Connemara is a traditional Irish tart made after the fall apple harvest.
- 1 cup unbleached flour Add to list
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Add to list
- 1/2 cup sugar Add to list
- 2 tablespoons cold butter, plus extra for topping Add to list
- 1/4 cup milk Add to list
- 1 egg, beaten Add to list
- 2 to 3 large apples, peeled and grated Add to list
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Add to list
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Add to list
- Heavy cream, for garnish (optional) Add to list
Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9-inch pie dish and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until flour mixture looks like cornmeal. Gently stir in milk and egg to make a soft dough.
Roll dough out on a floured board. Line the prepared pie dish with the pastry. Top pastry with grated apples; the total amount should fill the crust.
Dot with more butter and sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over the top. Bake 30 minutes, until golden. Serve hot, drizzled with cream if desired.
Recipe by, Founder, PCC Farmland Trust