Last weekend my better half & I got a big bucket full of apples straightforwardly from an apple tree in our friends’ garden… What to do? Eating apples, cooking apple compote, cooking apple sauce… & making an fast & easy apple tart.
It was a very thin tart w/ a creamy fruit layer where apples mixed w/ vanilla & cream…
Let’s start: what do we need?
- puff pastry (“ready-to-use” because we seek fast results!)
- apricot jam (from my homemade supplies)
- crème fraîche, whipping cream & vanilla sugar.
We start w/ preheating the oven to 175 °C w/ fan.
We take the bottom of our spring form & oil it. Then we set the puff pastry in order to cover the bottom. We cut off the overlays & press together the adjoining edges of the puff pastry.
W/ help of the cut-off puff pastry snippets we form an edge.
Then we spread apricot jam (remember my jam recipe) all over the base.
Next task: peeling & coring the apples. This will take its time because we’ve got natural apples which aren’t so big… (let’s say it’s about 5-6 cm each).
Slice the apples & arrange them on the apricot jam covered base.
For the record:
I didn’t use any lemon juice or lemon oil because the apples were processed at once after peeling & coring. Because of the planned mix of soft apples & cream & apricot jam during the oven session it’s not necessary to keep the apple slices from turning brown – the whole mess will turn brownish.
Put the edge of the springform in place & add the mix of crème fraîche, whipping cream & vanilla sugar. Spread it all over the apples.
Ready for the oven session!
We’ve got a very thin tart w/ a crispy base & an absolutely delicious blend of apples, soft apple mush, apricot & vanilla flavours w/ cream.
You may serve the apple tart straightforward from the oven or cooled down to room temperature. If you like you may add some whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream…
(Next day – if there are some leftovers – after a night in the fridge the base will get softened – nevertheless delicious… So you also may prepare the apple tart beforehand & serve next day (out of the fridge) – it’s also delicious when cold!)
The businesswoman w/ too many office hours thinks
I don’t need lots of ingredients or lots of time – if I don’t happen to lay hands on apples from my friends’ garden I can buy „bigger“ ones in my trusted food store. This will reduce the time in the kitchen for preparing…
From the result: it’ll be enough for dessert after dinner – I can make up to 8 quite big slices!