Wednesday, September 12, 2012

EASY APPLE TART

2 1/2 lbs Granny Smith apples, peeled & thinly sliced
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 9-inch pie crust, unbaked
1 egg white
1 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl combine the apples, lemon juice, and granulated sugar; set aside.

In mixer bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter; mix on low until crumbly; set aside.

Roll pie crust out to a 13-inch circle and transfer to a baking sheet - a solid pizza pan works great - okay for pastry to hang over the edge.

Mound the apples into the center of the pastry leaving a 2-inch border of dough all the way around.  Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the apples.  Fold the edges of the pastry up over apples, pleating as needed to snugly surround apples.  Pastry will not totally cover apples!  Gently press the pastry onto the apples to shape.  Combine the egg white and water; brush lightly over the crust.  Sprinkle very lightly with additional granulated sugar if desired.

Bake at 400 degrees about 30 minutes until the crust is lightly browned and the apples are tender to a fork.  Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet atop a wire rack.  Do not attempt to cut for 10 to 15 minutes.
Best served warm.

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