Oh my, we are in the last month of fall! Somebody STOP the time from flying so fast!
I have a fun Food Fight from you this month. This month, I will try to help you find a dessert for the holidays!
Pies are a classic dessert to serve for Thanksgiving, but have you thought of tarts? Tarts can be a beautiful addition to your holidays as well!
That is why Pies and Tarts will be battling it out today.
Before we let them fight, I will share a new dessert that I will be serving these holidays!
Apple Pie Custard Tart!
This tart turned out to be absolutely amazing! It’s a smooth and creamy custard in a graham cracker crust and topped with warm, homemade apple pie filling.
Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe it though. The slice you see in the photo didn’t even make it off the photo table. Little man was circling the table while I was taking pictures like a little shark. The second I put the camera down, he was half way through the piece! Hubby had two slices the second he walked through the door too!
This tart also has a special meaning to us as well. It was kind of an accident but this tart is a tribute to my husband’s grandparents.
I sent a picture of the tart to my husband while I was making it and he asked me what it was. I told him that it was kind of like an apple pie on to of a custard tart. It’s a British + American dessert and they go perfectly together. Like his grandparents!
Apple Pie Custard Tart | Pies VS. Tarts Food Fight
- 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 5 tbs melted butter
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 1/3 cup of white granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup of half and half cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Apple Pie Topping:
- 2 tbs butter
- 4-5 medium apples peeled, cored and diced
- 3 tbs brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- First, make the crust. In a mixing bowl, combine graham crackers, brown sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Mix very well until all evenly incorporated.
- Spread the crumb mixture in to a 9-inch tart pan. Press the crust down all over the bottom and all the way up the sides. Press firmly and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Note: If you want your tart thicker (size wise, not texture), double the custard recipe.
- To make the custard: Place half and half into a small sauce pan, and heat it up on medium while you are working on the egg mixture. In a large mixing bowl, mix flour and sugar together. Add the egg and mix it with a wooden spoon until all smooth and even. When the cream begins to boil, start slowly pouring it in the egg mixture while whisking. Add the vanilla while still whisking.
- Slowly pour the custard mixture into the crust and carefully place the tart pan on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-23 minutes (touch the center lightly to make sure it's cooked).
- While the custard is baking, prepare the apple pie topping.
- In a sauce pot, melt the butter and add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the diced apples. Mix until all apples are evenly covered. Cook on medium heat, covered until nice and soft. Remember to stir often.
- When the tart is ready, let it cool for 10-15 minutes and spread the apple mixture over the top.
On To The Food Fight!!
In the RIGHT corner, we have Pies…
In the LEFT corner, we have Tarts…
Now, they fight and you should VOTE! Leave a comment here or on any social media network and tell me who do you think should be the winner.
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Winter Battles begin next month!