Parisian Apple Tartlets
Adapted from Baking by Dorie Greenspan
1 sheet cold puff pastry
3 apples, peeled and cored
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons cold butter, cut into bits
Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Lightly flour a surface and roll the puff pastry out to about an 11 inch square. Using a fluted cookie cutter between 3 and 4 inches wide, cut pastry into about 8 pieces.
(Reserve the scraps, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and bake for a few minutes for a treat for your hungry husband who can’t stand to wait during the photos!)Cut the apple half into 4 or 5 slices (depending on size) and place three slices on the pastry circle. Sprinkle the apple with 1 or 2 teaspoons brown sugar-depending on how much sweetness you want-and a couple bits of butter.
Bake the tartlet for about 20 minutes (the time will vary depending on how your apple bakes), until the pastry is deeply browned and puffed up around the apple and the apple can be easily pierced with the tip of a knife. If it looks like the tartlets need more sugar on top, sprinkle on a bit more toward the end of the baking time.
Transfer the baking sheet to a rack and let the tartlet cool-it's great just a little warm and equally good at room temperature. Serve with ice cream if desired.
These apple tartlets looks too good to be eaten and you guys really look soo good together.ReplyDelete
This simple little treat is perfect for any thing! Looks wonderful, Anne. Hope you are feeling good!ReplyDelete
Your tarts are so cute! They were delicious.ReplyDelete
Cute pic of you and your hubby. Hope all is going well with you this summer!
I agree they were wonderful! Yours came out perfect :)ReplyDelete
Your tartlets look sooooo cute!ReplyDelete
you ate yours to the Lakers...we ate ours to the Yankees! :) Gotta love a dessert that can easily translate from the dinner table, to the TV table! :)ReplyDelete
I don't know which is sweeter - the lovely tartlets or the loving couple! Well done.ReplyDelete
Beats your regular basketball game fare any day!ReplyDelete
Golly - they're beautiful. Very nicely done.ReplyDelete
I put cinnamon on mine.ReplyDelete
These are fabulous.
Your tartlets look fantastic! I love the fluted cookie cutter you used to cut the rounds of dough.ReplyDelete
These are fabulous and I even used phyllo shells instead of puff pastry (just for my hips ;). I can't wait to splurge someday and use puff pastry! Awesome.ReplyDelete
*sigh* these do look easy and delicious.. I want to be back on top of the Eiffel Tower with my hubby. Cute tarts!ReplyDelete
I like the cut on your pastry. I wanted to use a small tart pan to cut mine, but was afraid it would not puff right. Next time....ReplyDelete
These turned out just beautifully! Nice work!ReplyDelete
What a cute picture! And your tart looks great!!ReplyDelete
You two are so cute! And so are the tarts. We loved these.ReplyDelete
CUTE picture of you & hubs in front of the Eiffel Tower! Your tartlets are adorable. It is really hard to beat this one. It's practically effortless, and who wouldn't love this?ReplyDelete
I like the before and after baking pictures. And I wish I'd cut my apples in slices like yours--they might have cooked through better. I'll have to remember that for next time.ReplyDelete
I love your little tartlets! They are so cute!ReplyDelete
Your lovely little plate of tartlets is so pretty!ReplyDelete
They look beautiful and delicious! I love little individual deserts. Yum!ReplyDelete
I've never been to Paris, but I can only assume that French pastries taste better there :)ReplyDelete
Very Nice! I also love your pink sandwich cookies. Those are great!ReplyDelete
I love the presentation of your Parisian Apple Tartlets on the cake stand! And the tartlets look delicious! I like the sliced apple method - makes it easier to take a bite! =)ReplyDelete
So pretty I could grab it right off the page! Easy, too. I agree- never had a bad pastry in France. And can't remember a bad meal either. Nice romantic photo!ReplyDelete
These look so yummy. I love apple pie, tarts, pastry etc... This looks so easy, especially when I have a craving but not time for a whole pie. I'm definitely going to try them.ReplyDelete
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Your apple tartlets are absolutely adorable! What a treat. Sorry, I had to delete my previous post because I misspelled a word and the result looked terrible...yeesh. =)ReplyDelete
You are so right about the pastries in France! The croissant you get on the airplane coming back from Paris is better than 90% of the croissants you get here.ReplyDelete
I digress (what else is new). Your mini tarts are so precious! Parisian apple tarts at Lakers games...I sense a trend!
What a great easy accessible recipe. A great reminder to keep it simple.ReplyDelete
very nice, so delicious!!ReplyDelete
i wanna to try it..