Thursday, April 24, 2014

Faux French Apple Tart

I bought an apple at the grocery store today with the express intent of making this. It's loosely based on Ina Garten's French Apple Tart that I saw her make on television this afternoon.

Instead of making my own dough in my imaginary food processor (I'll admit that I get a little bit peeved at Ina for using hers for practically every recipe,) I used my good old dessert standby: Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.
The great thing about frozen puff pastry is that you can pull a sheet out of the freezer, let it thaw, cut off how much you want, and then re-freeze the rest. For this one person dessert, I cut off a piece just slightly larger than a 3x5 index card.

Then I rolled the dough out thin so it was about the size of a regular paperback novel. I layered thin-sliced Granny Smith apple over the whole thing, sprinkled it with a heaping tablespoon of sugar and dusted the top with cinnamon. Then I cut up a tablespoon of butter and dropped the pieces all over the top.

Then it was just a matter of baking the whole thing on a parchment-lined baking pan/sheet at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Some of the sugar and butter leaked off the pastry, and I wasn't all that neat when I was sprinkling the sugar in the first place. That's why we love parchment paper.

Oh... and YUM.

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