Written by: Steve Stover
Date: November 24, 2013

For the crust

  • 1 1/2 cups flour, preferably unbleached
  • 1 1/4 sticks of butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For the filling

  • 5 medium apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin (about 1/4 inch) (Granny Smith apples work well)
  • 1 stick butter, preferably unsalted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans (whole or coarsely chopped)

Cooking Instructions

  • Place the flour and butter in the freezer separately for 30 minutes. Place the chilled flour and butter in a food processor with 1 teaspoon sugar. Mix quickly by turning food processor on and off while adding 1/4 to 1/3 cup of ice water, until mixture is barely grainy. Chunks of butter should still be visible. Mold into a ball, wrap, and place in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Roll dough to approximately 1/8” thickness. Spread on 9” tart pan, preferably with a removable bottom. You may substitute a pre-made pie crust.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Melt the butter, then add the brown sugar and cinnamon, and cook until dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Meanwhile, line the tart pan with apple slices in an attractive geometric pattern. Pour the butter/brown sugar mixture over the apples. Place in the oven for 20 minutes, add the pecans, and bake another 10-20 minutes, until golden brown. It may be necessary to cover the tart to prevent the nuts from burning.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the tart to cool at room temperature.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature with cinnamon ice cream.
  • Serves 8 – 12.

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    • shrimlock

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    • Otto Gronkowski

      Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.