Apple Tart with Maple Whipped Cream and Apple Cayenne Syrup

So, I am kind of excited…today is our very first entry into to a food blog contest.  Which one you ask? … It is the Royal Food Joust by The Leftover Queen.  The basic premise is that every month, 3 ingredients are chosen that must be incorporated into one recipe.  The three ingredients for this month were apples, maple syrup and cayenne pepper.  So, after some serious consideration I came up with an apple tart topped with maple whipped cream and apple cayenne reduction.  I know, sounds fancy right…but really it is not difficult.  It is one of those recipes that looks and sounds fancy, but really did not take too much effort to make.  The apple tart starts with a store-bought pastry dough that is then filled with Granny Smith apple slices that have been tossed in a mixture of sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, maple syrup and cinnamon.  The tart is then baked in a 400 degree oven for only 30 minutes.  While the tart bakes and then cools, heavy cream is whipped with maple syrup. Finally, I drizzled a sweet and spicy syrup made out of apple juice, cayenne pepper and a small amount of maple syrup.

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5 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Denise December 15, 2012, 11:45 am

    I have heard this pie is delicious and am eager to try making it but I’m uncertain about one thing in the recipe. The list of ingredients includes 3 tbsp of melted butter but there is no mention of butter anywhere in the instructions. Was butter added in error to the list of ingredients, or was the addition of butter forgotten in the method?


    • Adam December 15, 2012, 2:45 pm

      The butter is added to the apples before baking. The recipe has been fixed. Thanks!

  • Richard June 28, 2010, 7:03 pm

    Hi guys,

    My name is Richard and I am the founder of, we would be interested to showcase your Apple Tart with Maple Whipped Cream and Apple Cayenne Syrup recipe on our site.

    Give me a shout!

  • Wendi October 1, 2009, 11:40 am

    Good luck, this looks fab.

  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen October 1, 2009, 10:29 am

    WOW! Joanne! You totally outdid yourself for your first Joust entry! I love the addition of goat cheese in the maple whip. If you have ever read my blog, you know what a HUGE goat (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc) and maple freak I am! This is awesome! Thanks so much for your entry and best of luck in the Joust!


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