Happy Birthday TWD! Tarte Tartin

It is the two-year anniversary of Tuesdays with Dorie! A big thanks goes out to Laurie for starting the whole thing, and to all the twd bloggers for making it great each week. Oh, and Dorie Greenspan too, for the cookbook in the first place.

Instead of a regularly scheduled pick, everyone got to vote on a recipe. The winner.....Tarte Tartin! Okay, so I may be the only one, but I hadn't ever heard of it before. I love Dorie's story about it's origins in Paris. It seems the Tartin sisters forgot to put the pastry dough in first, and realized it after the apples were in the pan. Being a bit creative, they flopped it on top and turned the whole thing upside down.

Which is great, because it's really simple and really tasty!

I'm not sure about the color of mine. I'm thinking I didn't let the sugar caramelize enough on the stove before putting it in the oven. I thought it was a deep caramel color, but honestly, it was a little hard to tell with all the butter and apples.

Or perhaps it was the pan I used. The recipe calls for a cast iron skillet, which is so exciting because I love cast iron skillets and have one that I tempered years ago and have used maybe once. Well, I thought I'd tempered it properly. But today, as I dug it out, I remembered that the last time I saw it I noticed rust. Yep, rust. So I used an aluminum pan instead.

Of course I ate some straight out of the oven. I was on the way out the door for dinner with a friend, and so I quickly cut it up and dumped it in a container. It's rather like cobbler now. Only more Frenchie. ;)

7 comments:

Marthe said...

It looks good to me although it's not as brown as you'ld like it to be!! Tarte Tatin is delish!!!

chocolatechic said...

I had never heard of it before either, but I made it.

It was wonderful.

jillbert said...

It looks good and I'm glad you enjoyed it! When I was cooking my apples, I wished Dorie was there to tell me when it was dark enough. It's so hard to know.

Teanna said...

Your tarte is amazing! You did a gorgeous job!

Susan said...

Looks good enough to eat to me! I made the cake, but think I should have gone with the tart instead.

mike said...

Looks wonderful! And you braved the cast iron! Bravo - glad you enjoyed making it!

TeaLady said...

Looks just right. It was almost too easy to be so good.