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Abt-Solutely Delicious: Caramel Apple Rose Tart

During the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, we’re all looking for ways to show our love for one another. Sometimes, when you can’t find the right gift, the best thing to do is make something! Even if you consider your better half to be the chef, this recipe is something fun you could do together. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a cast-iron skillet—and right now we’re offering an additional 15% off select Cast Iron Cookware brands. This promo will last for one month, so keep reading to get the promo code.

The universal way to my heart is always with food, and the best way I could think of to show my love is through a warm, cinnamon apple treat! This Caramel Apple Rose Tart has everything: a buttery flaky crust, warm sweet apples, and who could forget the gooey and delicious caramel. The best part is the rose presentation, which makes this tart look very professional, but is super easy to create.

Slice the apples thinly and place them in a large bowl. Combine the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour the sugar mixture over the apples, stir, and let sit for 30 minutes.

Place the pie crust in the bottom of a 12″ cast iron skillet. Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom crust, then bake the crust for 15 – 20 minutes.

After the apples have sat for 30 minutes, squeeze them with your hands to remove the excess moisture. Place the drained apples in a separate bowl and reserve the liquid to make the caramel sauce.

In a medium saucepan, bring the reserved liquid to a boil. Reduce the liquid by half, which should take about 10-15 minutes, and then add the heavy cream.

Pour 2 tablespoons of the caramel in the bottom of the baked pie crust. Starting from the outside and working your way in, place the apple slices on the pie crust, slightly overlapping them as the layers begin to create a rose shape. Tightly roll 1 to 2 thinly sliced apples and place in the center.

Pour the remaining caramel sauce over the apples. Cover the cast iron skillet with foil, and bake for 35-40 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy with ice cream!

AuthorEmily G.

Yields12 Servings

 5 large apples
 ½ cup sugar
 ½ cup brown sugar
 ¼ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp nutmeg
 1 package store-bought pie crust
 ¼ cup heavy cream

1

Working around the core, cut off the cheeks of the apples. Slice the apple cheeks very thin. Place all the apple slices in a large mixing bowl.

2

In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Pour the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the apple slices and stir to coat, then let sit for 30 minutes.

3

After 30 minutes, remove the apples from the cinnamon-sugar mixture and squeeze them with your hands to remove the excess moisture. Place the drained apples in a separate bowl, reserving the liquid to make the caramel sauce.

4

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

5

Place one sheet of pie crust in the bottom of a 12" cast iron skillet. Cut the other sheet of pie crust into strips and press them into the walls of the skillet attached to the bottom pie crust. Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom pie crust. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.

6

While the crust is baking, bring the reserved cinnamon-sugar mix to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once the liquid is reduced by half (around 10-15 minutes), add the heavy cream and stir thoroughly. This is your caramel sauce.

7

Pour about 2 tablespoons of the caramel sauce in the baked pie crust.

8

Starting from the outside and working your way in, place the apple slices on the pie crust and slightly overlap them as you begin to layer to create a rose shape. Roll 1 to 2 thinly slices apples up tightly and place in the center.

9

Pour the remaining caramel sauce over the roses.

10

Cover the cast iron skillet with foil, and bake for 35-40 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 min.

11

Serve warm and enjoy with ice cream!

Notes:
12

For this recipe, I used a 12" cast iron skillet. You could also use a 9" or 10" skillet but your tart will be smaller and use fewer apples.

Ingredients

 5 large apples
 ½ cup sugar
 ½ cup brown sugar
 ¼ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp nutmeg
 1 package store-bought pie crust
 ¼ cup heavy cream

Directions

1

Working around the core, cut off the cheeks of the apples. Slice the apple cheeks very thin. Place all the apple slices in a large mixing bowl.

2

In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Pour the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the apple slices and stir to coat, then let sit for 30 minutes.

3

After 30 minutes, remove the apples from the cinnamon-sugar mixture and squeeze them with your hands to remove the excess moisture. Place the drained apples in a separate bowl, reserving the liquid to make the caramel sauce.

4

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

5

Place one sheet of pie crust in the bottom of a 12" cast iron skillet. Cut the other sheet of pie crust into strips and press them into the walls of the skillet attached to the bottom pie crust. Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom pie crust. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.

6

While the crust is baking, bring the reserved cinnamon-sugar mix to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once the liquid is reduced by half (around 10-15 minutes), add the heavy cream and stir thoroughly. This is your caramel sauce.

7

Pour about 2 tablespoons of the caramel sauce in the baked pie crust.

8

Starting from the outside and working your way in, place the apple slices on the pie crust and slightly overlap them as you begin to layer to create a rose shape. Roll 1 to 2 thinly slices apples up tightly and place in the center.

9

Pour the remaining caramel sauce over the roses.

10

Cover the cast iron skillet with foil, and bake for 35-40 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 min.

11

Serve warm and enjoy with ice cream!

Notes:
12

For this recipe, I used a 12" cast iron skillet. You could also use a 9" or 10" skillet but your tart will be smaller and use fewer apples.

Caramel Apple Rose Tart

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