We are in the midst of a fall heat-wave…98 degrees the day I baked this tart. Not exactly the fall baking experience I was looking for but what can you do? I certainly won’t complain about our great year-round weather but it would have felt more like fall, baking an apple tart, in lets say maybe something in the 70’s haha!
This tart recipe is pretty simple…basically three steps.
- The crust is not new to us. We have used it in previous recipes and comes together easily.
- The apples, which I subbed for the pears, are sautéed in butter and then some sugar. I had never done this and I am wondering why?? They looked so good as they browned up on random edges and sides. I could have eaten them plain, just out of the pan.
- The almond topping is just egg whites, confectioner sugar, and almonds.
Seriously, very simple recipe and yet quite elegant looking. I would say very good for a brunch or luncheon. All my tasters agreed that this was delicious! They loved it!
Personally, I preferred the plain apples. 🙂