I've heard this line again and again from bakers and cooks, "Sometimes the most delicious dishes are made with the most simple ingredients!"
Well that is the case of Dorie Greenspan's Tarte Tatin.
I was blown away.
The recipe only called for four, very, very common ingredients. You prepared it on the stove top and in the oven.
It was completely rustic, yet elegant.
It wasn't too tricky. (as always, I'm battling it out with caramel...this time I stepped away from it for too long but no fear, it didn't burn).
The apples cooked so interested It's as if they puffed up or were swollen.
The caramel was delicious. (How could it not be...with all that butter!)
The puff pastry. It was interesting. ...totally my first time using it. I would say I had a good experience, but nothing that blew me out of the water. I think next time I'll try to make my own or use a homemade dough for the crust.
All in all. I love this dessert. To me it is the quintessential dessert for a small dinner party. I can't wait to make it for one! I was so happy too, that the group decided to make this for the Tuesdays with Dorie 2nd anniversary!
You can find the recipe on Laurie's blog, Slush! (It also includes a recipe for Cocoa Buttermilk Birthday Cake, since there was a tie on what recipe we should make!) Also check out the TWD blogroll to see my baking friend's creations!
Next Week: Mrs. Vogel’s Scherben (it's fried...watch out!)