It seems that fall is finally here thus as summer disappears and fall approaches the thoughts of apples come dancing in many people’s heads, including my own. The fact is fall and apples make such a perfect pair that how can anyone resist the urge to divulge into a tasty lovely apple dessert. Just sitting here thinking about how delicious a fabulous apple treat would taste tonight makes me smile with delight. If these are the same thoughts that are circling around in your head, then take a few minutes and cook up this tasty fabulous Apple Tart recipe right now thus satisfy your deepest apple desires.
Apple Tart With Lemon-Thyme Crust
This recipe is constructed to make two delicious apple tarts so remember to cut it in half if only your objective is to make just one remarkable apple tart.
2 medium apples, sliced into ¼ inch slices
1 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of sugar
2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
A pinch of salt for each tart
2 cups of flour
4 teaspoons of lemon-thyme or regular thyme leaves
1 teaspoon of salt
1 stick of butter, placed in freezer for about one hour.
2 Tablespoons of shortening
Zest of a Lemon
½ cup of water
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
Sugar for dusting
Start by making crust. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, thyme leaves, salt, butter, shortening and lemon zest. Since the butter is frozen take a cheese grater and grate it into the bowl. This will make it easier to mix the butter into the flour. Now, use your fingers to combine the butter and shortening thoroughly into the flour and other dry ingredients. At this time, use a teaspoon and slowly add the ice water 1 teaspoon at a time. Do this until the mixture holds together well and isn’t no longer dry or crumbly. It usually takes 2 or 3 teaspoons, but this varies on climate.
Now, gather the dough and form into a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap, Place in refrigerator for at least half an hour and no longer than two hours.
While you are waiting for the dough to finish, take the apples slices, cinnamon, sugar, salt and lemon zest and combine them in a bowl, allowing them to sit for 5 minutes but no longer than 15 minutes.
Take the crust from the refrigerator, place it on a floured flat surface. Roll the dough out into a large circle about 13 inches. Now, transfer the dough to a tart pan. Do this by laying the dough over the pan and gently pressing it down into the pan.
Put the tart in the oven at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is nicely brown.
I simply love making this tart dish and Hope you all will enjoy it as your next fall treat.