Brown Butter Apple Tart

Brown Butter Apple Tart
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

What's known by pastry chefs as beurre noisette (literally, hazelnut butter) is what makes this Brown Butter Apple Tart so delicious.

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10
Servings
232
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • refrigerated pie crust, defrosted
  • large eggs
  • 1  Cup  sugar
  • 1  Cup  unsalted butter
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1/2  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • firm, tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices

Directions

Place pie crust in tart pan. Prick bottom and sides and bake as directed. Let cool.

Adjust oven temperature to 350 degrees. Whisk eggs and sugar in a medium bowl just to blend. In a medium saucepan over low heat, cook butter until golden brown, being careful not to burn. Let butter cool for 10 minutes. Slowly whisk brown butter into egg mixture; add vanilla, flour, and salt. Line tart shell with apples. Pour filling over apples.

Bake until apples are deep golden brown and filling is puffed and set in center. Let cool on a wire rack about 2 hours. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
36g
28%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
26mg
3%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
52µg
13%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
40mg
6%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
168mg
11%
Water
2g
0%

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Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.