Hidden Rose Apple Tart

hidden rose apple tart | apt 2b baking co
hidden rose apple tart | apt 2b baking co
hidden rose apple tart | apt 2b baking co
hidden rose apple tart | apt 2b baking co
hidden rose apple tart | apt 2b baking co

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Hidden Rose Apple Tart

makes one 9-inch tart

1/2 recipe all butter pie crust or your favorite pie crust

Hazelnut Frangipane (recipe follows)

4 medium apples

3 tablespoons sugar

pinch salt

1 egg 

1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Peel and slice the apples into thin slices.

Roll out the pie crust to a 12-inch circle and transfer it to the parchment lined baking sheet. Spread the frangipane on the crust, leaving a 2-inch border around the edges. Lay the apple slices over the frangipane in a slightly overlapping layer in a decorative pattern, leaving a 2-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle the sugar along with a pinch of salt evenly over the fruit. 

Fold the excess dough over the fruit and press gently to seal the folds. Put the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze the tart until the dough is very firm, about 15 minutes. While the tart is chilling, preheat the oven to 400ΒΊF and whisk the egg in a small bowl. 

After the tart has chilled, brush the dough with the beaten egg and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake the tart until deep golden brown, 35-45 minutes.

Hazelnut Frangipane

adapted from the Violet Bakery Cookbook

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup ground hazelnuts

1 large egg yolk

4 teaspoons heavy cream

pinch salt

Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy. Add the hazelnuts followed by the egg yolk, cream, and salt. Beat well.