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Apple Chestnut Tart

Apple Chestnut Tart

This recipe combines apples with another cool weather product—chestnuts. Use fresh chestnuts; boil and peel or use packaged peeled chestnuts.


for the crust:

5 ounces margarine, cold

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour


for the filling and glaze:

12 ounces peeled chestnuts

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon rum extract

3 Golden delicious apples, peeled

2 eggs

1/3 cup apricot jam

2 tablespoons water


prepare the crust:

This crust is most easily prepared in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Blend together margarine and confectioners’ sugar. Add egg and process until combined. Add flour and pulse 4 or 5 times to incorporate flour.

Gather together dough and pat into a large disc. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate one hour until the dough is firm.


prepare filling:

In the food processor, pulse chestnuts, confectioners’ sugar and rum until just combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, pulsing to incorporate.

Cut the apple into quarters and remove the core. Slice each quarter as thin as possible using a mandoline or slicer and set aside the small end slices for another use.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out the dough into a 12” circle. Ease dough into a 9” tart pan with a removable bottom, folding in any overhanging dough. Prick the dough all over with the tines of a fork. Freeze tart shell for 20 minutes. Place a sheet of parchment on the dough and fill with pie weights or dry beans. Bake10 minutes and remove from oven.

 Remove parchment and weights and return to the oven. Bake 5 minutes longer or until lightly golden.

Spread chestnut filling in the shell and top with apple slices.

Lay out the apples in a circular pattern, slightly overlapping slices. Bake 40 minutes or filling is set and apples are lightly browned.

In the microwave or a small saucepan, gently warm the apricot jam and stir in the water. Remove tart from the oven and generously brush apple slices with melted jam. Serve at room temperature.

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