A Taste of Heaven- Apple Custard Caramel Tart Recipe

Apple custard caramel tart
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!

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Apple custard caramel tart

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

2

tart crust

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

4

Press dough into tart pan

5

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

Tart crust

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

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

9

whisk eggs

10

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

11

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

baked tart shell

12

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

pour custard into shell

13

Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Tart prior to baking

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

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

17

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

Baked custard pie

18

Pour a layer of caramel on top of the custard.

Pour on caramel

19

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

Apple Custard Pie

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

2

tart crust

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

4

Press dough into tart pan

5

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

Tart crust

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

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

9

whisk eggs

10

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

11

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

baked tart shell

12

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

pour custard into shell

13

Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Tart prior to baking

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

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

17

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

Baked custard pie

18

Pour a layer of caramel on top of the custard.

Pour on caramel

19

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

Apple Custard Pie

Apple Custard Caramel Tart Recipe

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