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Rustic Apple Tart & Touches of Fall

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My darling Jim knows me too well. As he unpacked the POD he made sure each box labeled "FALL" or "HALLOWEEN" was delivered to my feet without being asked. It felt like Christmas as I threw wrappings and paper all over the living room, squealing with glee as I became reacquainted with some of my favorite pieces of fall.  To further put us in the fall and Halloween mode I decided to try making a rustic apple tart and it turned out so well!

Rustic Apple Tart
1 refrigerated pie crust (or your own recipe)
6-7 apples ( I recommend using half Granny Smiths and half a sweet baking apple such as Rome Beauty or Gala)
1/2 c sugar or so. If you use only sweet apples then cut that back to 1/4)
2 TBS fresh orange or lemon juice
1.5 TSP cinnamon
1/2 TSP ginger
1/4 TSP nutmeg
2 TBS flour
Milk or cream and sugar for the crust wash

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel, core, and thinly slice apples and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the orange or lemon juice, sugar,flour and toss. Add the spices and toss well until the apples are well coated.

On a floured surface, roll out the pie crust a few more inches if you can. It can be thin on the bottom but don't let it get any holes. It helps to let the refrigerated kind soften a bit at room temperature.  Transfer crust to a nonstick baking sheet or line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment.

Mound apples in the center of the crust leaving about an 1.5 inches around the edge. Do not include the liquid at the bottom of the bowl. You don't want a soggy tart.

Pull up the edges up and over the apples. The sides will not meet and you should see the apples in the center. You are just creating a  crust frame I guess. Brush on the milk or cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for approximately an hour. Let sit 15 minutes before serving.

I served it to my sister's family and we all seemed to enjoy it. And only having 1 crust cuts down on the fat in a regular apple pie. Bonus!

Can you see the apples? Hmm? Can ya? Can ya? Do you see? 

And so I got to do a little decorating for fall and now I feel festive!  Our house is really starting to feel like home now!

Hello Mr. Mercury Glass Pumpkin.  So we meet again.

My sister brought this back from the Rinebeck NY Sheep and Wool Festival.
It's made out of unspun wool.

We all have one of these hanging up, right?

No need to tell me twice. We're are right on the T-n-T



  1. You are awesome! I'm going right out to the shed and get my fall stuff to put out. It's still packed away from last year. Please send the rustic pie via FedEx. LOL

  2. Everything looks great!


  3. oh this is what i love about fall: apples! and boots.

    visiting via truesday's treasures and want to share thislink to my giveaway just in case you're a lover of shabby chic like me:



  4. YUM! Bookmarking the recipe to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. When we do I will give you a shout back!!!

  5. This looks great - I love these kinds of recipes. I love using apples in baking, especially now!

  6. This looks tasty! Anything involving apples, cinnamon, and ice cream has got to be good.

  7. What a great looking recipe!

    Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


  8. Oh Jenny this looks amazing! So glad you linked it up to this week's BFF Open House!

  9. Just wanted to let you know I featured your wonderful tart as part of my link party wrap up! If you're so inclined, grab a featured button from my sidebar!

  10. Yum! And lovely fall decor!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share girl!


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