Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
An elegant apple dessert for a romantic fall dinner or even special guests!
- 2 cups flour
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup butter, cold, cut into small pieces
- 2 egg yolks
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 4 granny smith apples, peeled, diced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 pinch salt
- 1⁄4 cup cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Put the flour and salt into the bowl of a food processor and pulse briefly to combine.
- Add the butter and pulse quickly until the butter is "cut" and the mixture looks and feels like little pebbles.
- Add the egg yolks and half the cream and pulse to incorporate. Keep adding cream and pulsing until the dough starts to come together.
- Remove from the mixer, form into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
- In a heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter over high heat. Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon and apples and continue to cook until just soft, mixing constantly. Chill thoroughly.
- Combine the sugar, salt and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepot. Heat on high until the water evaporates and the sugar starts to color. Swirl the pan slowly as the sugar cooks. Let the sugar reach a nice golden brown and add the cream. Swirl to combine, pull off the heat and allow to cool.
- Combine flour, oatmeal and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Add butter and pulse until mixture looks and feels like pebbles. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Cut the tart dough into 4-ounce pieces. Roll the dough into 1/4-inch thick rounds, using a mixture of sugar and flour to keep the dough from sticking. Do not let the dough get warm. Place the rolled out rounds in the refrigerator to chill if necessary.
- Place a mound of the apple mixture in the center of the dough. Sprinkle with some of the topping mixture. Fold the sides of the dough up, allowing the dough to fold over onto itself on the sides, creating a pinwheel appearance. Press the package tight and refrigerate until chilled.
- Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, or until nicely golden brown. Serve with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.