Apple Tart

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Most people find apples delicious.  Another good thing about them is that they are among the top ten foods that provide a great deal of health benefits.  This is a simple way of preparing a scrumptious, fruity tart.  You will not like any other after trying this one …

1 ready made rolled tart/pie dough or puff pastry for one 10-inch (25-cm) round baking tray

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5-6 tart apples (like Granny Smith or Braeburn)* (approx.. 2 pounds = 1 kg)

250 g mascarpone
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
4 tablespoons sugar

*You can prepare this tart with other fruit, preferably those with a taste on the acid side:   apricot, rhubarb, sour cherry, prune plum (see my Homemade Prune Plum Tart), etc.

Preheat oven:  200°C (400°F)

Roll out crust and press it into a pie baking dish of your preference.  Prick dough with a fork.

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Peel and slice apples.  Lay apple slices a bit overlapping in the prepared baking dish.

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Optional:  If fruit is not too sweet, sprinkle a bit of extra sugar over it.

For the custard:  Blend mascarpone, vanilla extract, eggs, and sugar until well mixed together.  Pour the mix evenly over fruit.

Bake for 35-40 min in the lowest level of the oven until custard had set and is golden brown.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Keep tart at room temperature the day you bake it.  Wrap and refrigerate leftovers … if any!  My son prefers it after it has been cooled in the fridge!

P.S. Tart or pie?  You will find many discussions about these two terms.  Though, here is one explanation that I like:  Pie Or Tart: What’s The Difference.

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