2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
1/2 cup ice water
4 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, small-diced
4 tablespoons apricot jelly
2 tablespoons Calvados, rum, or water
- Place the first three ingredients in a bowl and cut in butter until pea sized. I’m cooking in a little, modesty furnished Polish apartment kitchen, so I used two knives. You can also use a pastry blender or food processor.
- Add just enough ice water that the mixture begins to come together as a dough.
- Kneed into a ball, wrap, and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees; line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Roll the dough until it’s just over 10 x 14 inches, place the dough on the parchment, and refrigerate.
|How do you like my rolling pin?|
- Peel apples, and slice in half – top to bottom.
- Remove stem and seeds (I used a small knife and a teaspoon).
- Slice the apples crosswise, approx. 1/4 inch thick.
- Arrange the slices diagonally on the dough.
- Sprinkle the apples with sugar and dot with butter.
- Bake for 45 minutes to one hour, until browned.
- Heat the jelly and which ever liquid you’re using, brush the entire tart with the jelly mixure.
|I had trouble separating the tart and paper while warm or cool – ended up filling it onto a greased parchment and peeling away forever!|
- Loosen the tart so it doesn’t stick to the paper. (This is what I had difficulty doing.)
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.