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8 tbsps. unsalted butter
7 to 8 cooking apples (about 2-3/4 lbs. preferably Granny Smith or
l cup sugar
Basic Short Crust Pastry (see recipe to follow)
Preheat oven 425. Melt butter in a deep l2″ skillet over med-high
heat. Add apples & sugar & stir to combine. Cook for 20 mins.stiring
carefully from time to time so the apples & sugar do not stick.
Increase heat to high & cook until apples & sugar are a deep golden
brown, about l0 mins.longer.Watch carefully to be sure apples and
sugar do not burn. Literally pile apples into an unbuttered round
l0=l/2″ glass baking dish. Roll out dough slightly larger than dish
& place on top of apples, tucking a bit of the dough around the edge
into the dish. Bake until apples bubble & pastry is golden brown
about 20 mins. Remove tart from oven & immediately invert it onto a
large heatproof serving platter. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Basic Short Crust Pastry: l-l/2 cups all purpose flour; 7 tbsps.
unsalted cubed room temperature butter; l tbsp. sugar; l large egg
pinch of salt and l tbsps. water. (approx.).
Place the flour in a large shallow bowl and make a well in the
center. Add the butter, sugar, egg and salt to the well and mix
them togehter with your fingers. Very gradually work n the flour
Sprinkle the water as needed over the flour mixture and knead until
well blended. Wrap the pastry in plastic wrap and refrigerate for
about 30 minutes.
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