An Apple Tart

By • March 7, 2011 • 22 Comments


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Author Notes: Many years ago, my aunt gave me a recipe for a fresh fruit tart that I have been making ever since. The apples looked and tasted good at our Farmers Market last Friday, so I began planning an updated version of my apple tart. The navel oranges on our tree have just ripened, so I wanted to incorporate them as well. This was our dessert last night at a family supper. Five of us had gathered to celebrate my husband's steps towards recovery from a recent heart attack. Life feels very sweet these days... Note: You will need a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom.Lizthechef

Serves 6

Crust

  • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Using a fork, work in the butter. Add the vinegar. Mix until a ball of dough forms.
  3. Using your hands, press the crust into the tart pan and set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees while you assemble the filling.

Filling

  • 3/4 cups organic cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 6 organic, medium-sized Granny Smith apples
  • 1 teaspoon navel orange zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed navel orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier (optional)
  1. Peel, core and slice the apples. Place in a large bowl. Add the orange zest and juice. Mix well.
  2. Add the flour, sugar and ginger. Mix to coat fruit.
  3. Arrange the apples inside the crust. You will have two generous layers of fruit.
  4. Heat the marmalade slightly in a microwave. Add Grand Marnier and stir to combine. Using a pastry brush, gently glaze the tops of the fruit.
  5. Place tart pan on a sided sheet pan to catch spilled juices.
  6. Bake for one hour. Allow the tart to completely cool before removing the side of the pan.

Tags: apple dessert, apple dessert, winter

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about 3 years ago lapadia

This flavor combo sounds and looks delicious, thanks for sharing. Sending healthy get well wishes to you and your husband!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thank you for your good wishes, a real boost to us both!

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about 3 years ago Jaynerly

Looks delicious! I do like the idea of the orange with the apple!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, Jayne, nice to see you back on the site!

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I know I commented on how beautiful this is earlier, but wanted to post it here too. This is just a beautiful recipe!! Best wishes to you and your family!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks and keep us all posted re your vegetarian blog ideas!

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I will! I thought my schedule was clearing out a bit and then was contacted to do a class for 20 high school students in a couple weeks.....

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

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This looks wonderful! Love the additions of orange marmalade and ginger to the apple tart. Lovely.

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

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And of course, very best wishes for the health of you and your family!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks so much - I love orange and ginger with apples...

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about 3 years ago dymnyno

Liz, this looks delicious! Perfect for a celebration.

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, Mare, left-overs tonight - except the tart is all gone ;)

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

This sounds delicious and I bet it is incredibly fragrant as it bakes. Sending good thoughts and wishes to you and your family.

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

The orange really seemed to work - didn't miss the traditional cinnamon and nutmeg one bit. Thank you!

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about 3 years ago TasteFood

Lovely recipe Liz! I am so happy your husband is better.

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thank you so very much for your kind thoughts and wishes!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Love the apples and oranges combo. Best wishes to your family.

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks for your kind words - you are building a beautiful recipe collection on the site...

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Yum! Looks and sounds delicious. Wish I had a slice right now!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, Liz - hope your heat comes back on - eager to try your grapefruit tart!

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about 3 years ago TiggyBee

lizthechef!! x & o's and all good thoughts to you and hubby. PS..the tart looks great too!! : )

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks - I was hoping for leftovers this morning but none left!