Monday, September 14, 2009

Magazine Monday #49: Apple Tart

This is what I was hinting at on Friday's post about the transparent apples: Apple Tart. This is such a simple recipe I almost didn't think it would be all that spectacular. I couldn't have been more wrong, and making this brought home the lesson "less is more."

Recipe is here, from a back issue of Bon Appetit.

The crust recipe alone was an excellent discovery, and I used it in another upcoming post, and think it's a great go-to recipe for when you just need a simple single-crust pastry recipe, or a quick base for squares.

I didn't make the caramel sauce - I didn't have any whipping cream and I was lazy. So, instead, to give this some extra flavour, to keep the apples moist, and to add some visual appeal, I brushed the baked tart, still hot out of the oven, with melted butter. This melded wonderfully with the spices in the filling.

This is a very quick, very easy recipe to put together, and the results are elegant. And they also make a great breakfast, with some vanilla yogurt. Trust me!

OK, so this is my last time hosting Magazine Mondays, and Ivonne will be back next week. I want to thank all of you who participated for sending me their links! It's been a slice, guys!

Also, just to let you know, I'm away most of this week, so you will be enjoying posts courtesy of Blogger's scheduled posts feature, but I won't be around visiting at least until Friday. Have a great week!

Joining me this week with their Magazine Monday contributions are: no one. *sniff sniff*

14 comments:

girlichef said...

Oh man, now I feel like a real sh*t for not making on of the dogeared magazine recipes I have lying in wait...best intentions :/

Your tart looks amazing...that color...drool!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful tart!

Cheers,

Rosa

Palidor said...

Oh, come to think of it, maybe I should have submitted the ricotta chicken that I made and you wouldn't have been lonely. :-(

The tart looks superb! Brushing melted butter on top sounds divine!

Finsmom said...

This turned out so beautifully!

Cathy said...

Ok, now I really want to go home and bake :) This looks fabulous!

Helene said...

Timely post with the fresh apples that we can find at the market. I love apple tart. Looks delicious.

Elra said...

Delicious tart, I love apple tart.

Pierce said...

Damn.....I have a magazine recipe but didn't get it all done up in time. Rats!

As usual, you did an outstanding job here. Love apples.

Tia said...

mmm the caramel sauce alone looks to die for. awesome job! i've been liking bon appetit recipes a lot lately too.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

What a yummy treat to make with your apple stash. Those spices look amazing on top - I bet it smelled like heaven in your house.

Xiaolu said...

Mmm! Hooray for apple season. That looks fabulous =).

Shelly W said...

I love tarts, and yours looks so good!

Debbie said...

I will have to try this one...I love apple recipes.

All I post are magazine recipes on my blog and yet I missed my opportunity to post with you??

Wandering Coyote said...

Debbie: yeah, I hosted for Ivonne for a month. I wondered where you were, actually! Now it's back to Ivonne as she's returned from her trip.

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