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Roasted- Apple Tartlets
Usher in fall with a half dozen rustic yet refined tartlets. Over a
wonderfully sweet “applesauce” made from the roasted fruit and
Calvados, two layers of paper-thin apple slices are brushed with butter
and sprinkled with sugar to help them caramelize as they bake. The
tartlets are delicious still warm from the oven or at room temperature,
especially with a snifter of Calvados served alongside for sipping. Makes 6
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 recipe Pate Brisee (page 322)
5 tart, firm apples, such as Granny Smith
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons Calvados or other apple brandy
Pinch of salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup apricot jam, heated and strained
1. Place six 4-inch tart rings on a parchment-lined baking sheet. On a
lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut out six 5 1/2-inch rounds, rerolling scraps as needed. Press dough into bottoms and up sides of tart rings. Trim excess dough flush with rims. Refrigerate or freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel, core, and slice 2 apples into 8 wedges
each. Toss wedges with the f lour, 1/4 cup sugar, the bread crumbs,
1 teaspoon lemon juice, the Calvados, and salt. Spread in an even
layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake 20 minutes. Toss apples
and continue baking until very soft and caramelized around edges,
15 to 20 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl and roughly mash. Let cool
3. Peel, core, and quarter 1 apple. Core and quarter (do not peel) remaining 2 apples and slice all 3 apples very thin, using a mandoline or a very sharp knife. Toss peeled and unpeeled apple slices separately with remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Spread 2 tablespoons mashed apple mixture into each tart shell. Fan peeled apple slices on top of mash.
Evenly brush apples with half the melted butter and sprinkle with half
the remaining sugar. Repeat layering with unpeeled apple and remaining butter and sugar. Bake tartlets until apples are dark golden brown on edges, about 65 minutes. Brush tops with strained jam. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool slightly.
Recipe reprinted from MARTHA STEWART’S NEW PIES AND TARTS. Copyright © 2011 by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
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Softcover Book : 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Publishers Inc./Random House ( March 22, 2011 )
Item #: 13-194741
Product Dimensions: 7.375 x 9.125 inches
Product Weight: 33.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Reviewer: Glory B
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