Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Parisian Apple Tartlet; TWD


I really liked this week's recipe for Parisian Apple Tartlets, chosen by Jessica of My Baking Heart. The recipe was sooo simple, but sooo tasty. It would make such an elegant little dessert for a party.

I showed the recipe and picture to little E, and he said, "It just makes one?"

So I explained that the recipe was so simple; apple, a dab of butter, a sprinkle of sugar, and some puff pastry, I could easily make however many I wanted.



I asked how many he thought I should make and he quickly replied, "Twenty-five. There are five of us and we could probably eat about five each." Little E is a thirteen year old boy going through a growth spurt.

I am sure these would be great with store bought puff pastry, but I had never made puff pastry dough and wanted to give it a try. I used this recipe. It didn't turn out perfect, but it was my first time so I did not stress about it. My husband came in and asked if I was making a relief map of Iceland.



Also, that is white thing is a Countrytime lemonade canister lid, about 3 3/4", used to cut the circles. My apple chunks were really too big, but rather than cut them again, I just stacked them a little haphazardly.



I may have wanted to make my apple slices thinner, and/or my circles bigger, because the butter and brown sugar overflowed quite a bit and kept the pastry from puffing in places, and the apples toppled a bit. (Note- I only made ten.)



But they tasted really really good. Even though Dorie says they should be eaten soon after being made, certainly the same day, I had one two days later and it was still good. I wish I had made twenty-five. A couple were almost picture perfect.

10 comments:

Ms. PH said...

They look wonderful! Maybe next time I will have the guts to make my own puff pastry!

Tracey said...

Congratulations on making your own puff pastry! I really wanted to give it a shot but it didn't happen this time. Your tartlets look gorgeous!

Megan said...

How cute than your son wanted 5. My kids wouldn't touch this, except the crust, of course.

Michele said...

I think your puff pastry looks wonderful, and your tarts are gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

I'm amazed at how much your pastry puffed. Mine was layered and flaky but didn't rise that much.
Jennifer

Hornedfroggy said...

Thanks so much for baking with me this week! The homemade puff pastry is gorgeous - congrats!! :)

Pamela said...

Another one making their own pastry! That's fantastic!! They look great and that sounds like on hungry 13 y/o you've got there!

Juliana said...

Nice pastry...they look terrific, yummie. Great pictures as well.

Mary said...

I agree...25 would have been the right number to make..I only made three and regretted it. I want to try making my own puff pastry.

Secret Server said...

Thanks everyone. I am late visiting other blogs this week because I had a busy camp week last week. Mary, I don't know what your blog is. When I click your name, it says I can't see your profile because you haven't enabled access.