A great dessert for the holiday buffet.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a small bowl, mix flour, almonds, 1/2 cup sugar, and cinnamon together. Add chilled butter and vanilla extract. Cut together with a pastry blender until small crumbs form. Set aside.

  • Unfold pastry and cut into a 10-inch circle. Place on a large, ungreased baking sheet. Brush with melted butter. Arrange apples in the center of the pastry, leaving a 1/2 inch wide border of pastry. Spoon almond topping gently over the apples, being careful it doesn't spill over the edges of the pastry.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the pastry is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

  • To make the sabayon, whisk egg yolks and 3 tablespoons sugar in a heatproof bowl or the top of a double boiler. Heat over simmering water, beating mixture constantly with a handheld electric mixer. When foamy, add the marsala; continue to beat until the mixture begins to thicken. Do not overcook, or the mixture will curdle. Remove from heat. Serve warm over the apple tart.

Cook's Note:

You can use Madeira, Marsala, or sherry for the wine.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

401.1 calories; 5.2 g protein; 45.4 g carbohydrates; 92.1 mg cholesterol; 123.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2003
This recipe is wonderful! I skipped the wine sauce and served it with vanilla ice cream and hot caramel sauce. I made 6 individual tarts rather than one big one by using a 10 oz package of puff pastry shells and rolling each shell into a 5 inch circle. It was a big hit at a recent dinner party. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2011
It was good. I just don't keep puff pastry around. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2003
This recipe is wonderful! I skipped the wine sauce and served it with vanilla ice cream and hot caramel sauce. I made 6 individual tarts rather than one big one by using a 10 oz package of puff pastry shells and rolling each shell into a 5 inch circle. It was a big hit at a recent dinner party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2003
This recipe was a great change of pace from the usual apple pie. I love apples and this recipe is now among my favorites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2004
This is a DELICIOUS recipe! I substitued oats for the almonds since some of my family don't care for nuts. And instead of making the sauce used a caramel sauce drizzled over it. Yumm! This is bound to be a family favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
I am going to be "that" cook that gives it five stars and then completely changes it! I wanted to use what I had on hand - lots of pears and pecans. I also went without the sauce and served it with vanilla ice cream. This is a fantastic easy dessert. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
This recipe turned out great and was a huge hit with the crowd we fed. In fact the last person to leave asked me for the aluminum foil and took the tray and all home with he and his wife! How funny! I did add one envelope of the instant Quaker Oats Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal to the crumb topping. It really made the difference. I also served this with Bryers Real Vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2004
This is good. My daughters really enjoyed it. It is very light and looks good. I liked the sauce but it did not travel well. It needs to be used immediately after cooking. Otherwise great recipe and I look forward to playing with it a bit (for examplee trying brown sugar instead of white adding a curd under the apples etc.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
Yummmeeee! The puff pastry crust makes it delicate and crumbly...mmmmmmm....and don't forget the marsala sauce. I had 3 servings. Shame on me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2007
AWESOME!! I have received so many compliments on this....and they keep coming!! I skipped the home-made sauce and just bought Smuckers Caramel sauce and drizzled it on top. This is almost too easy to make but it tastes like you spent hours. Even though I did not include the home-made sauce it was a huge hit. I will be making this over and over again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2003
Really yummy dessert. You can also use dessert shells if you like and bake the apple part separately and then fill them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2011
It was good. I just don't keep puff pastry around. Read More
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