Monday, December 8, 2008

Apple Walnut Tart

Apple Walnut Tart
...try this one..a great dessert recipe...its amazing.!

  • 3 (12-ounce) packages STOUFFER'S® Harvest Apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely ground walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Thaw escalloped apples in microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 6 to 7 minutes. Stir together apples, toasted walnuts, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, and apple pie spice. Set aside.
Stir together graham cracker crumbs and next 3 ingredients until blended. Press mixture firmly into an 11-inch tart pan or a 9-inch pieplate.
Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Set tart crust aside.
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Add granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes).
Spoon apple mixture evenly over crust; spread with meringue, sealing to edge of crust.
Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20 minutes.
The dessert recipe is ready....hmm.....delicious ! Great one !

Apple Tart with Citrus Crust

Apple Tart with Citrus Crust..a nice dessert recipes...!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup water

To prepare the crust: Sift together flour, cake flour, and salt. Stir in the grated rind. Cut butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the sugar and combine. Mix together the water and vanilla; add to the flour mixture, blending with a fork until it forms a loose dough. Pat the dough into a ball; flatten slightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Peel and core the apples, and cut into 1/16-inch slices. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
Remove the pastry from the refrigerator. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin or heavy glass tumbler to roll dough into a circle with 10 to 11-inch diameter. To make lifting easier, fold circle in half and place over a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom, then unfold.
Press the pastry into the pan, trimming the top edge level with the top of the pan. Arrange the apples in the pastry shell, first against the sides, then filling in the center. Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the top. Dot with butter.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Remove from the oven; place on a wire rack to cool.
Meanwhile, heat the apricot jam with water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the jam liquefies. Generously brush mixture over the slightly cooled tart.
Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. The dessert recipe of apple tart is ready to serve...great ! Enjoy the dessert !


Apple Rum Tartlets

Apple Rum Tartlets...A nice dessert recipe to try...delicious !

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 8 cups (6 to 8) Fuji or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup light rum
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 16 (3-inch) baked tart let shells
  • Mint leaves (optional)

In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples, sugar, 1 tablespoon orange zest, and the cinnamon. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are just tender. Reserve about 2 cups of apple slices to garnish tops of tarts. Cook remaining apple mixture until slices are very soft.
Blend rum and cornstarch; stir into soft apple mixture. Cook and stir until mixture boils and thickens. Cool completely.
To serve, spoon soft apple mixture into tart let shells. Fan some reserved apple slices on top of each tart let. Garnish with remaining orange zest, and, if desired, mint leaves. The dessert recipe of apple rum tart is ready to serve...enjoy the dessert ! Delicious !

Apple Mince Tart

Apple Mince Tart...a nice dessert recipe ...try this one !

  • 3 tart baking apples, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups mincemeat
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam, melted
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
In a bowl combine thinly sliced apples with lemon juice; tossing to coat evenly.
Spread mincemeat in unbaked pie shell; arrange the apples on top. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Dot with butter.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the apples are tender. Brush with melted apricot jam. The dessert recipe is ready and makes 9 servings. Great taste !

Apple Danish Cheesecake

Apple Danish amazing dessert recipe to try ! Nice one !

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds

In a small bowl, combine flour, almonds and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Add extract. Shape dough into a ball; place between two sheets of waxed paper. Roll out into a 10-inch circle.
Transfer to a greased 9-inch springform pan; gently press dough against the bottom and up the sides of pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and cream of tartar until smooth. Add egg; beat on low just until combined. Pour over crust.
In a bowl, combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add apples and stir until coated. Spoon over the filling. Sprinkle with almonds.
Bake at 350*F (175*C) for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight and remove sides of pan. The dessert recipe of apple cheesecake is ready to serve....enjoy the dessert !

Apple Butterscotch Tart

Apple Butterscotch Tart...a great dessert recipe...try this one !

  • 1 pastry for single-crust pie
  • 5 cups peeled and thinly sliced tart green apples
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter or margarine
  • 1 container vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Line 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom with pastry; trim away excess pastry. Arrange apples in pastry shell; sprinkle morsels over apples. Combine flour, sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle mixture over filling.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender when pierced with a sharp knife. Remove side of tart pan. Serve warm with ice cream...and the dessert recipe is ready t0 serve...great taste 1

Apple Brandy Custard Tart

Apple Brandy Custard Tart...a nice dessert recipe to try !

  • 1 (9-inch) pie shell
  • 3 Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, halved, and cored
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • Dash ground nutmeg
Heat oven to 425° F. Lightly prick bottom of pie shell with fork; bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Reduce oven heat to 325° F.
Slice apple halves crosswise and partway through into 3/8-inch-thick slices, keeping each half intact on the other side. Arrange sliced halves, slightly fanned out, in prebaked shell.
In medium bowl, combine half-and-half, eggs, sugar, brandy, and nutmeg. Pour over apples and bake 40 minutes or until set. The dessert recipe is ready to serve...