I decided to try the Rhubarb Applesauce Tart. It sounded yummy and rhubarb is in season right now so it just made sense.
Now, some people would wonder...what about the apples? It's not Fall so apples aren't in season, right? Incorrect. In Ontario, apples are pretty well in season all year round. Apples may be harvested in the Fall but they are kept in cold storage and sold at the markets and some grocery stores from September into August. Many farmers have likely run out by the summer but they're still around.
Here's the recipe for the tart:
- 5 fresh Ontario rhubarb stalks, 9-inches long
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 Ontario Royal Gala Apples (I used Ida Red)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Ontario butter, melted
- 2 cups homemade applesauce (don't forget to use Ontario apples)
- 1 cooked and cooled tart shell
- pinch of cinnamon
Bake until the apple slices are very soft and golden, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Serve warm or completely cool for a firmer tart.
Did you buy any local food this weekend? If you spent $10, don't forget to take a picture of your purchase and post it to my Facebook page - Southwestern Ontario Foodie. You'll have a chance to win a copy of the cookbook!