Apple Crumb Croustades

Apple Crumb Croustades Recipe
This is a romantic dessert because two people share each free-form tart. You can cut them in half and serve on two plates, or just dig into one with two forks.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1/2 croustade)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 320
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 10.4 g
Satfat 5.1 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 52.7 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Cholesterol 26 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 313 mg
Calcium 29 mg

Ingredients

Crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
3 1/2 tablespoons ice water
Filling:
2 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apple (about 2 medium)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon water
1 large egg white
Topping:
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces

Preparation

To prepare crust, lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1 cup flour and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; cut in 3 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 3 1/2 tablespoons ice water; stir just until moist. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface; knead lightly 5 times. Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Place each dough portion between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; roll each dough portion, still covered, into an 8-inch circle. Chill 10 minutes. Uncover dough; place dough circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare filling, combine apple and juice; toss to coat. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon; toss to combine. Place half of apple mixture in the center of each dough circle, leaving a 2-inch border; fold edges of dough toward center, pressing gently to seal (dough will only partially cover apple mixture). Combine 1 tablespoon water and egg white; brush mixture gently over outside of crust.

To prepare topping, combine 2 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon; cut in 1 1/2 teaspoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle mixture evenly over apple mixture in the center of each croustade. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden.

Note:

Julie Grimes Bottcher,

October 2005
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