Recipe by A Messy Cook
This scrumptious tart is a slightly modified version of a recipe from "The Food Journal of Lewis and Clark: Recipes for an Expedition." Its unique cornmeal crust makes it stand out from all the other apple desserts available. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 3 -4 tablespoons ice water
- 2 lbs cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 1⁄3 cup raw sugar or 1⁄3 cup sucanat or 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon lemon zest
Directions See How It's Made
- For crust, stir together dry ingredients; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, and add water one tablespoon at a time until dough holds together.
- Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill about 20 minutes.
- For filling, melt butter, sugar, and cinnamon in skillet; add apple slices and cook over medium heat until tender, stirring occasionally (about 15 minutes).
- Remove dough from refrigerator, and roll out between parchment paper to form an 8-10 inch disk; place dough in tart pan with removable bottom, and press up sides of pan.
- With slotted spoon, spoon apple filling into tart crust.
- Combine topping ingredients in small bowl and sprinkle over filling.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees, or until crust is golden brown; cool on rack.