Friday, October 12, 2012

FFwD - Crispy Crackly Apple Almond Tart



For French Fridays with Dorie this week, our recipe is Crispy Crackly Apple Almond Tart. Basically, this comprises a filo pastry base layered with butter and sugar, topped with an almond cream and apple slices, then glazed with apricot jam.

I served my tart warm with vanilla icecream, and also had it cold the next day. I enjoyed it immensely both ways, and except for the fact that I despise working with filo pastry, I would make it regularly.

I deleted the nice photos of the whole tart by accident, so here is a blurry one to give you an idea of what it is supposed to look like:


To see what the other Dorie cooks thought of this week's recipe, visit the LYL section of the FFwD website.

16 comments:

cakewhiz said...

sometimes the recipes i see from french fridays with dorie look a little too experimental for my taste but this tart looks like something i would finish off in only a day...lol

Kari said...

This looks really lovely...and now I want apple tart :)

Cher Rockwell said...

I enjoyed this one as well - of course, anything with almond cream has to be good :-)
The ice cream sounds like a perfect side.

Johanna GGG said...

I too love eating filo pastry and hate working with it - I've suddenly had an apple craving lately so this would go down very well with me

yummychunklet said...

Blurry or clear, that looks like a delicious tart. I'll have to try the full-on version soon.

Blond Duck said...

Oh it looks good!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen said...

Ice cream was the perfect way to serve this wonderful tart! Looks nice!

Adriana said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the tart so much, despite struggling or reluctantly working with the filo. The glaze catches on the light really nicely on that first picture - great contrast to the creamy ice cream.

Elaine said...

If I had ice cream on hand I would have definitely served it with my tart as well. Perfect combination! Your tart is lovely and I am glad you enjoyed this one. I hope you are having a great weekend.

Lizzy Do said...

So glad this was a hit! I love the idea of a warm slice with ice cream....mmmmmmm.

Maria Zioga said...

Wasn't this a great recipe? I loved the almond cream and next time I will make it with apples instead of pears! Sorry about your photographs I understand the frustration it has happened to me many a time as well :(

loavesandstitches said...

Phyllo is kind of a pain, but I do like the results. Looks good!

Jill said...

Yum! I need to mark this one in my book to try soon!

Kathy said...

This was a wonderful tart…everyone in my house really enjoyed it, too! I really loved the almond cream. Yours looks lovely especially with that scoop of ice cream! Beautifully done!

Betsy said...

The filo dough was kind of a pain, so much tearing at every step. But it did taste good. I'm interested in trying it with puff pastry and almond cream. Ice cream tops this one so perfectly. Have a great week.

Teresa said...

This dessert does make the fuss and bother of phyllo pastry worth it. Yours looks delicious, blurry photo or no. I think we can all relate to accidental photo deletions - the bane of the blogger.