-FOR PASTRY DOUGH-
1 2/3 c All-purpose flour
1 1/2 ts Sugar
3/4 ts Salt
1 1/4 Sticks cold unsalted butter;
-cut into pieces
4 tb Ice water; up to 5
1/3 c Water
2 tb Calvados
1 c Packed pitted prunes; (7
1 ts Cinnamon
1 pn Ground cloves
5 tb All-purpose flour
3/4 c Sugar
2 lb Tart green apples; (5)
1 1/2 tb Fresh lemon juice
1/2 c Walnut pieces; toasted
1 tb Whole milk
1 tb Sugar
Pulse together flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Add butter
and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle in 4
tablespoons ice water and pulse until pastry starts to hold together,
adding remaining tablespoon ice water if needed. Turn dough out onto
a very lightly floured surface and knead 4 or 5 times. Form dough
into a disk and chill, wrapped in plastic wrap,
Simmer water, Calvados, and prunes, uncovered, until most of liquid is
absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Stir together cinnamon, cloves, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1/2 cup
Peel and core apples and cut into 1/2-inch wedges. Halve wedges
crosswise and toss with cinnamon mixture. Add lemon juice and toss to
Finely grind walnuts with remaining 3 tablespoons flour and remaining
1/4 cup sugar in a food processor.
Assemble and bake tart:
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a 14- by 18-inch
oval. Roll dough loosely onto floured rolling pin and unroll onto a
large buttered baking sheet. Spinkle walnut mixture over pastry,
leaving a 2 1/2- to 3-inch border.
Stir stewed prunes into apple mixture and spoon over walnut mixture,
evenly tucking prunes between apple pieces. Turn edge of dough over
fruit to form pleats. Brush top of dough with milk and sprinkle with
Bake tart, loosely covered with foil, in middle of oven 30 minutes.
Remove foil and bake until crust and fruit are golden and juices are
bubbling, about 30 minutes more. Cool tart on baking sheet on a rack
at least 20 minutes before serving.
Pastry dough may be made 2 days ahead and chilled.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.