Saturday, November 7, 2009

Apple Pinenut Tart

Ingredients for 8
2 ½ cups flour, 1 ½ cups sugar, 2 ½ sticks softened unsalted
butter, a
heavy 1/2 cup apricot preserves, 2 egg yolks, 5 crisp sweet
apples, 1 heavy cup pine nuts, cinnamon,
Soften butter and combine with eggs, sugar and flour. Work
the dough until the consistency is soft and delicate. Prepare
a mold on a shallow-edged baking sheet with parchment
paper. Smooth dough onto the full surface of the mold.
Spread with apricot preserves. Peel, core and slice apples.
Layer the apples on top of the preserves. Sprinkle the apples
lightly with sugar and cinnamon. Scatter the pine nuts.
Bake 30 minutes at 350F. Dust with confectioner's sugar,
cut into squares and serve.

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