Apple-Marzipan Tarte with Caramel & Rum Raisins
 
 
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INGREDIENTS
  • FOR THE SHORT PASTRY:
  • 75 g (2/3 cups) powdered sugar
  • 400 g ( 3 + ⅓ cups) flour
  • 175 g (3/4 cups) butter
  • 1 egg
  • 150 g marzipan
  • FOR THE APPLE FILLING:
  • 1,2 kg / 2 pounds / about 8 apples
  • 100 g (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp raisins, soaked in rum
  • 1 tsp starch
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. For the short pastry, mix all the listed ingredients together and knead to a smooth dough. Let it rest in your fridge for about 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, you can prepare the apple filling: peal and cut the apples into little cubes. Heat up a pan and add the sugar - stir occasionally until the sugar melts and caramelizes. Now add the butter and stir, and watch it turn into a really nice caramel! Add the apple cubes to the caramel and simmer them on medium heat for about 5-10 minutes, until the apple juice thins the caramel. Then, remove the apples carefully and set aside. Mix up the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water and stir into the applesauce-caramel mixture - make sure to keep stirring it while it thickens. Add the apples and the rum raisins and mix it up.
  3. Time to preheat the oven to 160°C / 320°F and to prepare the pie crust: grease your pie pan and flour it lightly. Roll out ¾ of the dough evenly on your work surface and fit it into the pan, then do the same with the marzipan and fit it on top of the crust inside your pan. It is best if you roll the marzipan as thin as possible. Now add the apple filling on top of the marzipan. Use the left-over pastry dough to cover the tarte, whether you choose to do a woven lattice pattern or any other pie covering technique! Before putting the tarte in your oven, mix up an egg yolk with milk and brush in on the dough on top of your tarte, to keep it moist during baking. Now its good to go in the oven, for about 45 minutes until it turns golden.
  4. Before serving you should let the tarte cool in the pan for about 30-40 minutes at least and powder it with powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Recipe by Sugary & Buttery at http://www.sugaryandbuttery.com/2012/05/apple-marzipan-tarte-with-caramel-rum-raisins.html