There is only one thing I love more than desserts, and that’s EASY desserts.

 

I am usually not a fan of apple pies.  They are too doughy and just don’t excite me.  But this tart was so delicious. The apples were perfectly tart, with a melt in your mouth buttery crust and warm cinnamon throughout the entire tart.

This is also an excellent way to use up left over apples.  I had some in the fridge that were on the verge of going bad. Which was my reason for trying to find a last minute use for them. This was no mistake. Not only should this tart replace any apple pie you normally make, it shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions. This tart is so great with tea or coffee, a scoop of ice cream, or crumbled over yogurt the next day. You can’t go wrong.

Hello gorgeous. Look at those specs of cinnamon. Blissful.

Rustic Apple Tart

2 cups flour

1 cup brown sugar

3 tsp cinnamon

2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

6 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced

2 tbs lemon juice

pinch of salt

In a food processor or mixer combine flour, sugar, salt and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Add in the butter and mix until the dough resembles peas.  Press two-thirds of the mixture into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch spring form pan.

Toss apple slices with lemon juice and put half of the apples into the pan. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. of cinnamon. Add the remaining apples and sprinkle with another tsp. of cinnamon. Sprinkle the rest of the crumb mixture on top of the apples.

Bake the tart in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour 15 minutes. 

I know you have apples buried in your fridge somewhere! Go make this tart right now.

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