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Sliced Apple Tart

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Makes:12 tarts
Freezing:not recommended

Combine apples, cinnamon, lemon, brown sugar and our Perfect Flaky Pie Crust Video Technique for a simply sweet treat!

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/3 cups 325 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
½ tsp 2 mL salt
½ cup 125 mL well-chilled Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening
3-6 tbsp 45-90 mL ice cold water

Apple Topping

2 medium unpeeled apples, cored and thinly sliced into 1/4” (0.5 cm) pieces
¼ cup 50 mL packed brown sugar
1 tsp 5 mL lemon zest
¼ tsp 1 mL cinnamon
2 tbsp 30 mL butter, cut into ¼” (.5 cm) pieces

Directions

  1. Mix flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut chilled shortening into ½” (1 cm) cubes. Work in shortening cubes into flour mixture using a pastry blender or two knives, in an up and down chopping motion, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some small pea-sized pieces remaining.
  3. Sprinkle half the maximum recommended amount of ice cold water over the flour mixture. Using a fork, stir and draw flour from bottom of bowl to the top, distributing moisture evenly into flour. Press chunks down to bottom of bowl with fork. Add more water by the tablespoonful (15 mL), until dough is moist enough to hold together when pressed together.
  4. Shape dough into a ball. Flatten ball into ½” (1 cm) thick round disk.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes or up to 2 days for ease in rolling.
  6. Topping: Combine apples, brown sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to a ¼” (.5 cm) thickness. Using a 4 ½” (11 cm) cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles. Place on prepared baking sheet. Arrange apple slices evenly over the pastry. Dot apples with butter.
  9. Bake in preheated oven 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Cool on wire cooling rack.

Tips

  • Assemble the tarts before dinner and put them in the oven while you are eating to have a delicious warm dessert.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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