Alsace Apple Tart

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Title: Alsace Apple Tart
Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Desserts, Fruits


1 1/3 c Flour
1 pn Salt
7 tb Unsalted Butter -- cut in
sm Pieces
2 tb Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
3 tb Ice Water -- (approximately)
2 lb Apples -- (Macintosh)
3 tb Lemon Juice
3 Eggs
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Whipping Cream
1/2 ts Vanilla

To make pastry:

Sift flour and salt into large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles
bread crumbs. With a fork, lightly mix in sugar, egg yolk and enough ice
water to make a dough. Press into a ball and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate
30 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll out dough to fit a 9-inch springform pan,
including sides. Place dough in pan without stretching. Pierce bottom
with fork. Preheat oven to 400.

To make filling:

Peel, quarter, and core apples. Thinly slice each quarter several times
without cutting all the way through. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Arrange
apples in pastry shell. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar until pale
and creamy. Add cream and vanilla. Pour egg mixture over apples. Bake 20
minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and bake 25 minutes longer or until
custard filling is firm.

Recipe By :

From: Ladies Home Journal- August 1991