alsatian apple tart

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I recently congratulated myself on having become more practical now that I’m older and then almost immediately had to call my own BS. I tried to think of one example of having taken the more practical route lately and came up blank. My tendency to go overboard nearly always wins.

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Just to prove that I can, indeed, tone things down, I kept myself from perfecting the edges of my pastry cloth that always get crinkled after washing. Also, I only rearranged the apple slices on this tart once when they didn’t look the way I’d hoped. Even then, it wasn’t perfect, and I had at least a third of the apple slices leftover, but I had to move on with my evening.

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In the end, I think the tart came out very nicely. It’s pretty and it’s tasty. But. I think with the rest of the apples, it would have been even better – a little more tart to balance the sweet custard, and the apple slice design would have stood out more. I have to admit though, the difference isn’t so significant to make the time it would have taken to perfect it worthwhile. Sometimes, good enough is just fine.

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Jessica chose this tart for Tuesdays with Dorie, and she has the recipe posted. The recipe indicates that the tart will need to bake for 50-55 minutes, but mine was done around 35 minutes. The shorter time could be because it wasn’t as full, or it’s possible that I should have left it in the oven until the custard started to brown.

Two years ago: Alice Water’s Apple Tart
Three years ago: Basic Mashed Potatoes

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Comments

  1. Jessica says:

    The tart looks fantastic – I also had a lot of leftover apple slices, which I promptly ate. I think if I were more skilled in apple fanning technique, I could have used them all. But…good enough! Thank you for baking along with me this week.

  2. Cate says:

    Beautiful arrangement of apple slices!

  3. Margaret says:

    How neat that one year ago you made another apple tart. I bet it was almost as pretty as this one.

  4. Jaime says:

    lovely arrangement of apples :)

  5. Kelsey says:

    Oh wow, Bridget. This is absolutely stunning. What a gorgeous dessert!

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