Monday, September 20, 2010

Apple Tart (tarte fine aux pomme)

On May, my dearest mate in Australia sent me a magazine with Curtis Stone in it... yes he is my favourite chef who has really hypnotizing eyes. But then, it was not him that attracted me. I found this recipe of apple tart which looked so nice topped with ice cream, and I can't help my self to try it. It was really easy to make, since I bought a ready made puff pastry for the taart base. I skipped the vanilla bean ice cream, but still it tastes super... :)

Here is the picture

Not bad right?
It becomes our simple, healthy and favourite dessert of all time.
I wrote the recipe for you if you'd like to give a try and pamper your tongue with this wonderful dessert.

Apple Tart
By Guillaume Brahimi
Source : Delicious Magazine, April 2010
4 golden delicious apple
a squeeze of lemon juice (to keep apples from discoloring)
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, beaten
unsalted melted butter, to brush
3 tbs caster sugar

How to
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius and line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Peel, core and quarter the apples, then cut into very thin slices (a mandoline is ideal). Toss the slices in a little lemon juice to keep from discolouring.
  2. Using a round 12 cm cutter, cut pastry into 8 rounds and divide between trays, leaving plenty of space between each pastry round. Brush pastry with egg.
  3. Arrange apple slices on pastry in a circle, ensuring the slices overlap slightly.
  4. Brush apples with melted butter and sprinkle each with 1 tsp sugar. Bake for 25-30 minutes, sprinklling with remaining sugar for the final 5 minutes of cooking time, until pastry is crisp and apples are golden and crisped at the edges. Serve warm, topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream (I skipped this)
There you go, enjoy the picture and hope you like it. 


  1. Hi Jeng Kirana,
    This apple tart is my favourite too. I used Granny Smith apple (green) because it's more tarty. Also you can add sprinkle of cinnamon on the top of the tart just before you bake it, trust me the beautiful smell of this tart will make your neighbours want to come over to try hehe... and if you are on sugar diet, you can brush the tart with honey instead (much healthier). Basically this tart is so delicious that you can't go wrong whatever creativity you have, just experiments with your pantry ingredients that are available hihi...

  2. Granny smith apple, waa you should bring some for us, :P does it taste the same as apple malang or another green apple that we had here in Indo nyong?
    Yes, I've got that "cinnamon" suggestion also from Dina '01. I will try it sometimes.
    Thanks a lot for the tips Hun, and especially for the magazine, the best oleh2 I've ever had... :)

  3. mb..
    keliatannya enak tuh.. bikin ngiler..
    kpn2 aku psn ya! ^^ hehehe...