Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TWD—Tarte Fine

Our recipe for TWD this week for Tarte Fine (page 315) was chosen by the lovely Leslie of Lethally Delicious.  Thank you, Leslie.  What a great, easy, fine-tasting recipe this was. 

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Puff Pastry, I love you. (I used Pepperidge Farms, that’s all I can find around these parts.)  Dangerous love—lethal, let’s say. ;)  Really, the problem I have with it is that it isn’t filling at all, so it’s easy to eat too much.  Especially when it just has some thinly sliced apples on it.  Then I find myself reasoning that it’s not bad since all it has is apples.    Enough about that. You almost don’t need a recipe.

Thaw some puff pastry.  Lay it out and place thinly sliced apples over the top.  Sprinkle it with a little bit of sugar.  Bake.  Before baking, brush the puff pastry with a little milk and the apples with an egg wash.

When it it finished, gawk at those flaky layers.

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Brush the apples with some apricot jam for a little shine.  Cut the tart in to slices and serve it with a little vanilla ice cream on top.

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Thank you, Leslie.  You can get the recipe for this fine tart on her blog.  I ate more than my fair share.

Coming up this Friday our first recipe for French Friday's With Dorie as we begin cooking and baking from Dorie Greenspan’s new book, Around My French Table.  Here we go!

22 comments:

Lisa said...

What a delicious looking tarte. I love how fluffy your puff pastry looks. Biting into that would be sheer bliss.

chocolatechic said...

I so wish I could have gotten an all butter puff pastry, but not in Pothole...I think it works just wonderfully.

Eliana said...

Ah yes. I consider puff pastry to be one of the greatest culinary creations of all time. And your tart - it looks GORGEOUS!

Megan said...

YUM back at ya!!! I would have helped you with this eating the tart task. I was thinking what a nice breakfast this would make with my coffee but I like your idea of the ice cream better! :)

Mary said...

Yours looks absolutely perfect! I think the cook's share of this tart is the whole thing, don't you? I had to share, but ate lots too.
:)

Jeannette said...

yum yum! makes my mouth water! i guess i should go use up that last sheet of puff that's in my freezer ;)

Jennifurla said...

oh how pretty!

Leslie said...

This looks spectacular! I am with you, it's too easy to eat a little more, and a little more, and before you know it, you've eaten a quarter of the tart. Thanks for baking with me this week!

♥peachkins♥ said...

wonderful looking tart!


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Pam said...

That looks beautiful and delicious!

AmyRuth said...

Yummy wasn't it? So easy too. I think you could do a fair amount of "impressing" with this one. It looks beautiful!
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Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Puff pastry is the best [or the worst]. I simply can't stop eating it ;) This looks so wonderful, and knowing it's so easy, it's like cheating :P

basicallybaked said...

This looks really good! Nice to know that it's easy to put together too.

sarahe said...

just plain gorgeous!

Megan said...

Nice tart, lady!

I am on the fence about FFwD - I just don't know about french food....

Flourchild said...

Yum yours looks much better then mine..so puffy!!

Shandy said...

Your tart looks amazing! I love the golden perfection; and the layered apples couldn't be prettier.

jillbert said...

You're so right about puff pastry not being filling - very dangerous! I wish I would have had ice cream to serve with mine (I think I say that every week!).

Liz said...

I agree--puff pastry IS amazing. I wish it was healthier because I would use it all the time. I also used Pepperidge Farm--no shame in that game! Even though it's not all butter I actually think the flavor is fine and it's always really reliable.

Jaime said...

you ate more than your fair share...hmmm i think that was me. i made it a 2nd time and ate the ENTIRE thing all by myself in 2 days!!! :P

Valerie said...

It's beautiful!!!

Kayte said...

Okay, so I am behind with this one, too. Who's counting? lol. Hope to get to this one today or tomorrow, probably double post on Tuesday at this point as I am so late. I sure hope mine looks exactly like yours! That pastry color and rise is so lovely. Great job on this.