This week’s TWD was chosen by Jessica of My Baking Heart: Parisian Apple Tartlet! Jessica must have known how much I love baked apple desserts. Truly – I’d probably choose apple pie or apple crisp over chocolate any day of the week!
This week’s recipe couldn’t have been more simple. There were only 4 ingredients – apple, puff pastry, butter, and brown sugar. Given the simplicity of the recipe, I considered trying to make my own puff pastry for the first time. Then we had a gorgeous weekend and I decided to spend my time outside enjoying the weather instead of hanging out in my kitchen. I do hope to give it a shot soon though!
I threw the tart together on Monday night in just a few minutes time. I added 1 teaspoon of brown sugar on the tartlet at first, but when I checked on it about halfway through baking, I noticed that most of the brown sugar had melted off of the apples and into the tart. I decided to sprinkle a bit more on top in the hope it would cling to the apples and luckily, it worked! I waited until the tartlet cooled just a bit before throwing some vanilla ice cream on a plate with it and gobbling it up. I’ve got just one word for the tartlet – deeeelicious! Definitely one of my favorite Dorie recipes both because of its use of puff pastry and apples and its ease of preparation. I think it’d be a great dessert to serve to company – it looks elegant but yet it’s so simple!