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Fri, Jun 17 2011 post by Lisa

Featured Recipe: Toffee Apple Tart

Who says dessert can't be healthy? Well, sort of. Rhodes blogger Lisa shows you how to make this beautiful and delicious Toffee Apple Tart. The next time you need dessert for a potluck,...

My children (especially my only daughter) think that dessert is a required element to the end of each day. So thinking about how I could combine both the sweetness of dessert with some added fiber of apples, I decided to try the Toffee Apple Tart. As my cute friend Katie who just blogged about the Chicken and Veggie Ring pointed out, it is a good idea to get all your ingredients out ahead of time. So I took her advise and did just that. This is what you'll need to get started:

 

8 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
3 large tart apples
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup toffee bits, divided
decorator sugar crystals, if desired

Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

I love green Granny Smith apples, so these are the apples that I chose to use. I did not have any Rhodes dinner rolls on hand, but I did have a loaf of Rhodes Bread Dough. I put the bread dough in the refrigerator the night before. The bread dough was able to thaw in the fridge over night so I set it on the counter to get up to room temperature when I was ready to get baking.


I have one pizza pan that was given to my husband and me for our wedding almost 17 years ago. It is a 16 inch pan with holes on the bottom. So it was easy for me to figure out how large to make my crust. I sprayed the pan with non stick spray and then rolled the dough out on the pan.
Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

 

I then sprinkled the toffee bits into the crust. I had to sneak a few handfuls of the toffee for myself! This recipe is sounding better and better.

Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

 

 

After pressing the toffee bits into the crust. I used by vegetable peeler to peel the apples. I then cut the apples into thin slices. I was a little worried the apples would turn dark before I could get the tart in the oven, but no worries. It all worked out just fine.

Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

 

 

I combined the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in bowl.

Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

 

 

Then I put in the apples and tossed them around. I started with a spoon but just ended up using my hands.

Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

 

 

I then started putting the apples on the toffee crust in a circle. It was easiest to start putting the apples in the middle and then work your way around the crust. I did not end up using all the apples. You need to stay about 2 inches away from the edge.

Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

 

 

After a few more handful of toffee bits into my mouth, I sprinkled the rest of the toffee on top of the apples. Then I took the sides of the crust and pulled them up over the apples and tried to pinch and twist the edges to look cute. I did not do such a grand job on that attempt. The "Big Finish" to this yummy desert is the decorative sugar crystals. I have not used decorative sugar crystals in the past but they really did add a great element to this desert. I just pressed them into the sides of the crust.

Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

 

 

I then baked the tart at 350° F for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Doesn't it look amazing?

Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

 

 

The whole family thought it was delicious. I did not feel too guilty having dessert since there were apples involved. My daughter loved the crust with all the sugar on it (of course).

Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

 

 

I think this would be a great recipe to make and take to a family dinner or to take to a friend. It looks more complicated than it really was. So until next time, Happy Baking!

Combine the healthy side of apples and the sweetness of toffee in this Toffee Apple Tart.

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Toffee Apple Tart

Servings: 8 | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20 min

Bring in the flavor of summer, with our simple & delicious Toffee Apple Tart.

Toffee Apple Tart
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Ingredients

8 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
3 large tart apples
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup toffee bits, divided
decorator sugar crystals, if desired

Instructions

Combine rolls and roll into a 16-inch circle. Place it on a sprayed 12-inch pizza pan. Sprinkle 1/3 cup toffee bits onto the dough, staying about 2 inches away from the edge. Press the bits into the dough.

Peel, core and thinly slice apples. Combine sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in a bowl. Add the apples and toss until evenly coated. Arrange apple slices onto dough by slightly overlapping them in a circular design. It will take two rows. Leave 2 inches of the edge uncovered all the way around.

Sprinkle the remaining toffee bits over apples. Fold edge of dough up over the apples and sprinkle with decorator sugar crystals, if desired.

Bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes.

3 Comments

Nicola said on Jul 13, 2011
This sounds so good, and healthy as well.(Lisa, I'm glad you saved your kids from the evils of excess toffee bits by 'taking a hit' yourself!) I have to remember to comment again after I make it myself.
Michelle Pedersen said on Sep 13, 2011
Sounds great!!! I just got a whole case of pears - I wonder how it would swap out....? Maybe throw in a few raspberries? Could be good! Thanks for the recipe!
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