Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Apple Tart

Fall is in the air and I haven't updated since July. In honor of this I thought it was time to make an apple dessert. This Apple Tart recipe from looks like it would be hard to make, but is as simple as can be...

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and grease a 9 inch spring form pan.

1 cup of flour
1/3 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of cold unsalted butter (cut into pieces)

Mix together the flour and powdered sugar. Add the butter and blend until dough forms. Pat the dough into the bottom of the springform pan, and one inch up the sides. Place in refigerator.

One 8 oz package of cream cheese
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Blend the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar and mix well. Blend in the egg and vanilla until smooth. Remove the crust from the fridge and pour in the filling. Return to refrigerator while preparing the topping.

1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
4 cups of granny smith apples (About 3 to 4 apples) peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
1/3 cup of sliced almonds

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in large bowl. Mix in the apples. Remove the pan from the refrigerator and place the apples on top of the cream cheese layer and sprinkle with almonds.

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 400 degrees and bake for 25 to 30 more minutes. The tart will be done when the apples are golden brown and filling is set. Remove from oven and let cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.