---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
  
       Title: Alsace Apple Tart
  Categories: Fruits, Pies
       Yield: 1 Servings
  
            -----pastry-----
   1 1/3 c  Flour
       1 pn Salt
       7 tb Unsalted butter; cut in smal
       2 tb Sugar
       1    Egg yolk
       3 tb Ice water; (approximately)
            -----filling-----
       2 lb Apples; (macintosh)
       3 tb Lemon juice
       3    Eggs
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Whipping cream
     1/2 ts Vanilla
  
   To make pastry:
   
   Sift flour and salt into large bowl.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles
   bread crumbs.  With a fork, lightly mix in sugar, egg yolk and enough ice
   water to make a dough. Press into a ball and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate
   30 minutes.
   
   On a floured surface, roll out dough to fit a 9-inch springform pan,
   including sides.  Place dough in pan without stretching. Pierce bottom with
   fork.  Preheat oven to 400.
   
   To make filling:
   
   Peel, quarter, and core apples.  Thinly slice each quarter several times
   without cutting all the way through. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Arrange
   apples in pastry shell. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar until pale
   and creamy.  Add cream and vanilla.  Pour egg mixture over apples. Bake 20
   minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and bake 25 minutes longer or until
   custard filling is firm.
  
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