Tuesday, June 9, 2009

TWD - Parisian Apple Tartlet


This week's TWD recipe was chosen by Jessica of My Baking Heart nd is Parisian Apple Tartlet. I must be honest and say that this is a recipe which didnt really appeal to me. I am not a huge lover of flaky pastry (although I do love short crust pastry!!) so the idea of an apple tart which was basically an apple on flaky pastry, dotted with butter and sprinkled with brown sugar, didnt really appeal.



But, I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised!! It's recipes like these that make you glad you bake with the other TWDers as I truly would not have tried this recipe but or it being picked. My husband and I both loved it. I used some rough flaky pastry that I had made some time ago and frozen. I used a gala apple as they are in season at the moment. The tart was delicious - enough brown sugar to make it slightly sweet and the butter dotted on top gave a lovely golden colour to the tart. We ate ours with mascarpone and it was very yummy.

See if the other TWDers enjoyed it as much as we did here.

14 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

sounds great :) yummy

Cakelaw said...

Glad you tried it and were pleasantly surprised! It looks golden and delicious. I am not a massive fan of puff pastry either, but I have always loved apple turnovers, so I figured this would be like an open-faced apple turnover - and it was.

Marthe said...

Good to hear you enjoyed this one more than you thought you would!! I still have to make this one and hope to get to it today...

Jules Someone said...

Loved how easy and delicious this was. See, even the non-flaky pastry fans liked it!

Cynthia said...

I really liked it as well. Ate mine standing in the parchment.

chocolatechic said...

I'm so glad that you liked it.

Hornedfroggy said...

Thanks for baking along with me this week - so glad you ended up liked this one!! :)

Clivia said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed. Your tartlet looks yummy. The Dorie bakers have pushed my boundaries for the better, too.

Tracey said...

Sometimes I wish I didn't like flaky pastry - it would make it much easier to resist eating so much of it! :) Your tartlet looks great and I'm glad you were pleasantly surprised by the recipe!

Di said...

Mmm, the mascarpone sounds like a great addition. That's what I love about TWD--I try so many things that I probably wouldn't otherwise.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

ohh--mascarpone is a good idea. i loved these tasty tarts!

TeaLady said...

That looks sooooo good. Glad you ended up enjoying this.

I used a Jazz apple from NZ and it was delicious. I had never heard of them before.

Heather B said...

I loved this as well. Simple yet delicious! Great job this week!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous! I bet mascarpone was the perfect touch. I love it how I try things because it's the recipe we're supposed to bake, and am captivated by something I didn't expect to like.