One weekend we went a little crazy buying apples, and couldn't figure out any more dishes to possible add apples to. When my husband asked for an apple pie, I decided to be a little less formal and whip up this apple tart recipe. You can't go wrong with any recipe that is "free form" technique.
The great thing about tarts, you can use up any left over fruit. But the crust is to die for! My secret ingredient to the most buttery and flaky crust is butter flavored shortening. Trust me, once you try it, you'll never go back to regular stick butter.
Apple Tart Recipe
45-55 minutes cook time
2.5 hr total prep and cook time
1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
3/4 C butter flavored shortening, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup ice water
3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
4 large Golden Delicious apples—peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
2 tablespoons melted apricot preserves
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