I worked on this tart with a fellow student during the 'On Rue Tatin' cooking class with Susan Loomis. It is an easy recipe and extremely tasty! For more great recipes check out http://www.onruetatin.com/ You'll be seeing plenty more dishes from the class. Here is Susan's apple rosemary tart recipe.
For the pastry:
1-½ cups all-purpose flour
Large pinch sea salt
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut in small pieces
5 to 6 tablespoons chilled water
For the filling:
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
6 good-sized tart apples, cored, peeled and cut in ¼-inch thick slices
2/3 cup sugar
For the egg wash:
1 small egg
1 teaspoon water
- To make the pastry, place the flour and salt in a food processor, and process to mix. Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. With the food processor running, slowly add the water and process just until it is combined and the mixture is crumbly. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and gently press it into a ball. Let the pastry sit, covered, at room temperature for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lightly flour a work surface, and roll out the pastry to a 14-inch circle. Roll the pastry around the rolling pin and unroll it in a 9-1/2 inch removable-bottom tart tin, with the edges of the pastry overlapping evenly all around. Gently fit the pastry against the sides of the tart tin.
- Mince the rosemary. Place half the apple slices in the pastry, sprinkle with half the sugar and the rosemary. Top with the remaining apples and the remaining sugar. Bring the edges of the pastry up and over the apples—they won't completely cover the apples, which is fine.
- Whisk together the egg and the water, and brush the pastry with the mixture. Place the tart tin on a baking sheet, and bake in the lower third of the oven until the pastry is golden and the apples are softened and juicy, about 30-40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and place the tart tin on an upturned bowl to remove the sides. Let the tart cool to room lukewarm, or room temperature, then serve.