June 9, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Parisian Apple (also Nectarine & Blueberry) Tartlets


What a simple, delicious recipe for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie! Jessica from My Baking Heart chose Parisian Apple Tartlets, a simple recipe that calls for only four ingredients: puff pastry, apples, brown sugar, and butter.

I made three different tarts: apple, nectarine, and blueberry. The recipe suggests peeling & quartering the apple, which is baked on a round piece of puff pastry like Jessica did...

(Image from My Baking Heart)

However, I sliced the apple & nectarine and layered them on rectangular pieces of pastry (I just cut a sheet of pastry into 6 pieces). I tossed the blueberries with agave nectar and the apples with brown sugar & cinnamon (and dotted with a bit of butter). I topped the nectarine with sugar & ground ginger.

Tartlets before baking.

Overall, I thought the tartlets were good...but they needed something more. Next time, I'll brush the pastry with some ginger jam before adding the nectarines, and I'll slice the apple into smaller pieces so that the pastry will puff around it. Oh, and, I'll make caramel to drizzle over the top or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Tartlets after baking.

5 comments:

Hornedfroggy said...

Thanks so much for baking along with me this week! I love your variations - I'll have to try them next time! :)

Marthe said...

Those blueberry tartlets look so scrumptious!

Tracey said...

I love all of your variations! I was wondering how this would work with blueberries so glad to see it turned out for you!

Tania said...

WOW, WOW, WOW...they look delish. I cannot wait to try it with so many different fruits! Your pics are great!

TeaLady said...

All of your additions sound great, altho' your tarts look just right the way they are.

But then, we cannot help ourselves - we must add.....