Ingrients & Directions

1 1/2 c Flour, all purpose -pieces
1/2 ts -Salt 1/4 c -Cold water up to 1/3 cup
1/2 c Butter; cold, cut in 1/2″

1 1/2 c Applesauce;homemade or store 1/4 c Butter; melted
-bought 2 tb Sugar
5 ea Apples; firm, peeled,cored & 1/2 c Apricot jam
-sliced as thinly as 1 tb -Water

PASTRY: Put flour and salt in large mixing bowl. Using your
fingertips or pastry cutter, rub butter into flour just until pea
sized pieces of butter remain. Add 1/4 cup ice water and gently knead
just enough for ingredients to hold together. If necessary, add a bit
more water to help pastry stick together. Wrap in plastic and
refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Divide pastry into 6 pieces. On
lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a round about 1/8 inch
thick. Cut each into a circle, about 5 1/2 inches in diameter. Place
on parchment-lined cookie sheet; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
FILLING: Spread about 1/4 cup applesauce, nearly right to edges, over
each pastry circle. Arrange apple slices, overlapping slightly, in a
circle in applesauce. Brush apple with butter and sprinkle with
sugar. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until apples are tender and
underside of pastry is golden brown, about 1 hour. Heat jam with
water over low heat. Strain through sieve over bowl. Brush over
apples. Serve with ice cream or creme anglaise. MAKES: 6 TARTS

6 servings