Tuesday, November 15, 2011

{TWD} Alsatian Apple Tart


The final weeks of Tuesdays With Dorie bring us a raft of pie and tart recipes, just in time for Thanksgiving! This week it's Alsatian Apple Tart (the other recipe this week is a versatile chocolate brownie). The tart features a custard base and slices of apples on top, and although it's ideal for Autumn baking, I'd be happy to find this tart in my oven - or on my plate - any season of the year.

n.o.e.'s notes:

- The tart recipe was chosen by Jessica of Cookbook Habit. You can find the recipe on her tart post today.

- I made 1/3 recipe in a small baking dish.

- I love Dorie Greenspan's tart dough recipe, particularly the variation with nuts. It's versatile, sturdy, easy, and complements a variety of tart fillings.


the verdict:

We quickly scarfed up this tiny tart and sighed that it was gone! This is my favorite of all the apple recipes that we've baked in TWD. The custard + apple makes for a winning combination, reminiscent of my longtime standby German Apple Pie, but even better.

Today's other TWD recipe is for Bittersweet Brownies, which I posted here.

12 comments:

Cakelaw said...

I am with you - this tart is just gorgeous. I am also a huge fan of Dorie's sweet tart dough - no rolling!

Peggy said...

The sweet tart dough is good, but as I told you on twitter, I think I overbaked mine this time and it caused the edges to be a bit hard. We loved this tart though. I agree that it may be the best apple dessert in the book. Reminds me a bit of egg custard that I had growing up only with the added goodness of apples! Of course, I love apples, especially in the fall. Love your square one!

Flourchild said...

I too am a fan of Dories sweet tart...It's like one big giant yummy cookie! I love your tart, it's beautiful!

Laura said...

I would love to try this recipe, it looks delicious!

Valerie said...

Gorgeous! Your tart could easily be placed inside Dorie's book.
(I could eat the sweet tart crust without any filling.) :D

Nicole said...

I really liked this one too! I loved the crust and the apples. Yum! Your little square tart is so cute.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

apples and custard are definitely friends. i liked this one, too.

alvarosa said...

the rectangular shape looks great!

TeaLady said...

Beautiful tart, Nancy. I have to get to this one real soon. Looks to good to pass up!!

Jessica said...

That is one adorable miniature tart. I have those little ramekins somewhere - I'll have to conscript them for tart-making purposes soon. Thanks for baking along with me this week!

Kayte said...

Guess I better make this one, too, right? I love love love that little baking dish. I need to add more squares into my life. Great presentation, it is really pretty!

Jaime said...

beautiful! I think I cut my apple slices too thin....