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Simple Apple Tart Recipe

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2 sheets defrosted puff pastry
1 egg whisked
2 pounds Gayla apples
1/2 cup sugar
5 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes


!/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoon flakey salt

1. Heat oven to 400 (375 for confection oven)
2. Unfold puff pastry sheets on parchment lined sheet tray. Lay pastry sheets side by side and brush a line of whisked egg on the edge and on the seam that will overlay.
3. Cut Gayla apples into thin slices. Arrange apples in 3 rows across the pastry dough, leaving a 1 inch border. Sprinkle sugar evenly over the apples, then scatter the cubes of butter on top. Fold the edges of the pastry over ond crimp with a fork.
4. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, until pastry is a deep golden brown.

CARAMEL.....Melt butter in a small pot. Whisk in brown sugar and let bubble for a minute. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla extract. Whisk continually for 2 minutes, until caramel comes togeher. Stir in flaky salt and remove from heat. Drizzle tart with caramel.




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