Tuesday, June 9, 2009

TWD: Parisian Apple Tartlet


This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe was Parisian Apple Tartlet(s). This is Dorie’s little gift to all of us bakers who attempt to scale back every week: it’s a one portion recipe! (But you can make as many or as few as you like). I had half a package of Trader Joe’s puff pastry leftover from when the Sweet Melissa Sundays group made apple turnovers a couple months back, so I made four of these adorable little pastries: apple, cherry, apricot, and peach. Since I didn’t make my own puff pastry, I think it officially qualifies as easiest TWD recipe to date: chop fruit, cut dough, sprinkle with butter and sugar, and pop in the oven – a simple and lovely summer dessert. I gave this recipe a 7 for Deliciousness and a 1.5 (I pitted more cherries than I actually needed) for Effort, giving it an EDR of 4.66.




For one of the serving options, Dorie recommends wrapping the tartlets in wax paper to eat standing up, so you can imagine you are in Paris. I loved that idea, because really, is there a better place to be? And these tartlets definitely remind me of Parisian bakeries. A while back Mr. Penpen ran a marathon in Florence, and for the second part of the trip we went to Paris and consumed a gargantuan quantity of pastries. Since I wasn’t the one who ran twenty-six miles, not to mention all the training involved to complete the race, I was worried I had gone a bit overboard. Luckily, that worrying was unwarranted since all the walking we did balanced out the overindulgence. So lesson learned: eat whatever you want on vacation! And now whenever I feel heavy, Mr. Pepen dismisses my complaints and grumbles about the “phantom Euro pounds."



Many thanks to Jessica of My Baking Heart for this great selection. You can find the recipe on Jessica’s site and see what the other bakers thought via the TWD blogroll. Since this recipe involved such minimal preparation, I decided it would be a good week to do a rewind. And what is the total opposite of a this delicate little French pastry? Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters: three classic cookies merged into one tasty treat – yummy! They were chosen back in September and you can find the recipe here.

24 comments:

Pamela said...

Everything looks wonderful! I think your advice is spot on...eat what you want on vacation! The cookies look good, too!

Amanda said...

How perfect! That first photo is screen lickin' good :-D I really enjoyed these too :)

Sabrina said...

They are so cute! I loved that you made a variety!

Jessica said...

I love the variety that you made! I haven't made these yet but I'm making them for dessert tonight.
Those cookies are delicious, aren't they? I made them to snack on while I was writing papers at the end of last semester and I demolished them before I could even take pictures!

vibi said...

Nicely done Margot! I little different goodness for everyone's taste! WOW! I wanna have dinner at your place!

Megan said...

I forgot about those cookies - maybe if I have some free time today.....

Anyways, I've never been to Paris, but I certainly loved this selection for the simplicity.

Clivia said...

Your tartlets looks simply delicious. I wish I had some left.

jillbert said...

I love your assortment of fruits - just like you'd see in a pastry shop in Paris!

Tracey said...

Pretty tartlets! Looks like your puff pastry rose beautifully! I'm so jealous of all the TWD folks who've been talking about trips to Paris. Sounds like yours was a great one :)

finsmom said...

I really love the different varieties you made! SO cool!

chocolatechic said...

I love your mini tartlets.

Fantom Eruo pounds....giggle.

Hornedfroggy said...

Thanks so much for baking with me this week! Lovely photos! :)

lasinthekitchen said...

Your Parisian Tartlets look amazing! How in the world did you get your puff pastry to puff so much? I used the same pastry and it turned out quite flat.
The cherry tartlet looks soo yummy with the juice oozing into the puff pastry!

Beth said...

Beautiful!

Hanaâ said...

Ooooh those tartlets look cute and delicious. What a great idea to use different kinds of fruit.

Your cookies look lovely too. Too bad I can't eat peanut butter. I might have to make them for my co-workers sometime.

Michele said...

How neat that you used different fruits. They all look delicious!

Audrey said...

now, that's a combination after my own heart..I also love that you tried all kinds of fruit. It's such a pretty presentation ... mmm, just like a French bakery would have!

Marthe said...

Yummy!!! Your tartlets look amazing! Next weeks ice cream was really good, have fun making it. Can't wait to see yours!!

Sweet as Coco said...

I love that you did a few different types of tarts!

Kayte said...

Are those cherries? Really and truly cherries? I am so going there...these all look lovely, but I particularly love cherries. Today...later = me and the cherries. Great job.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Oooh, you tried cherry! I came *that* close, and wish I had done that rather than two peach tartlets. If it weren't for pitting the cherries, these would be off your EDT chart!

If you even want an intense chocolate rewind, the Quintuple Chocolate Brownies would qualify!

Carol Peterman said...

What beautiful tartlets and a delicious variety of fruits. I would feel compelled to eat all for just to experience all the different flavors!

Leslie said...

I'm so jealous of your cherry tartlet! I bet it was amazing (but they all look amazing, what am I talking about?!?)

Sara said...

Your little tarts look awesome. I love the cherry one, I want to try that. This easy recipe was definitely a nice break!
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