Prerogative Fall 2020 - Page 21

2 mixing bowls Apple corer Knife Fruit or vegetable peeler Measuring cups Pie or tart pan Materials: Cutting board Rubber or wooden spatula Flatt-bottom drinking glass or extra measuring cup Spoon Microwave or sauce pan Oven Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Peel, core, and evenly slice five to six large Granny Smith apples; place the slices in a large mixing bowl. 3. Toss the slices with one cup brown sugar, one tsp. vanilla extract, one tsp. cinnamon and either the juice of one lemon or a quarter cup of lemon juice. Set aside in refrigerator while crust is prepared. 4. Crush two full packages of graham crackers to form uniform crumbs. Pour the crumbs in a clean mixing bowl. 5. Melt two sticks – or two cups – of butter in a microwave or on a sauce pan on the stove. 6. Pour melted butter onto graham cracker crumbs and stir together. 7. Add one tsp. cinnamon and one tsp. vanilla extract to graham cracker crust mixture. 8. Transfer crust mixture to a clean pie pan or tart pan. Using a flat-bottomed drinking glass or a clean measuring cup, firmly press the crust into the bottom of the pan. Press the crust up the sides of the pan as well until the mixture is even around the pan. 9. Layer the apples together by grouping slices in twos or threes and setting them round side up on top of the crust (see photo for reference). 10. Pour remaining sugar and apple juice mixture from apple bowl on top of layered slices. 11. Sprinkle the top of the apple slices with brown sugar and dot the top with three tbs. of thinly sliced butter. 12. Place tart into preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. 13. Remove and let cool for an hour. 14. Enjoy! Prerogative Magazine 19