January 22, 2010

What a little tart!

by Shelly

I’m not sure if I am totally getting use to this, rain all the time thing we are experiencing here in sunny So Cal, but I’m definitely taking advantage of all the indoor time. It’s not like I don’t tell you all often, but I LOVE the Barefoot Contessa! I mean, she lives in the Hamptons, she has a ton of fabulous gay friends that are OH so cute, and her cooking is just the perfect down home meets gourmet that I love.
Since my kiddo is all about four hour naps these days. No, I’m not kidding! I have had to get creative about doing stuff around the house and not just sitting on the computer surfing the web…like I’ve been doing the past two hours or so. 
This French Apple Tart by Ina is beautiful, rustic and pretty darn easy to make. So if you have these sitting around —–>
then you need to whip up this pretty dessert asap. Oh, and it tastes darn good in the morning with coffee and some cheese.
Once you’ve made the pastry dough and chilled it you just roll it out into a 10 x 14 inch rectangle. Then you take 1/4 inch slices of apple and place them overlapping on the dough.
Then you sprinkle with sugar and dot with butter and stick in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour.
And voila! You’ve got a fancy dancy rustic tart that’s perfect for a rainy day with a cup of tea or coffee. 
Then you glaze the apples with a little mixture of apricot jelly, Calvados and or rum and it’s done! 
Happy Friday everyone!!!

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eddieross January 23, 2010 at 8:06 pm

That looks delicious!!

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