, about 30 minutes.
  25. Remove and cool before serving.
  26. PLATE/PRESENT
  27. Serve with a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce. Enjoy
  28. Chef's Tip: If you want the top of the tart to have a nice glaze, simply heat up some apricot preserves in a small pan, and when the tart comes out of the oven, brush the warm preserves on top.
  29. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
  30. ADDITIONAL RECIPES
  31. If you are in the market for an excellent crust, please try this one:
    Autumn Essentials: Super Flaky Pie/Tart Crust
  32. If you love good homemade caramel sauce, here you go:
    Sweet Essentials: Homemade Caramel Sauce

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About Sweet Essentials: Apple & Caramel Tart

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom




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