Apple Pie Brulee

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Pie crust
  • 1 12
    cups flour
  • 12
    butter, diced
  • 3
    tablespoons water
  • Filling
  • 2
    dessert apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2
    tablespoons water
  • 6
    eggs, yplks
  • 14
    cup superfine sugar
  • 1 12
  • Topping
  • 1
    dessert apple, cored, thinly sliced and tossed in lemon juice
  • 14
    cup superfine sugar
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Place flour in a bowl with the butter, using a pastry knife, cut in butter till mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in just enough water to make a smooth dough. Knead lightly then cut into 5 pieces.
  • Roll 1 piece of dough out thinly anduse to line 4 inch, removeable bottom mini tart pans (can also use ramekins). Trim off extra dough and reserve. Repeat for 5 pans and use extra to line 6th. Chill 15 min.
  • Line pie shells with waxed paper and fill with pie weights then bake for 10 minute Remove weights and paper, and bake another 5 minute Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 350.
  • Put apples in a saucepan with wate. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or untill soft. Mash till smooth.
  • Using a fork, mix together egg yolks and sugar in a bowl.
  • Pour cream into saucepan and bring almost to a boil. Gradually stir cream into egg mixture.
  • Strain custard into apple mixture and mix well before spooning into pie shells.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or untill custard is set. Let Cool.
  • 25 minutes before serving remove pies from tart pans. overlap apple slices on pies and sprinkle with sugar. Use a blowtorch to caramelize the sugar.
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