I love apples and I love tarts (the same goes for cheesecakes ;)). I like the simplicity of this recipe and decided to give it a try. The result was delicious and I will certainly make it again. You can substitute the apples with plums and cinnamon with ginger and ground almonds. Enjoy!
Ingredients for the base:
1 ¼ cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
3 tbsp ice cold water
125 g cold butter chopped in pieces
Ingredients for the filling:
4 big apples, peeled, cut in half and each half into 6 slices
6 tbsp sugar
1/3 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsp melted butter
1 beaten egg
4 tbsp apricot jam (I used strawberry one)
Mix flour with sugar and salt, add butter, water and knead the dough. Form a ball, cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
Mix 4 tsbp of sugar with cinnamon and mix it with sliced apples. The remained 2 tbsp of sugar mix with flour in a small bowl.
Roll the chilled dough into a circle of Ø 30 cm (do it on a baking paper, it’s easier this way to transport the dough onto the baking tray).
Move the rolled dough onto the flat baking tray lined with paper or coated with butter and sprinkled with flour (remove the paper if you used it).
Sprinkle the rolled dough with mixture of flour and sugar, leaving 5 cm on the edges. Arrange the apples tight one next to another, pour the melted butter onto it.
Fold the 5 cm edges to the middle (it doesn’t have to be even). Brush the folded edges with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 200°C for around 40 minutes till apples are soft and tart base golden.
Heat up the jam and brush the warm tart with it.
Leave it to cool down.