Today in the Apple Series we’re taking a quick trip to France, home of amazing pastries. But, because for most of us a real trip to France isn’t possible at the drop of a hat, how about we settle for making a French-esque pastry in our kitchens? Sound good? All of the taste of France without the cost of a plane ticket.
What you’ll need:
- 1 sheet of puff pastry
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2-3 small apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- pinch of salt
- parchment paper
First, you’ll want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take the melted butter and brush half of it on the parchment paper in a disk shape the size of a dinner plate. Sprinkle half of the sugar on the parchment paper where you brushed the melted butter.
On a lightly floured surface, take the sheet of puff pastry and roll it out until you can place a dinner plate on the pastry and trace around it. This circle will become the base of your tarte. Carefully transfer the pastry circle to the parchment paper, placing it directly on top of the buttered and sugared area.
Take the apple slices and arrange them in overlapping circles on top of the pastry starting from the outside and working your way in until the pastry is covered, leaving a bit of a margin. Once this is done, brush the apples and the margin with the remaining melted butter and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the apple slices feel soft when poked with a knife. Sprinkle with the other half of the sugar and broil for 2 minutes or until the sugar is caramelized.
Let cool and serve.