To make the dough, mix the flour, confectioner's sugar and 1 1/2 ounces butter until a crumbly mixture forms. Add 1 egg and mix until it is absorbed.
For the filling, mix 4 1/2 ounces butter, sugar and 2 eggs into a smooth paste. Gradually add the almonds, cake flour and vanilla extract. Make a smooth paste.
Peel, core, quarter and thin slice apples; save them in orange juice to prevent browning. Roll out dough and lay in 9" tart pan, and perforate the bottom to prevent unnecessary bubbles. Spread in filling and layer on apples
in decorative manner.
Bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes or until filling is done. Glaze with melted apricot jelly or apple jelly for a pretty appearance. Garnish with vanilla, cinnamon or almond ice cream and/or a complementary sauce.
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NOTES : Finely ground almonds may be substituted for the almond powder. Granny