Marlborough Apple-Cream Tart

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

As English as apple pie, colonists must have said before America co-opted the dish for its own. Settlers had brought apple seeds along with wheat seeds to the colonies and it was the Reverend William Blaxton who planted some of America’s first apple orchards on what would become Boston’s Beacon Hill. When Reverend Blaxton moved to Rhode Island in 1635, he created there the first native American seedling type, the Rhode Island greening. America soon had dozens of varieties that matched the q