Monday, March 27, 2006

As Easy as Apple Pie

There is nothing as easy to make as a French apple tart. I made one tonight, so I thought I'd do a photo cooking lesson. Okay - everyone ready? You need:
A couple apples, a half a cup of sugar, some cinnamon, lemon to keep the apple slices from turning brown, a tablespoon of butter, and a ready-to-back puff pie pastry.

First step:
Lay the pastry in the dish and slice the apples. Toss them artistically into the pie dish.

Step two:

Cut a one tablespoon of butter over apples. Add 1/2 cup sugar (sprinkle over the top) and a dash of cinnamon.

Step three:

Bake in a 175 C° oven for about 45 minutes.

Let cool a little bit, then enjoy!!


December Quinn said...

If you're a fan of apple-y desserts, I'll dig out my recipe for apple custard meringue pie. Really. I didn't have any because I'm not an apple fan, but the hubby loved it, and it was really fun to make (if you like doing complicated-but-simple recipes).

Bonita said...

Nice pictures and lovely recipe! I am now at a time in my life that I actually enjoy cooking so I have been gathering recipes that both my husband and I enjoy.

Virenda said...

LOVE this, you should do something like this on a regular basis. LOL. I can always use a good desert recipe.

By the way, thanks for saying it was easy and it ACTUALLY being easy. ~wink~

Sam said...

December - I love apple recipes so fire away!!
Bonita, thank you!
Virenda - OK - for next week I'll make a cheese soufflée...LOL
Seriously very easy.

Tara Marie said...

this looks yummy--great idea posting pictures!!

Nienke said...

Ooo, yummy. I agree with Virenda, do this on a regular basis. My suggestion for the next photo-baking feature: december quinn's apple custard meringue pie. ;o)
Just read further comments, apple souffle sounds good too!

Nienke said...

oops, cheese souffle. But apple souffle sounds good too, doncha think?

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Mmmm, Sam, I’ll bet this French Apple Tart was delicious! Not only was the recipe invitingly easy, the accompanying photos were sensational, too. It’s clear that your talent and creativity extend far beyond writing, my friend! :-)

December Quinn said...

Will do. Be warned, it's long. But really fun to do.

Sam said...

Aw - thanks Daisy!!
And Nienke, I'd love to do an apple soufflée - but I bet it's harder than my cheese soufflée.
The cheese one is a snap, I promise.

Jim Donahue said...

My mouth is watering!

Doug Hoffman said...

Looks great, Sam. I wish I could get a good puff pastry locally, but our market sells crap (puff pastry without butter -- can you imagine?) But I'll bet this would be equally good with a decent pie crust.

Cheyenne McCray said...

YUM!!!! Sorry I missed the tag. I'll do that tomorrow. Today is the Cowboy of the Week! *g*



Lyn Cash said...

Oooh, Sam - great recipe. Mind if I do desserts some day on my recipe blog and post this (giving you credit, of couse!)???

I always like 'starting' my day by visiting your blog - it comforts me. The photos here are quite lovely and the recipe looks fantastic.

Want Quinn's apple custard meringue pie when you get it, too - lol. I'm a sucker for good apple recipes. ~ Have a terrific day, my online friend.

Patrice Michelle said...

Yum, yum, yum. Not only does it sound delish, but the pics are gorgeous. Great use of lighting, Sam!