Apple tart

Various culinary traditions all around the world are full of great examples of desserts made up with apples. Think about the French tarte tatin, the sponge cake with apples, the American apple pie, the small pastry envelops and many more apple desserts! There's nothing more healthy, cheap and tasty as an apple, because, as the proverb says, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! Have a look at our recipe!

Ingredients

  • plain flour 300 grams
  • sugar 250 grams 150gr for shortcrust and 100gr for custard
  • butter 100 grams plus a few flakes
  • eggs 1 unit
  • egg yolks 6 units 1 for the shortcrust and 5 for custard
  • baking powder 8g of baking powder
  • potato starch 50 grams
  • vanillin 1 sachet
  • milk 500 millilitres
  • apples 2 apples
  • cinnamon a pinch
Information
90 minutes Total time
40 minutes Active time
Serves 8 persons
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Preparation

Make your shortcrust pastry working quickly together 300g of flour, 150gr of sugar, 1 yolks, 1 egg, 10gr of baking powder, 100 gr of butter. Set aside for 15 minutes. In the meanwhile, make a custard working 5 yolks with 100 gr of sugar, drizzling in the milk at room temperature, the starch and working again. Put on a low heat to simmer and thicken. Peel off and cut the apples in thin slices that you will dip in water and lemon juice in order to prevent oxidation. Spread the shortcrust and stuff it with your custard. Arrange the apple slices on top in a elegant and circular way and sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon powder. Bake at 180° for 40 minutes.

Tips
Apple and cinnamon are a great match. Nevertheless, if you do not like cinnamon, don't use it! Maybe you can add some toasted pine nuts of raisins. Or just decide to leave the apple as it is, to be the queen of this unique apple tart!
Trivia
In the world there are 7 thousands different types of apples: as far as Italy is concerned, the most well-known come from Trentino Alto Adige, a green and nice region up in the North-East part of that country.

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