Apple Tart - Schumacher's Hotel

With a cheddar cheese pastry and crisp Granny Smith apples, this tart is sure to impress family and friends. Nondairy creamer imparts a richness to the filling and enhances the crumb topper.

Apple Tart - Schumacher's Hotel
Servings: 8 Prep 35 mins Chill 1 hr Bake 400°F 35 mins to 40 mins

Ingredients

Pastry:
  • Pastry:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons ice water
Filling:
  • Filling:
  • 1/3 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 Granny Smith apples (1-3/4 pounds), peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Make It

Pastry:

1. Mix flour and salt in bowl. With pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Add cheese. Sprinkle water over flour mixture, tossing with fork, until dough comes together. Do not overmix. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Grease nonstick baking sheet. Flatten dough on sheet. Cover with plastic wrap. Roll into 12-inch circle. Remove plastic wrap. Make 1/2-inch-high rim; flute.

3. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Filling:

4. Mix creamer, brown sugar, flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in bowl. Sprinkle half over crust. With pastry blender, cut butter into remaining half of sugar mixture until crumbly.

5. Arrange apple slices on crust. Mix lemon juice and almond extract; sprinkle over apples. Top with sugar-butter mixture.

6. Bake in 400 degrees F oven 35 to 40 minutes, until apples are tender. Cool on sheet on rack 15 minutes. Run large spatula under tart to loosen. Slide onto serving dish. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 415, Fat, total (g): 24, chol. (mg): 27, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 46, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 276, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.