Friday, October 11, 2013

Apple Flower Tart

Apple Flower Tart


I'm sending you off into the weekend with this Fall recipe: an Apple Flower Tart. The layers of apple slices are arranged to look like a rose. Indeed, it was an apple rose tart that inspired this recipe. Truth be told, my version is a failed recipe. I initially wanted individually roses in the tart. But my rose-making skills proved to be far behind so I went for something easier. But definitely not any less lovely. Rating: 4 out 5.




Apple Flower Tart: adapted from Yoli's blog.

Sweet Tart Dough recipe, click here.

Ingredients for pastry cream:
- 400 ml full-fat milk
- 100 ml sweet white wine (such as Riesling or Muscati)
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Ingredients for apple topping:
- 5 apples, any kind, cored but unpeeled
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup granulated syrup

Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 350C. Pre-bake your tart crust for 10 minutes.
- For the cream, mix the flour with the sugar, vanilla and orange zest. Add egg yolks and a little milk. Stir to a smooth pulp. Pour the remaining milk and wine. Boil the cream and let it cool. Optionally, you can use some instant cream or vanilla pudding.
- Half the apples, and slice them very finely. Make a sugar syrup by putting the water and sugar in a pan above high heat. Let it come to a boil. when it boils, leave it like that for a minute or two. Then, lower the heat and stir to dissolve the sugar, about 3 minutes. Pour the hot mixture over the apple slices in a bowl. Let the apples soak in the sugary syrup for 5 minutes.
- Spread the pastry cream in a pre-baked tart, and arrange the apple slices looking like the inside of a rose, starting from the outer side of the tart. Don't throw the syrup away! It's delicious to drink straight up or mix in a drink.
- Bake the tart for 30 minutes. Let it cool to room temperature before cooling it in the refrigerator - it tastes best when it's cold.



Something amazing about this tart is that it uses white wine in the pastry cream recipe!
White wine!


Apple Flower Tart

Apple Flower Tart

Apple Flower Tart

3 comments:

Flora Fascinata said...

Absolutely lovely. Bit healthy, too. X

Champagne Macarons said...

That is just beautiful! I love the floral creations made from apple slices that I see on Pinterest. I need to re-create this recipe! Thank you for sharing. xoxo, B

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