Crostata di Mele (Country Apple Tart)

May 5, 2013Posted in:

Crostata di Mele
Country Apple Tart
Serves 8

1 recipe Pastry Crust (page 127)
2-3 slightly tart apples, such as Macintosh or Granny Smith (1 ½-2 cups sliced)
1 recipe Pastry Cream (pg 87)
2 tablespoons sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the piecrust as directed, leaving the oven on while the crust cools.
2. To assemble the tart, peel and slice the apples. Spread the pastry cream inside the pastry shell to make a layer 3.4 inch deep. Arrange the sliced apples on top of the cream filling and sprinkle them with the sugar. Cover the tart with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes. The tart is ready when lightly browned on top. Serve the tart warm or at room temperature.