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Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart Recipe

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This recipe for Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart, by , is from The Becker Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Cindy Ehlers
Added: Sunday, September 20, 2009


1/2 c. butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c. flour
2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium pear, peeled and thinly sliced
4 1/2 t. cornstarch
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. ground cardamom
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
1/4 c. orange juice
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. apricot jam, warmed

In a small mixing bow, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add flour, beating just until mixture forms a ball. Over and refrigerate for 1 hour.
In a large bowl, combine apples and pear. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and spices; stir in orange juice until smooth. Stir in brown sugar until blended. Add to apple mixture and stir gently to coat.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 14 inch circle. Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spoon filling over the pastry to within 2 inch of edges. Fold up edges of pastry over filling, leaving center uncovered.
Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden and filling bubbly. Spread with apricot jam. Using parchment paper, slide tart onto a wire rack to cool.

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