Tuesday, 5 January 2010

TWD: Tarte Tatin


TWD celebrates its second anniversary by offering two choices for the participants this week! As mentioned many times before (and I hope you haven't gotten sick of it yet) that I'm not a fan of chocolate dessert/ pastry, so it goes without saying that I chose tarte tatin over cocoa-buttermilk birthday cake. ;-)

Most of the tarte tatin recipes that I've come across call for puff pastry to be used but in this particular recipe, we are allowed to use pie or tart dough as well. I opted for the easiest way out by using the leftover sweet tart dough that I kept in the fridge. The rest of the steps are quite easy. Just cooked the apple slices, butter and sugar until caramelized, then arranged the apples on a baking pan, poured caramel over it, and lastly, covered the mixture with a piece of tart dough. The only tricky part is to flip the tarte tatin out of the baking pan but I'm glad that I managed to get it done! The tart is really yummy and I love its rustic look too!

Laurie is the lovely lady who started TWD and she's also the host this week, so head over to her blog for tarte tatin and cocoa-buttermilk birthday cake recipes!

13 Comments:

slush said...

I love the color you got on the apples. Looks fantastic. Thanks so much for baking along with me. xo

Jennifer said...

Your tart looks delicious!

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful tarte.

For as much as I heart chocolate, I do not like chocolate cake.

So I made the tarte as well.

Kayte said...

This looks absolutely melt-in-your-mouth fantastically delicious. I need to figure out how you did this so wonderfully! Happy New Year!

Snooky doodle said...

looks so nice and yummy :)

Karen said...

Looks beautiful and tasty! :)

Susan said...

Your tarte looks wonderful. I made the cake instead. Tarte looks better. :)

Tracey said...

Wow, I wish I could have a slice of your tarte - it looks so good! I made the cake this week (well, cupcakes) but I'm hoping to make this fabulous tarte soon.

Gretchen Noelle said...

I like the idea of the short crust. I used puff pastry which was okay, but I wonder if I would have enjoyed yours just a bit more! Great job!

Elin said...

Hi Piggy...you are always tempting with such nice and mouth watering tarts and pie. I absolutely will want to try this out :p Thanks for sharing and letting me drool here :))
The Piggy shaped cutting board was bought from Daiso in IMM. Piggy Cuz say that it was the last of the lot when she bought it. You can check it out later for new stock.

Stardust said...

I would opt for it without question too! What good tart to have the topping wet and yummy like this! =P

TeaLady said...

OH!!! I so wish I had thot of adding caramel. Fantastic.

The Food Librarian said...

This is just beautiful! I love it. I'm not the biggest fan of chocolate either.