An apple tart with a kick. Hard Apple Cider Tarts play up crisp, light apple flavor with the refreshing bite of hard cider. Golden brown crust with soft baked apple filling, topped with a hard apple cider glaze and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. What more could you ask for?
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare 9 in. tart pan with vegetable pan spray.
For crust, stir together melted butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Add flour; stir until just combined. Evenly press into the bottom and up the sides of pan. With fork, prick dough all over. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Remove tart from refrigerator; bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
For glaze, add cider to large skillet. Cook over medium heat until liquid has reduced to two tablespoons; about 10-15 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add corn syrup and sugar. Stir continuously until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.
For filling, combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Arrange apples in tart pan in an overlapping circular pattern, working from outside in. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Bake on cookie sheet for 55-60 minutes until apples are soft and crust is golden brown. Re-warm glaze over low heat and brush on tart. Cool tart completely in pan on cooling grid.