Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Apple Tart.....Another Paula Deen Favorite

Hey ya'all! I am really starting to enjoy making Paula Deen recipes, because they always turn out so yummy. My family quite enjoys me making them as well. And if you're lucky, maybe you can stop by when I happen to make one. DELICIOUS! I've also learned that a good Paula Deen dessert in my kitchen is great bribery to get my kids to eat their dinner (yes, even broccoli). The sour cream adds a unique, yet delicious flavor. I also changed it up a little by sprinkling a little cinnamon on top. So give this one a try....I'm sure you'll love it. Let me know how it turns out!

Paula Deen's Apple Tart
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons sour cream

About 6 medium apples, peeled, pitted, and sliced
3 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup apricot preserves or jelly
1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
Mint, for garnish
Whipped topping, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

To make the crust:
Place the flour, butter, and sour cream in a food processor and pulse to combine. When the dough has formed a ball, pat with lightly floured hands into the bottom and sides of an ungreased 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom and 1/2-inch sides, or a round au gratin dish. Bake for about 18 minutes, until the crust is set but not browned. Let cool while preparing the filling.

Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

To make the filling:
Peel and thickly slice the apples. Arrange the apple slices in overlapping circles on top of the crust, until it's completely covered. Overfill the crust, as apples will shrink during cooking.

Combine the egg yolks, sour cream, sugar, and flour and beat until smooth. Pour the mixture over the apples. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour, until the custard sets and is pale golden in color. Cover with an aluminum foil tent if the crust gets too dark. Transfer the tart pan to a wire rack to cool. When cool, remove the side wall of the pan.

To make the glaze:
Combine the preserves or jelly and orange juice. Spread with a pastry brush over the top of the warm tart. Serve the tart warm, at room temperature or chilled. Garnish with fresh mint.

We ate our tart with ice cream on top. It made it extra good! I bet it would also be great with whipping cream. Now I'm off to start a wedding cake. I'll be posting that next, so stay tuned!


Mommy's Kitchen said...

Oh that looks good. I havent tried that one yet. Good Job.

Emmy said...

Thanks for another great recipe! I will have to try this soon! Looks so yummy

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks great would be esp good with English custard he he

Anonymous said...

haha, i love how you can tell it's a paula deen recipe when there is sour cream where you wouldn't expect it! never thought of using it in the crust. looks delicious!

Lynda said...

This looks so addictive...I love apple desserts!

♥peachkins♥ said...

These looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

Scrumptious apple tart!

Cal said...

Can you please move next door to me? that looks so delicious!

Michelle said...

I love Paula Dean. One of these days I am going to make her mile high apple pie. I watch her on Food Network and I absolutely love her!! Everything looks so good!!

Anonymous said...

This is an unusual pie crust recipe. Was it flaky? I'm going to try it...I just have no luck with flour/shortening/water crusts. Love the thick apple slices too.

doggybloggy said...

I would so love a slice of this tart....it looks so good!

Kamran Siddiqi said...

This is amazing! I love Paula Deen. I happen to call her my third grandma, I kid you not. She and I have so many things in common. One of them being our love for butter.

Okay, back to the post...

This looks sooo delicious and appetizing! I wish I had some warm apple tart right now with a cold glass of milk.

Great post!

~Kamran (The Sophisticated Gourmet)

Lisa said...

I love, love , love your blog. It's good to know someone in the world still takes being a homemaker seriously. I used to make the Rhubarb crumble for my family back when my kids were still home. I wish I had the time to do all you do. Your cakes are also amazing!!

MrsLavendula said...

ice cream and apple tart! my kind of sweet dessert!