I was able to give my dad his Father’s Day baked goods while I was in CT last week, since today I’m back up home in MA, and my dad is out and about visiting my grandma and other friends in the Mid-Atlantic.
But it’s ok, really.u00c2u00a0 My dad is a very simple man.u00c2u00a0 Before my baking obsession struck, the usual question of “what do you want for Father’s Day/your birthday/Christmas?” was met with virtually the same list of items year in and year out.
Socks, tennis balls, and/or a new grill cover.u00c2u00a0 Simple, no?u00c2u00a0 I swear I’ve gotten him like three grill covers and they all seem to fall apart or disappear.
Now that I can’t get myself to stop baking, I try to make him special items when these times roll around.u00c2u00a0 They usually involve chocolate.u00c2u00a0 Lots of chocolate. u00c2u00a0Nothing less for the man who I find myself resembling as I get older.u00c2u00a0 The man I’d call when my car wouldn’t start, when I got my heart broken or when I needed a another pair of eyes to edit an essay.u00c2u00a0 Thanks Dad, for all you’ve done, and all you do.
And to all the dads out there, I dedicate this tart.u00c2u00a0 I know apples aren’t “in season” (hey, apples are always in season somewhere in the country), but I’ve wanted to make this tart for a while, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with buying cider during springtime.
The dough of this tart is sweeter than traditional pie dough, and I almost ended up snacking on bits of it while making the lattice.u00c2u00a0 The cider is reduced and turned into a lovely layer of spiced custard, which pairs wonderfully with the sweet dough, creating a treat worthy of all Dads on their special day.u00c2u00a0 Happy Father’s Day!
Adapted from Cherry Tea Cakes