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Apple Buttermilk Tart with Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark

Melissa Denmark shows us how to make a delicious Apple Buttermilk Tart just in time for the holidays. Be sure to head to your local farmer’s market, or apple farm, to pick up some fresh apples for this delightful dessert!

Apple Buttermilk Tart

½ cup sugar
1 cup butter, cubed
1 ½ cup flour
½ t. salt
½ t. vanilla
2 eggs

1. Mix sugar, butter, flour, and salt until it has a sandy texture.
2. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix until it forms a ball
3. Roll out onto floured surface 1/8″ thick and fit into a tart pan.
4. Use your hands to press dough into all the corners and remove excess dough that hangs over the edge of the pan.
5. Chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator.

5 apples (Macoun and Honeycrisp or other preferred combination of crisp apples) peeled and sliced into 6 slices
1 ½ cup buttermilk
2 eggs
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup honey
2 T. flour
¼ t. salt
¼ t. nutmeg
½ t. cinnamon
¼ t. cardamom
1/8 t. clove
1 t. ground ginger

1. Peel and slice apples, set aside.
2. Whisk remaining ingredients together until fully incorporated.
3. Add apples to filling and mix to coat.
4. Pour into prepared tart shell arranging the apples evenly in a flat layer.

½ cup oats
½ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup flour
¼ t. salt
¼ cup candied ginger, finely chopped
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup butter, cubed

1. Mix all ingredients together until only very small pieces of butter remain and everything is fully combined.
2. Pour over prepared tart to coat the entire top.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until lightly golden brown.

Video by Nicholas Millard and