Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Leslie of Lethally Delicious. She picked the Tarte Fine. What is a Tarte Fine? Well, it’s puff pastry topped with apples. I thought that it might be a sleek chocolate tart, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was an apple tart. I love baking with apples, which I will have lots of chances with the upcoming Tuesday with Dorie recipes. Yay! You can get the recipe for this tart on Leslie’s blog and you can also check out how the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers did this week. I think a couple of adventurous souls even made their own puff pastry!
Dorie gives two options for this tart, a traditional option and the sweeter option. I asked my husband which version I should make and he said “Why wouldn’t you make the sweet version?” Ok then! The sweet version has more butter and a bit more sugar. I used the puff pastry that you can get at any grocery store instead of splurging for the fancy stuff, and it turned out just fine. The extra melted butter that was drizzled over the top of the apples before baking basically just ran all over the baking pan and got burnt on the sheet. Note to self: use less butter next time. Shocking!
I’ve not had good luck with this brand of puff pastry before, but I let the pastry thaw for a really long time and that seemed to be the trick. It puffed up really nicely. We ate this quite warm from the oven and it was so good. Simple but good. It’s not quite like apple pie, but the sweet baked apples are sure good. I liked the sweeter version but I’m sure the traditional version is great too. The sweeter tart stood on its own, but the traditional one would pair will with ice cream or even custard. This was a great start to all the upcoming apple recipes for Tuesdays with Dorie. October, here I come!
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 315.