9.20.2011

Rustic Apple Pear Tart with Ginger Caramel Sauce

My beautiful sister
had her sweet baby boy last night!

Man, did she have a tough time -
after 3 1/2 hours of pushing,
Mr. Evans Colton finally made his appearance!

He is just perfect
in every way
and cute-as-a-button!

Since I have been out of town
for a few days visiting them,
I hadn't had a chance to get in the kitchen ...

So, this afternoon
my hands were itching
to create something!!


Ingredients
2 Apples, sliced
2 Pears, sliced
1/2 stick Butter
1 cup Sugar {I used half light brown, half dark brown}
2 tsp. finely chopped/grated Ginger
Juice of one Lemon
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp. Salt
Cornstarch Slurry
Pie Crust {Store bought or homemade will work great}


Method
If making homemade pie crust, prepare that first and place in the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in pan and add sugar and ginger. Stir until sugar has melted. Add apples, pears and lemon juice - stir to coat. Season filling with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.
To make a slurry, add two tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water to a small bowl and mix until the cornstarch has dissolved. Pour slurry over filling and stir until combined. Bring to a boil to thicken. Set filling aside.
Roll out pie crust to a 1/4 inch thick and place on a cookie sheet. Pour filling into center of crust and fold over the edges to seal pie. Sprinkle dough with a little sugar if you would like.
Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes, or until crust is a golden brown and filling is bubbling.

To prepare Ginger-Caramel Sauce: Melt 1/2 cup caramel candies with 2 tbsp. Heavy Cream and a 1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger in the microwave according to the package's directions. When the pie has cooled slightly, drizzle caramel over the top and serve with a dollop of whip cream or scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.


Enjoy and Happy Baking!

9 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

Congratulations on your new nephew!

Anonymous said...

Gramma Barbie (Barbara McNamara) wishes your family all good things with Evan's arrival. Jade, we have to get together so I can meet Mason!!! Love

Anonymous said...

Gramma Barbie (Barbara McNamara) wishes your family all good things with Evan's arrival. Jade, we have to get together so I can meet Mason!!! Love

Anonymous said...

Gramma Barbie (Barbara McNamara) wishes your family all good things with Evan's arrival. Jade, we have to get together so I can meet Mason!!! Love

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

you are quite the chef! this is great too! i tried to comment on effie, but it wouldn't let me. i was able to follow though. thank you for linking to foodie friday! i love your recipes!!

http://www.homesandbabies.com
http://notyourordinaryrecipes.blogspot.com

Kim Bee said...

Great recipe. So pretty and rustic.

poppilinnstudios said...

That looks delicious! Perfect Fall dessert.
-Lynn

Kim McCallie said...

Congrats on the new baby in your family! The tart looks delicious and the caramel ginger sauce sounds divine! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Little Mommy, Big Appetite said...

Looks amazing!!!! Yummmm!