Glazed Apple Tart

With a rich butter crust and plenty of juicy apples, this tart is about as classic and comforting a dessert as you can get. What's different in this version is that the apples are crowned with an extra-crunchy almond topping made with store-bought granola cereal.

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  • prep 20 min    cook 65 min
  • serves 16

Glazed Apple Tart

SECRET INGREDIENT: granola with raisins

With a rich butter crust and plenty of juicy apples, this tart is about as classic and comforting a dessert as you can get. What’s different in this version is that the apples are crowned with an extra-crunchy almond topping made with store-bought granola cereal.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter or margarine
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 6 baking apples, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups granola cereal with raisins
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

    How to make it  

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • 2

    In a large bowl, cut the butter into the flour and 1/4 cup of the sugar until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  • 3

    Combine the egg yolk and water in a cup. Stir into the flour mixture and mix lightly.Form the dough into a ball, press onto the bottom and sides of an ungreased 10 x 15-inch baking pan. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

  • 4

    Sprinkle the apples over the crust. Combine the granola, almonds, and remaining sugar in a medium bowl. Sprinkle over the apples.

  • 5

    Bake until the apples are tender, about 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

  • 6

    Combine the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice in a cup until smooth, then drizzle over the top. Cut into 16 slices and serve.

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