Apple Rose Tart with Maple Custard and Walnut Crust (Gluten Free)
Apple Rose Tart with Maple Custard and Walnut Crust (Gluten Free) is one way to amaze your guests .They will be wowed by this gorgeous apple tart of roses, with a toasty walnut crust and a silky sweet maple custard filling.
Here is the recipe:
For the Walnut Crust:
2 ½ cups walnut pieces
4 tablespoons (half a stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 egg white
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
For the Maple Custard:
1 ½ cups milk
6 egg yolks
½ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup cornstarch
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Apple topping:
2-4 fresh apples, quartered, cored, and sliced very thin (keep in lemon water until ready to use)
juice of 1 fresh lemon, added to a large bowl of cold water
¼ cup honey (optional)
Make the Walnut Crust:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a chopper, pulse the walnuts until the pieces are the size of breadcrumbs and then put them in a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients, tossing together with a fork.
Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch tart pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
Then wait for it to cool and fill with Maple Custard and top with apples.
Make the Maple Custard:
Put the milk on medium heat until small bubbles form around the edges.
Whisk the egg yolks, maple syrup, cornstarch, and salt together and then slowly pour the hot milk over the egg mixture, while whisking, to warm the eggs.
Put it in a pot, place over low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes very thick.
Turn off the heat, add the vanilla, and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a heat safe bowl. Place plastic wrap directly onto the surface and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Assemble the tart:
Spread the maple custard in the walnut tart shell and warm the apple slices in the microwave until pliable.
Roll a slice of apple into a tight spiral and stand it up vertically in the custard and arrange apple slices in a concentric pattern around the first one, building a rose pattern.
Repeat until the top of the tart is completely covered with apple roses.
Thin the honey slightly with a few drops of warm water, and brush over the apples, for shine (optional).
Special thanks to bakingamoment.com