Becky is my Mom, who is a truly excellent baker and cook. Her challah, brisket, bourekas, spanikotopica (she is Sephardic), apple pie and this tart are some of my favorites.
Prepare a 10" (11" ok too) pan with removable rim by buttering bottom and sides. Preheat oven to 350.
Peel 4 large apples [about 4 cups or so] or pears or peaches or combination of any fruit you'd normally want to bake. If it's more than 4 cups it's okay...
Put in the bowl of a cuisinart:
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar + 1 cup flour
- 1 ts baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt
Pulse a few times until it has an oatmeal consistency, then add 1 large egg and pulse to mix.
Dump the entire mixture into the prepared pan and push it around until it covers the bottom of the pan. Now put the fruit on top (if you have the patience you can do a concentric circle, but this is not necessary) and push some of the fruit into the mix.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes
For the topping, which is put on after the tart has baked for 45 minutes, mix in the food processor:
- 1 egg
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1 rounded tsp cinnamon
- Bake and additional 1/2 hour.
If you use wet fruit, such as blueberries and peachs, bake a bit longer, especially on the second round.