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Fri, Sep 23 2011 post by admin

Featured Recipe: Apple Pecan Tart

What a great way to celebrate the first day of fall - with dessert! This beautiful tart has apples, pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon layered inside this sweet treat. Once you take a loo...

Today is the first day of Fall and anything with apples screams Autumn! This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

This is what you will need:

  • 12 Rhodes™ Dinner rolls, thawed to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • vanilla ice cream, if desired

 

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

Spray your counter lightly with a non-stick cooking spray. Combine 4 ½, 4 ½ and 3 rolls into 3 separate balls. Flatten or roll out each ball into a 10 inch circle. The dough will keep shrinking back…relax that is normal, just cover it and let it rest for about 10 minutes until you get it to the right size.

 

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

Meanwhile combine the brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, pecans, apples and softened butter.

 

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

Once you have the dough to the right size, place one of the larger circles in the bottom of a 10 inch sprayed pan.

 

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

Spread half of the apple mixture on the dough leaving ½ inch around edges. This is an important step because when the tart is all assembled you need to pinch the edges together.

 

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

Lay the smallest dough circle on next and top with remaining filling.

 

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

Then cover with the last dough circle. Press around the edge to seal the dough.

 

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

Brush the dough with melted butter.

 

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

Then sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and sugar and cut a few vents in the top crust. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.

 

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

Oooooh, pretty! Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

 

 

This Apple Pecan Tart is a super fun and easy recipe to help you enjoy all those fall flavors.

What a fun and yummy dessert or treat for you, or to take to a friend to WELCOME IN AUTUMN! Can't you just picture yourself enjoying this on a cool fall evening? Oh yeah, I can!

Posted in JulieT, Desserts
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Apple Pecan Tart

Servings: 8 | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 25 min

Fall and apples go together. Indulge in this wonderful fall treat, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple Pecan Tart
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Ingredients

12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner rolls, thawed to room temperature
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
vanilla ice cream, if desired

Instructions

Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Combine 4 1/2, 4 1/2, and 3 rolls into 3 separate balls. Flatten each ball into a 10-inch circle. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

Combine brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, salt, pecans, apple and softened butter. Place one of the larger dough circles in the bottom of a 9-10 inch sprayed round pan.

Spread half of the filling on the dough leaving a 1/2- inch border around the outside of the circle. Lay the smallest dough circle on top of the filling. spread the rest of the filling on top of that piece of dough and cover with last piece of dough. Press around the edge to seal the dough together.

Combine the remaining cinnamon and sugar together. Brush top of tart with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cut a few vents in the top crust.

Bake at 375°F 20-25 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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