Slow-cooked sweetened apples combine with a shortbread base for an irresistible buttery tart. For a special adult treat, serve with a scoop of vanilla-bean ice cream drizzled with premium bourbon and sprinkled with fresh coffee grounds.
Here's a great baker's secret: Adding a splash of vodka to dough will give you a super-flaky crust, and the alcohol burns off while baking. We prefer to make this dough by hand; you can use a food processor, but the final result will yield a more crumbly, cookie-like texture.
Flaky piecrust envelops luscious plums for a crisp yet juicy dessert. If the plums are very ripe, their juices may ooze out of the tart and onto the parchment paper, but this adds to the dessert's charm.