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Brown Sugar Brandied Caramel Apple Tart

Delicate slices of fresh apples and the sweetness of Domino® Light Brown Sugar combine with bright, flavorful spices to create this light and flaky dessert.

For the Tart
  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon Domino® Golden Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) Unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup Ice water
  • 6 medium Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Domino® Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Domino® Turbinado Washed Raw Cane Sugar

For the Brandied Caramel Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 cup Domino® Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons brandy

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Prep Time + Rest Time: 1 Hour 25 minutes / Cook Time: 50 minutes / Yields: 12 servings

Step 1

In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender or a pastry fork, cut butter into the flour mixture until the mixture is crumbly. Add ice water little by little and toss with a fork to moisten the dough. Turn the dough onto a work surface and knead twice. Pat the dough into a rectangle. Wrap with plastic paper and allow the dough to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. 

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line one baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 3

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to form a 12x16-inch rectangle. Carefully, transfer dough to prepared baking sheet.

Step 4

In a large bowl, toss the apple slices with the brown sugar and lemon juice. Arrange the apple slices in overlapping rows leaving a 2-inch border around. Fold the edge of the dough. Brush the edge with egg wash and sprinkle turbinado sugar.

Step 5

Bake the tart for 50 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven.

Step 6

While the tart is baking, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in cream and sugar. Heat mixture for a boil, stirring continuously. Add salt and brandy; boil for 5 minutes until the mixture thickens.

Step 7

Cut the tart in 12 pieces and drizzle sauce over each piece. Serve warm.

Additional Tips
  • The brandy can be replaced with apple brandy or apple juice if desired.
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