Deluxe Apple Tart

Serves: 11
Total Calories: 331


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter
1/4 cup shortening
3 1/2 - 4 tablespoons milk
Almond Mixture:
1/2 cup , plus 2 tablespoons blanched slivered almonds
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 - 5 Golden Delicious apples
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup peach preserves
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons apricot brandy


Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; cut in butter and shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle milk over surface; stir with a fork until ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball; chill at least an hour. Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Fit pastry into an 11x17x1/2-inch tart pan or an 11-inch round tart pan with a removable bottom. Set aside.

Almond Mixture:
Position knife blade in food processor bowl. Add almonds; process until finely ground. Add sugar, egg and butter; process until well mixed. Spread mixture evenly over the bottom of the pastry; set aside.

Combine water and lemon juice. Peel and core apples; cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Dip apples in lemon juice mixture; drain well. Arrange apples so slices are overlapping on top of Almond Mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Dot with butter. Bake at 400° approximately 1 hour.

Combine peach preserves and water; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Press through a sieve; add the brandy. After removing tart from oven, carefully brush syrup over tart. Cool. Remove rim of pan before serving.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 11
Total Calories: 331
Calories from Fat: 152

This Deluxe Apple Tart recipe is from the Best of the Best from the East Coast Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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