This is, simply put, the easiest dessert that I have made so far. Plus, it is seriously delicious! Jessica of My Baking Heart really hit a home run with this TWD choice.
[Parisian apple tartlet recipe]
All you need to make this dessert (if you buy the puff pastry at the store, that is — I don't even want to contemplate making it at this point!) is a circle of puff pastry, a half of an apple, brown sugar and butter.
Sorry, Dorie... no all-butter puff pastry in the grocery store, so I made do with this.
The cutter was supposed to be 4" wide, but this one was a little smaller and it was the biggest cutter I had. Next time I'll make sure to make it a little bigger, because there wasn't quite enough pastry around the edges.
There was a little burnt sugar action since the sugar and juices ran off the side of the tartlets. Could be because my pastry was too small... or because I added too much extra sugar ;)
Well, that's it! Easiest... recipe... ever. Love. I think this blog post is causing me more effort than actually making the recipe.
Parisian Apple Tartlet
1 1/8-inch-thick 4-inch circle cold puff pastry
1/2 firm sweet apple, such as a Golden Delicious or Fuji, peeled and cored
1 to 2 t light brown sugar
1 t cold butter, cut into 3 pieces
[full recipe instructions on Jessica's blog]
Nutrition Facts from NutritionData.com:
per 1 recipe
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Fat: 19 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 104 mg
Carbohydrates: 41 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 3 g
I honestly thought it would be healthier, but that pastry is killer! I forgot to weigh my pastry, so I used a guesstimate of 40g of baked pastry per 4" circle to calculate the calories. Might be a little less.
Thanks to Jessica for making my life easy this week :) You can get the recipe on her blog: Supplicious. The rest of the tartlets can be ogled through the TWD blogroll!
(Note: It's impossible to eat this without getting your hands dirty ;) )