A Taste of Heaven- Apple Custard Caramel Tart Recipe

Apple custard caramel tart
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A slice of heaven

So many delicious flavors in this recipe, your taste buds will thank you!  Vanilla custard, salted caramel, and apples coated with cinnamon,  all in a cinnamon tart shell.  This one will be worth the wait.

It is made from simple everyday baking ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboards.  I used frozen Cortland apples that we picked a few weeks ago at Stone Brook Hill Farm.  This tart will be really nice for entertaining as it looks amazing and it can be a nice change from a typical apple pie…simply scrumptious!

 

Apple custard caramel tart
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The Crust
 1 ¼ cups All purpose or cake flour
 ¼ tsp salt
 3 tbsp sugar
 ½ cup melted butter
The Custard
 3 eggs
 ½ cup sugar
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 2 cups milk
Caramel
 1 cup sugar
 ½ cup butter
 ½ cup heavy cream
 1 dash salt
 ¼ tsp vanilla (optional)
Apple Topping
 5 cups fresh or frozen sliced apples
 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ½ cup water
 1 tsp lemon juice
 2 tbsp butter
 ¼ cup brown sugar

1

Put all crust ingredients into a food processor and pulse until completely mixed.

pie crust
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tart crust
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Press the dough into a tart dish or pie plate using your fingers or rubber spatula until it even. ( I used a flan dish for this recipe)

tart dough
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4

Press dough into tart pan
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5

Trim the edges with a sharp knife to neaten the edges. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Tart crust
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6

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

7

Remove tart crust from the refrigerator and dot bottom with a fork before baking.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Tart crust
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8

While crust is baking, make the custard.

Heat milk on medium heat. Meanwhile whisk together eggs, sugar, and vanilla in stainless steel mixing bowl.

Scalded milk
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whisk eggs
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Remove milk from stove just before boiling and slowly pour hot milk into egg mixture while whisking briskly.

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When the crust is done, remove from the oven and place on a baking sheet.

baked tart shell
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12

Pour custard mixture into the baked crust and place it in the oven with the baking sheet.

pour custard into shell
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13

Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Tart prior to baking
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Caramel Topping
14

Place sugar in a small saucepan and add 1 tbsp. of water.

Cook on medium heat until a syrup forms.

Add butter while whisking briskly until it is blended smooth.

Caramel Sauce
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15

Add cream and continue to whisk and cook until bubbly and has a caramel consistency. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Apples
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Place apple topping ingredients to a skillet. Cook on medium heat until tender about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Apple topping
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17

When tart is finished cooking, remove from oven and let cool.

Baked custard pie
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18

Pour a layer of caramel on top of the custard.

Pour on caramel
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Place apple slices into the caramel in a decorative fashion. Chill for 3 hours and serve with fresh whipped cream

Apple Custard Pie
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Ingredients

The Crust
 1 ¼ cups All purpose or cake flour
 ¼ tsp salt
 3 tbsp sugar
 ½ cup melted butter
The Custard
 3 eggs
 ½ cup sugar
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 2 cups milk
Caramel
 1 cup sugar
 ½ cup butter
 ½ cup heavy cream
 1 dash salt
 ¼ tsp vanilla (optional)
Apple Topping
 5 cups fresh or frozen sliced apples
 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ½ cup water
 1 tsp lemon juice
 2 tbsp butter
 ¼ cup brown sugar

Directions

1

Put all crust ingredients into a food processor and pulse until completely mixed.

pie crust
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2

tart crust
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3

Press the dough into a tart dish or pie plate using your fingers or rubber spatula until it even. ( I used a flan dish for this recipe)

tart dough
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4

Press dough into tart pan
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5

Trim the edges with a sharp knife to neaten the edges. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Tart crust
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6

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

7

Remove tart crust from the refrigerator and dot bottom with a fork before baking.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Tart crust
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8

While crust is baking, make the custard.

Heat milk on medium heat. Meanwhile whisk together eggs, sugar, and vanilla in stainless steel mixing bowl.

Scalded milk
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9

whisk eggs
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10

Remove milk from stove just before boiling and slowly pour hot milk into egg mixture while whisking briskly.

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11

When the crust is done, remove from the oven and place on a baking sheet.

baked tart shell
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12

Pour custard mixture into the baked crust and place it in the oven with the baking sheet.

pour custard into shell
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13

Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Tart prior to baking
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Caramel Topping
14

Place sugar in a small saucepan and add 1 tbsp. of water.

Cook on medium heat until a syrup forms.

Add butter while whisking briskly until it is blended smooth.

Caramel Sauce
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15

Add cream and continue to whisk and cook until bubbly and has a caramel consistency. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Apples
16

Place apple topping ingredients to a skillet. Cook on medium heat until tender about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Apple topping
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17

When tart is finished cooking, remove from oven and let cool.

Baked custard pie
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18

Pour a layer of caramel on top of the custard.

Pour on caramel
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19

Place apple slices into the caramel in a decorative fashion. Chill for 3 hours and serve with fresh whipped cream

Apple Custard Pie
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Apple Custard Caramel Tart Recipe

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