January 27, 2013

Tarte aux Pommes

One of my favorite desserts to make is an apple tart, or a tarte aux pommes, and the best thing about a tarte aux pommes (aside from the taste) is that it requires only 2 or 3 teaspoons of sugar to make! 

First, make a crust, or a pate brisee, following this recipe:

*Note that the butter does not need to be cut into chunks before frozen, but it does need to be frozen!

Second, coarsely chop 2 medium sized apples (I like Granny Smith) and sautee the chunks in a teaspoon of butter, a teaspoon or two of sugar, and a dash of brandy or cognac, if you have it. 

*Note that if you have a little apple butter lying around you can cut the sugar in the apples and spread a little apple butter on the crust before adding the apples.

Third, fill the crust with the apple chunks and arrange thin slices of one apple (I like Fuji) in concentric circles on top. 

*Note that you can cut thinner apple slices if the skin of the apple quarters faces up. 

Bake for 30 minutes in a pre-heated oven set to 350 degrees. Enjoy!


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