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Barb’s Apple Tart with Jalapeno


The tart recipe I’m sharing with you today is Barb Fenzl’s recipe and it was the delectable dessert she brought to our Fall Picnic. 

green pumpkin soup bowl

Before I get to the recipe, which I will be making for Thanksgiving, I’ll share with you a few photos of my Thanksgiving table, which I set yesterday.

orange pumpkin soup bowl

apple jalapeno tart

Apple Tart with Jalapeño


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1  1/2 cups  flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water


  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño jelly
  • 4 cups Granny Smith apples (about 3 apples), peeled, cored, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons finely diced jalapeño pepper


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 3/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

jalapeno apple tart

Crust: Put butter, flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor and process until it resembles a coarse meal; add egg and enough water to form a stiff dough. Remove dough from processor bowl, wrap with plastic wrap in the shape of a flat disk, and refrigerate for 2 hours. With a rolling pin, roll dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch and turn dough into a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Prick the bottom of the tart shell with a fork and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat oven to 350.

Filling: Spread jalapeño jelly evenly over the bottom of the refrigerated tart shell. Toss apples and lemon juice together in a large bowl. In another bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Sprinkle dry mixture over apples; toss well and turn into the prepared tart shell. Sprinkle jalapeños over apples.

Topping: In a medium bowl, mix together sugar and flour; cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender. Add cheese and mix well.

Spoon topping evenly over apple filling. Bake tart until topping and crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 8-10


The dining room is ready, now all I have to do is cook!

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1 Marissa { 11.25.14 at 9:09 AM }

The table looks great! I can’t wait!

2 Sheila { 11.25.14 at 9:21 AM }

Always beautiful!!! Tart sounds delish too!

3 Lori Vento { 11.25.14 at 11:45 AM }

All looks beautiful and the tart sounds amazing! Have an wonderful Thanksgiving with your adorable family. Hugs to everyone there my friend. Xoxo

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