June 9, 2009

Handy Dandy Apple Tartlet

Paris. It has a tendency to slip through my fingers. Like the silk scarf I imagine I would buy if I ever make it there. I have been fortunate enough to travel to Europe twice but there never seemed to be enough days in the week, or enough money in the budget, to make it to France. Even now, with my husband having three weeks off between jobs and mercilessly released from Grand Jury duty (phew!) we toyed with the idea of meeting up with cousins on their whirlwind European tour but the airfare was just astronomical. Sigh. Paris will just have to wait a little longer. At least I have the French Open on tv, and a Parisian Apple Tartlet in my hand. Thanks Tuesdays With Dorie, for making my French fantasies a little more tangible!
Not only are these tartlets delicious, but I almost felt guilty about how easy they are to make. Almost. Trader Joe's frozen puff pastry, fuji apples, a sprinkling of sugar, and a dab of sugar- it doesn't get any more low tech than that. The hardest part was cutting the apples evenly and getting them to remain upright- mine had a little more of a Stonhenge vibe than I would have liked.




But oh so tasty. And did I mention easy?
I think I may have. Can't afford a stroll down the Champs Elysees? How about a stroll through TWD blogroll? You can take your deliciously portable Parisian Apple Tartlet with you.

7 comments:

Clivia said...

Bwahaa! I love the Stonehenge visual. So true. Glad you enjoyed your taste of Paris.

Nichi said...

Stonehenge tarts ...too funny.
I didnt even try to get mine to stand up like that.

chocolatechic said...

Oh...how I giggled at your Stonehinge tartlets.

Kim said...

So pretty. Stonehenge made me laugh. Paris will wait for you until you get the chance to go. Until then enjoy the tartlets.

lasinthekitchen said...

What a fun post! Your Parisian Apple Tartlet looks perfect! I used the exact same ingredients but was not nearly as successful as you were. It was still tasty though and I'm definitely trying this again!

Pamela said...

Stonehenge vibe! LOL! Nice job on the tart, it looks great.

Tracey said...

I really, really want to get to Paris too! Someday, hopefully. Your tartlet looks amazing! Love your photos :)