The easiest Parisian Apple Tartlet recipe ever! Dorie Greenspan of Baking, from my home to yours, hit it right on, again with this easy tart recipe: puff pastry lined with apple chunks, brown sugar and dots of butter, baked to perfection! A great recipe to have on hand for when you need an easy dessert in a hurry.
Jessica of My Baking Heart is the hostess for this week’s Tuesday With Dorie challenge and she picked the perfect Parisian Apple Tartlet. As soon as I saw the recipe, I had flash backs to one of our favorite restaurants in Paris, Au Gamin de Paris. They have by far the best apple tart I have ever had (little secret I am not a big apple pie fan), it is not overly sweet, the crust is not too flaky and it has a layer of caramel sauce which is so subtle but compliments the apples so incredibly well. I knew that this recipe would become our Au Gamin de Paris tart and I was absolutely right!
I was going to make my own puff pastry but due to time, I used my favorite frozen brand, Dufour. As well I opted to use a fluted tart pan as I wanted it to be somewhat elegant; we were taking it for friend’s for dessert. I used tart Granny smith apples, which I quartered and kept in chunks and I melted the butter and brown sugar together to form a glaze, which I brushed over the apples and crust before baking. We served the tart with homemade vanilla bean ice cream (recipe will come separately) and a burnt grey sea salt caramel sauce – it was fantastic!
You will definitely want to over indulge today and check out the TWD site for more Parisian Apple Tartlets!
Recipe: Parisian Apple Tartlet
This recipe as well as all of the Tuesday with Dorie recipes can be found in this book, which I highly recommend. If you only need to have one go to cookbook on baking, this is it! Or you can visit Jessica’s site.