Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TWD - A Tourtely Apple Tart

This week Jeanette of The Whimsical Cupcake chose Dorie's Tourtely Apple Tart. I took a few shortcuts with the recipe so not surprisingly I didn't end up with the slim and elegant tart Dorie describes in the book!

Basically the filling for this tart is apples cooked down with brown sugar, nutmeg and apple cider with a little browned butter thrown in for good measure. I didn't have enough apples on hand so I threw in a couple of pears as well. I used apple juice instead of apple cider, a sour cream pastry rather than Dorie's always awesome sweet tart dough and left out both the raisins and almonds.

The verdict? Fabulous. While I'm sure the original is even better this was delicious. But then again I love apple pie of any variety. With a scoop of icecream on top it was the perfect comfort food on a cool and wet day. My apologies for the awful photo. It was late and dark and this was the best of a truly terrible bunch.

Thanks to Jeanette for a great pick this week. Make sure you check out her blog for the recipe and the TWD blogroll to see how everyone else did.

On another note, my big boy is turning 2 tomorrow! Watch this space for some birthday pics including what I hope will be an awesome birthday cake!


  1. OOOOoooh i love apple pie, it sounds really interesting to use the apple cider in the recipe.

  2. Your tart looks good. I haven same issue with trying to get decent photos because I usually cook at night.

  3. This was fabulous! I used pears and left the raisins out of the filling. I loved the almond crust, one of the best parts!

  4. Ah Happy Birthday to your little twosy year old.
    I really must try cider the next time. This is absolutely a favorite. Your short cuts are great to know about.

  5. yum yum yummy.. amazing.. :)

  6. This is what you call good food. Looks delicious, cant wait for my husband to make this for dessert!

  7. Totally mouthwatering! Very well done, I love apple pies and will surely try one of those! thanks for the post!


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