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Apple Tart

​Ingredients for crust

  • 1.25 cups flour

  • .25 tsp fine salt

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • 8 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 

​Ingredients for filling

  • 2 medium baked apples

  • Juice from half a lemon 

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar 

  • 2 tbsp apricot jam

  • .5 cup Wild Roots Apple & Cinnamon Vodka

Directions for crust

(For extra credit, try baking Apple & Cinnamon Vodka in the crust!)

Step 1 

Add ¾ of the flour, salt, and sugar to a bowl and stir to combine.

Step 2

Scatter butter cubes into the flour mixture and combine until a dough or paste begins to form. 

Step 3

Scrape bowl, add remaining ½ cup of flour and mix until flour is evenly distributed. Dough should look broken up and crumbly.

 

Step 4 

Scatter 3 tbsp of water into the bowl. Using a rubber spatula, press dough into itself to form larger clusters. If you pinch some of the dough and it holds together, it's ready. If it falls apart, add 1 or 2 extra tbsp of water and continue to press until it holds together. 

Step 5 

Transfer dough to a clean surface, work the dough into a ball and then shape into a rectangle and wrap with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 min. 

Prepare the tart

Step 1 

Preheat the oven to 400 and cover the baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Roll chilled dough into a rectangle and cut into individual smaller rectangles. 

Step 3

Cut apples in half through the stem. Remove stems and core apples. Slices apples into ½ inch thick slices. Place apple slices into vodka to soak for 10 minutes. 

Step 4

Place apples into individual rectangles and bring corners of rectangles up to create a pouch for the apple slices. 

Step 5

Scatter sugar over apples and dot with butter. 

Bake

Bake for 40-50 minutes until crust is golden brown
Once done, transfer to a cutting board or platter. Warm jam in the microwave and lightly brush it over the apples.