Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Carmelized Apple Tart

I don't have much to say today, I have been working really hard on finishing up some projects and starting some new ones.
I did however have this recipe pop into my e-mail today and couldn't resist sharing it. I am so hungry!!! Definitely can't wait to go apple picking.

Caramelized Apple Tart - it states it serves 8 but not in my family ;)
This came from Martha Stewart http://www.marthastewart.com/

Serves 8

All-purpose flour, for dusting
Pie Dough, or 1 unbaked store-bought refrigerated pie crust (7 1/2 ounces)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
6 (about 2 3/4 pounds) Rome Beauty or McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and each cut into 8 wedges

1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a floured work surface, roll out pie dough to a 1/8-inch thickness (or unfold store-bought dough). Invert a 9-inch plate on top of dough; trim dough around plate with a sharp paring knife to form a round (discard scraps, or save for another use). Refrigerate until needed.

2.Assemble the tart in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Press softened butter evenly into the bottom of the skillet, then sprinkle with the sugar. Arrange apple wedges in a circle around edge, then fill in the center with remaining wedges. Place skillet over medium heat, and cook until sugar mixture is light amber in color and bubbly, 8 to 10 minutes (syrup might brown unevenly).

3.Transfer to oven; cook until apples have softened, about 30 minutes. Carefully place dough round on top; bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes more.

4.Let cool, about 20 minutes. Run a knife around edge of skillet; invert tart onto a serving platter. Replace any apples that may have stuck to bottom of skillet; drizzle with any remaining pan juices. Serve warm or at room temperature.

All I can say is mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)



Foursons said...

Yeah, it wouldn't be 8 in my family either. MAYBE 4.

The Mrs. said...

Sounds fabulous!

Nannieflash said...

Yes mhmmmmmm we will be by for tea. with love and hugs Shirleyx

a boy a girl and a pug said...

oh yum...thanks so much for posting this i was needing a dessert for a gathering this weekend...this will be perfect!