an apple dessert

March 9, 2012 § 3 Comments

If you have a few apples in the fruit drawer and some leftover pie or tart dough in the freezer, you have the makings of a quick, easy, delicious dessert. Just remember to move the dough from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before you need dessert. If you’re using pie dough (no sugar) preheat the oven to 425°F; if you’re using a sweet dough, only preheat the oven to 350°F. Almost easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Roll the dough to fit your tart pan, shape, trim and chill
  2. Peel, half, core and slice apples thinly parallel to their “equator”
  3. Melt some butter and mix some sugar and cinnamon together

For individual tartlets, place a sliced half apple on top of the dough; press the top gently to fan the slices to fill the unbaked shell. Brush generously with butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Immediately place into the oven and bake until the crust has browned and the apples are cooked. The time will vary depending on type of crust and size of tart, but probably 20-30 minutes for individual tartlets and 30-45 minutes for a large tart. Lower the oven temperature if needed to prevent the crust edges from burning.

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a simple not-too-sweet finish to any meal!

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