all-american apple tart

…Okay, so it’s not exactly the well-loved pie, but I find it pretty incongruous to bake an apple pie outside of autumn, with red deliciouses and galas straight off the trees. Maybe it’s because the nearby orchards have spoiled me for good, but it just doesn’t feel quite right.

Still, looking at the gorgeously patriotic little freedom cookies I had whipped up for last night’s Independence Day feast, I wanted something else a bit, ahem, classier to showcase for dessert.

(And maybe an excuse to eat tons of vanilla ice cream, but who’s keeping tabs anyway.)

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