This week’s Martha Mondays was chosen by AquaSunday – thanks for the pick! Apple Tart, from November Living was the pick. This is a quick version of an apple pie since it uses puff pastry. You have to roll out the puff pastry first to Martha’s specs. Mine stuck a bit to the counter despite the flour. You cut off an inch around the edge and layer that along the side to create crust. The tart has a layer of applesauce, then Granny Smith apples which are brushed with butter and sanded with sugar. I added quite a lot of sugar because I do not like my apple tarts tart! I also sprinkled on some cinnamon, because I think that’s necessary too.
You bake this at 400 for 20 minutes – Martha says until the edges puff. Yikes! I should have checked mine sooner. At 20 min, my edges were dark brown. I had to cover them with foil for the next round of baking at 375 – until the apples are golden. When this comes out, you brush with apricot jam mixed with water and dust with powdered sugar. It looked very pretty I thought and it was very easy to make compared to a pie.
As for taste, I didn’t like it. I thought it was very sour. I dumped some more powdered sugar on top, but even then I didn’t care for it. The kids ate theirs though (and Dude Martha had more for breakfast this morning). Mr. MarthaAndMe didn’t care for it much either. I did like the puff pastry and it did look very nice. So if I made it again, I would use a different kind of apple that is not so tart and lots more sugar. Then I think it would be very good.
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Yours looks good, shame it was a bit too tart. I did mine with different apples and we all liked it. I think next time I will add sultanas and cinnamon to the applesauce. Check mine out on my blog : http://email@example.com. I hope you leave me a comment!
Yes, I should have used different apples for sure. I did like how easy this was to make.
Just picked up my puff pastry…going to give it a try…with a different apple variety. Thanks for the post.
Let me know how it turns out!
My mom once bought puff pastry from a baking supply store and it was about a thousand times better than Pepperidge Farm! I’ve never been there to buy it, but always think I should.
The apple tart looks yummy. Didn’t have time this weekend to try it. I was busy baking for a cookie swap. But looks like a fun recipe to try sometime.
Thanks to you and Pru I made a few changes in Martha’s recipe. I used different apples that worked great for this recipe. I love using puff pastry. I posted it on my food blog instead of Aqua Sunday.
Good call. I’m glad it worked out for you.
I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I will, as an old apple tart fan. I think I’ll make mine in a quiche pan so that it will be round. I’m salivating just thinking about it!
That sound like a nice way to make it. Let me know how it turns out!
I like my apple tarts tart — apple pies too — but I usually use different sorts of apples as well. this looks as though it’s fun to make, and would be good for breakfast.
Yes, Dude Martha has been enjoying it and thinks he is getting away with something, eating “dessert” for breakfast.