Friday, January 27, 2012

Apple Tarts

Happy Friday everyone!

I'm going to skip the small talk and tell you about a little project that I have for you.  I have something in the works that has to do with food in the Boston area.  I don't want to give away any specifics quite yet, but I will later this weekend!

Here is what I need from you: If you live in the Boston area or have traveled here I want to know your absolute favorite restaurant.  You're "go to" place.  It can be anything from your favorite greasy burger joint to the incredibly fancy french cuisine you enjoy on special occasions.

Leave your suggestions in the comments below the post.  Please AND thank you!  Seriously, I appreciate this.  And I promise I will tell you why soon!  

But until then...let's ogle over these puff pastry apple tarts that I made last night and are sinfully delicious.  Fun fact about these: We always have leftovers.  I mean always.  Until last night.  These babies were gone mere hours after coming out of the oven.

Apple Tarts...
with cinnamon, peanut butter, and white chocolate chips.
Makes: 6-8 servings   Prep Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 15-18 minutes   Total Time: 25-30 minutes

  •  1 sheet puff pastry cut in 1/2
  • 3 apples, cored and sliced very thinly
  • juice of 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • any kind of candy chips: cinnamon chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate whatever tickles your fancy
  • jam or preserves for brushing
  • vanilla ice cream for serving
1. Mmm apples.  Please ignore the fact that there are 4 instead of 3 here.  3 will be plenty.  I hadn't quite decided how many to use when I took this picture.

2. Core your apples.  And if you don't have a fancy schmancy apple corer just do it the good ole' fashioned way.  Even though an apple corer would be nice...

3. Now I need you to cut these apples as thinly as absolutely possible without loosing a finger.  This is not Sweeney Todd and I will not allow finger pies.  Place sliced apples in a large bowl.

4. Cut your lemon in half.

5. Squeeze lemon juice over the bowl of apples.  Scoop out the seeds if they sneak into the bowl.

6. Time for 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar.

7. Pour in brown sugar.

8. Add a pinch of salt and mix it all up.

 9. Preheat the oven to 400° and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

10. Grab puff pastry from the freezer.  Cut in half and place on the baking sheets.

  11. Line the apples up as close as possible.  Drizzle the extra "goop" from the bottom of the bowl over the apples.


12. Grab the chips.

13. Sprinkle generously over the top.  The one on the left is apple cinnamon and on the right is peanut butter and white chocolate.  

14. Bake for 15-18 minutes (or until the pastry is puffed up and golden brown) on the lowest rack so the chips don't burn.

15. After they come out of the oven brush each tart with your jam or preserves.  I used apricot preserves.

16. Cut into slices.

17. Serve warm with ice cream.

18. Enjoy!

Don't forget to tell me about your favorite Boston restaurants!

1 comment:

  1. I want another tart just seeing these pictures!! You know all of my favorites, but Trattoria may be hands down my favorite...


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