Rustic Apple Tart - Instructions
Note: Because pastry dough requires cold ingredients, chill the flour, salt, sugar and butter in
the freezer about 30 minutes before you're ready to begin. If you do not have a food processor, use a
hand-held pastry blender or blending fork to cut butter into the flour mixture. Add ice water per the
directions and mix lightly with a fork or spatula until dough comes together.
1. Set up food processor with multipurpose blade. Into food processor bowl, add flour, salt and sugar.
Pulse a few seconds to combine. Add the chilled butter and pulse 6 to 8 times in 1-second pulses.
Mixture will resemble coarse meal with pea-sized bits of butter.
2. Sprinkle 1/4 cup plus 4 tablespoons of ice water over the dough. Pulse 3 times. Dough will begin to
clump. Add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time. After each addition, pulse 2 times, remove lid and
pinch dough. If dough holds together, it's ready. If it doesn't, add another tablespoon of water, pulse
and test again until dough holds together.
3. Remove dough and place on a floured board. Gather dough into one mound, kneading gently. Do not over
work the dough. Shape dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Do