When we went, she was busy canning all kinds of things and sent us home with apples from one of her many fruit trees. She pulled these apple pickers out of the shed and gave one to each of my hoodlums and sent them to work. I had never seen an apple picker before! It's a long pole that resembles a lacrosse stick, but with a claw-like rake at the end. The kiddos had so much fun but of course all the best apples were "just out of reach."
make a treat and surprise their daddy after a long day at work. I only had one crust pre-made in my freezer so we went with a tart. It turned out so well I'll probably make it again really soon.
Gluten Free Harvest Apple Tart
Prepared GF pie crust (I use the Gluten free Pantry perfect pie crust. *Substitute your fave regular pie crust if you don't have gluten allergies and thank the heaven's that you don't have to deal with the nasty-ness that IS gf crumbly crust. I'm just saying...)
4-5 small apples, cored and sliced
2 TBSP sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom (optional)
3 TBSP cold butter, sliced
vanilla bean ice cream for serving
**Roll out pie crust into tart pan, with excess hanging over edges. Fan apple slices in random patterns and slip sliced butter pats in between slices here and there. Mix sugar and spices and sprinkle over the apples. Fold the excess crust over top and bake according to your crust instructions.
(I baked mine at 350 for approx 55 minutes.)
Let cool slightly then serve with scoops of ice cream. Yum!yummy lately?