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Apple Tart

Recipe by Jennifer Marshall-Craig


3 - 4 lbs. apples, Golden Delicious, peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 cup Heavy Cream
1/4 tsp. Grains of Paradise
1/2 tsp. Ginger
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/8 tsp. Cloves
1/8 tsp. Mace
1/4 cup Sugar


Place apple pieces and cream in a pot on the stove and simmer until apples break down, about 20 to 30 minutes. Mash cooked apples and mix with spices and sugar. Pour into pie shell, bake in 400°F oven for 60 minutes, or until dry and set.

Appel taerten Neemt appelen die alder best breken die suldy scellen ende wel cleyne sniden Maer wacht datter gheen carnen ofte sloechuysen in en vallen want die carnen souden dye gheheele taerten bederuen. Als dye appelen dus ghesneden sijn met cleynen stucken So suldi dien rant vander seluer taerten vullen tot boven toe al vol Dan suldi dair op maken eenen scheel vanden seluen deeghe daer die taerte af ghemaect es. Dan steltse inden houen ende laetse so backen alsse ghebacken is so suldise wt doen ende snidense bouen open inden scheel Soe dat die scheel maer en behouwe eenen ommerant. Dan suldise rueren met eenen houten lepel tot dat die appel wel ghebroken sijn die in de taerte ligghen Oft eest datmen wilt men machse duerdoen. Dan suldi nemen desen navulghende cruyden ende mingelense dair mede Te weten greine/ ghimber/ caneel/ noten muscaten/ groffels nagelen/ folie/ ende potsuycker Maer die dese selue taerte seer costelijck wilt maken die nemen daer toe moruwe suycker coecken ende ooc suycker daer men de coecken af maect Ende dit salmen temperen wel te gadere met sanen dan salment inde taerte doen mitten appelen ende latense also staen drooghen inden houen tot dat si drooghe es.

Apple tarts. Take apples which are best for cooking until they fall apart. You shall peel these and cut them small. But watch that no seeds or pieces of core fall in, because the seeds would taint the whole tart. When the apples are cut up thus in small pieces, so you shall fill the crust of the same tart up to the top all full. Then you shall make a lid from the same dough that the tart is made from. Then put them in the oven and let them bake thus. When they are baked so you shall take them out and cut a hole in the lid, so that the lid stays only as a ring around the edge. Then you shall stir with a wooden spoon until all the apples which lie in the tart are well broken up. Or if one wants, one may pass them through a sieve. Then one shall take these following spices and mix them therewith, to wit: grains of paradise, ginger, cinnamon, nutmegs, cloves, mace, and potsugar. But those who want to make this same tart very delicious take as well soft sugar cakes and also sugar which one uses for making cakes. And one shall stir this together with cream; then one shall put it in the tart with the apples and let it stand to dry in the oven until it is dry.

Published: 2013-07-02