Monday, November 16, 2009

EASY As Pie French Apple Tarts

So, I found this random French Apple Tart recipe in a Redbook magazine -- it's not a mag I usually read, but so glad I came across it! I made these for a dinner party about a week ago and they were a big hit. I'll be making these simple elegant tarts for my mom's church bake sale this year. Yep, they're THAT easy -- you can make 50 of them in a snap.
  • 1 package(s) (14-ounce) package frozen all-butter puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
  • 6 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) grated lemon zest
  • 3 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled, quartered
  • 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, melted
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with sides with parchment paper.
  2. Unfold puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface. Cut into quarters crosswise and thirds lengthwise to make 12 squares. Transfer 6 squares to each cookie sheet, about 3 inches apart, and refrigerate while cutting apples.
  3. Mix sugar and lemon zest in a small bowl. Cut apple quarters into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Working with one sheet at a time, arrange apple slices slightly overlapping on each pastry square, leaving 1/4-inch border. Brush apples with half of butter and sprinkle with half of lemon sugar, using 1 1/2 teaspoons for each square. Using a sharp knife, score the pastry around the border of each square (like a picture frame).
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until pastry is well browned and apples are tender. Transfer tarts to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining pastry, apples, butter, and sugar mixture.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

makes a great next day snack or a grab and run treat.