Rustic Apple Tart

You can call it rustic apple¬† tart or apple crostata , whatever you want. I think they call it rustic because there is really no rule to fold it , doesn’t take much time , like any other pastry or pie stuff . Just dump the fruit , fold the dough and throw them in the oven . Very easy and simple !! Especially when you don’t have much time to spend during the day to make a yummy dessert , this would be a good choice . Just make the crust ahead of time though ,because it needs to chill for at least an hour , just like any other pie crust .You can serve this warm with vanilla ice cream or just serve it as it is . No problem !

You need for the crust : 

1 cup of all purpose flour

2 tbsp. of sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1 stick of very cold unsalted butter , diced

2 tbsp. ice cold water

In a food processor , pulse the flour , sugar , salt together , then add the butter , pulse until coarse mixture reached , then add the cold water , pulse just until the dough comes together , don’t let it come together into a big ball . Remove , chill at least 1 hour .When you’re ready , roll your pie crust into 11 inch circle . Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet . Prepare the apples

For the filling :

3 large granny smith apples , peeled , cut into 8 slices , then cut each slices into 3-4 pieces

grated lemon / orange zest

Mix this mixture together , and dump the apples in the middle of the crust . Leaving about 1 1/2 inch on the sides to be folded later on .

For the topping

1/4 cup of all purpose flour

1/4 tsp. of cinnamon

1/8 tsp. of all spice

1/4 cup of sugar

1/2 stick of unsalted cold butter , diced

Mix flour , cinnamon and spices and sugar together , then add the diced butter , pulse in a food processor until mixture becomes crumbly . Remove and put in a bowl , mix with your hand , then sprinkle on the apples . Fold the crust in , bake at 425 F , for about 20-25 minutes . Serve warm or at room temperature , top with ice cream of you like .

 

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