Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TWD - Tarte Fine


If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then this week's Tuesday with Dorie pick by Leslie of Lethally Delicious is just what the doctor ordered. She chose Dorie's Tarte Fine, comprising a sheet of puff pastry topped with paper thin apple slices and sugar, and glazed with apricot jam.

My Tarte Fine was perhaps not so fine, because I wasn't going to get out my mandolin to shave off thin apple slices, and my knife-cut slices were perhaps not as thin as Dorie intended. But hey, with ingredients like this, how can you go wrong - it tasted great regardless. It is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla icecream.

Thanks to Leslie for hosting us this week - she will have the recipe. To check out everyone else's tartes fine, visit out the TWD blogroll.

24 comments:

SteelCityFlan said...

Pshhh, whatever you did to those apples, this looks delicious :) It's getting pretty cool here, so this would make an excellent fall dessert!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe I know what you mean. Getting out the mandolin is a bit of a production for me too (it's in the back of the cupboard :P ). Still it looks lovely!

Jennifer said...

I've not gotten to this yet-hopefully later tomorrow. Your tart looks delicious!!!!

Mary said...

I don't think I got mine right, either, but I agree that it was delicious. You'll just have to take my word for it. as my post isn't up yet.
:)

Sweet and Savory said...

I had some beautifully thin slices and some ungainly ones. The luck of the draw.

Yours looks just right to me.

Leslie said...

Beautiful tart! I would have thought you used a mandolin, your slices look so uniform. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

I think I'd prefer a Tarte Chunk anyway.. something to sink your teeth into properly. Looks good and yes am sure with a massive scoop of ice cream would be a perfect dessert!

Flourchild said...

I love your tarte..great looking apples!!

chocolatechic said...

I didn't shave mine, I sliced them as thin as I could.

Looks more rustic that way.

Barbara Bakes said...

It looks great too. I'm picturing it hot with the ice cream melting all over it. Better go eat some breakfast.

Peggy said...

I think yours is beautiful. Love the way the crust rose around the apples!

Jeannette said...

i figured that there was a problem when i cut my apple quarters easily into 7 slices and they still had thickness to them. but i was already an apple in before i noticed, so i went with it. still tasted great!!

cindy said...

This was such a fun dessert. I will make it again soon!

Brenda said...

Mmmm lookes devine!
Another winner methinks : )

Chow and Chatter said...

looks amazing and love the butterfly cookies

jillbert said...

Your tart looks great! I didn't even think of the mandolin to slice the apples. I ate the thicker slices!

Jess said...

This one was great, wasn't it? I am afraid of mandolines so I gave mine away long ago. I like the rustic look anyway!

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, that sounds delicious! And your rendition turned out quite beautiful too. Your slices look just fine.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Looks great! I have TONS of apples that need to be used so this is perfect.

AmyRuth said...

I loved this wonderfully easy and impressive dessert.
Great time of year here too.
AmyRuth

margot said...

The tart looks terrific! Your really can't go wrong with this one, so yummy.

natalia said...

Ciao ! The tart looks great I would love a slice right now !

Beth said...

I can't wait to try this recipe. It looks so good and so easy. Like Jess, I'm a bit afraid of mandolins, so I'll be slicing my apples by hand!

Sarah @ For the Love of Food said...

Mandolin slices are very pretty but the tool is dangerous so I only use when I absolutely have to. I love apple tarts - this one looks rustic and delicious.