Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vegan Apple Tart

I made a vegan apple tart for craft night tonight! I kind of tweaked this recipe from Hell Yeah It's Vegan (I wasn't sure everyone would be into the cheddar crust).  Everything on that blog makes my mouth water.

Here's what I did.

1 1/2 c flour
1/3 c vegan margarine (I used Earth Balance)
1 tbsp shortening
ice water

3 granny smith apples (peeled and sliced thinly)
3 tbsp agave nectar 
1/4 tsp nutmeg
juice from 1 lemon

Cut butter and shortening into flour. Because I am bad at following directions, I added a tiny sprinkling of cinnamon into my dough mixture as well. Add ice water one tablespoon at a time until the dough can be gathered into a ball. Smoosh the ball into a disk then cover in plastic and put it in the fridge to chill for a good half hour or more. I took a long walk while my dough was chilling. (If your short on time, pop it in the freezer).

Toss the apples in the lemon juice, agave, and nutmeg (I added some cinnamon here too :). Grease a cookie sheet and preheat your over to 400 degrees. While your over heats up, roll your dough out to about 1/4 inch thick (I realized I did not have my rolling pin! So I just pushed out the dough as you would a pizza crust. If the dough splits just pinch the crust back together. The great thing about this is that it's supposed to look rustic so messy crust isn't that big of a deal).

Fill the crust with apples; up to 1/2 inch from the edge. Fold the edges over. Pour excess liquid into the opening and top with pats of vegan margarine. I had some coarse sugar crystals that I patted into the folded over crust- turbinado sugar would work just as well- just to make it fancy! Bake for 40-50 minutes. 

Do you have any good fall recipes? Please share!!

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