Szarlotka (Polish Apple Pie)

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In a food processor, put

  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch salt

Pulse a few times to blend and then add:

  • 8 ox cold cubed butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2-3 tbsps ice water

Blend until almost coming together – remove and knead a bit on a counter.

Remove 1/4 of the dough, wrap and freeze

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Apple Ginger Tart

The crust is soooo flaky!

In a food processor, put

  • 1-2/3 cups flour
  • 2 sticks of cool butter, cut into cubes

Pulse 5-6 times

Add…

  • 6 tbsps sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps almond flour

Process until it almost holds together.  Remove, form into a flat round, wrap in plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes.

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Almond Apple Tart

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Apple Almond Tart_1.13.1Crust:

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp apple pie spice
  • 6 tbsps cold butter diced
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1-2 tbsps cold water
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract

In a food processor, put the flour, apple pie spice, almond flour and sugar. Pulse to blend.  Add the butter and pulse 5-6 times.  Add the yolk, extract and 1-2 tbsps water to form a dough.  Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 15-20 minutes. Continue reading