Thursday, October 29, 2009
I have discovered a few interesting websites that focus on certain themes....most of them separated by days (sugar high Fridays comes to my mind now, as an example)....but this one I decided to subscribe to is "You want pies with that ?" .
They have a special section called Everything you need to know - for those of you who are not familiar with the challenge and would like to read more about it.
Needless to say, all the members there are so talented and dedicated and I feel like a novice compared to them.
They have a theme chosen by a previous winner that is in place and lasts for a whole month, and to enter in the competition you only need to post about your chosen pie or tart that complies with the theme and then email a picture of the recipe along with a permanent link to your blog where you have posted it, with the recipe.
For October they have chosen
This is how your tart / pie will look like after you have fittied the first apple slices in.
Not to worry, the other slices will fit in just right !
Just tuck them in nicely as if they were a rose's petals.
When you are done, top with some powder sugar or white sugar. If you wish, you can also add some cinnamon to the sugar, although it does not really do much for the tart.
Then top with the butter that you have cut into thin slices or small pieces.
Bake at 425 F for 25 to 40 minutes, depending on how fast your apples will look baked.
Some of the apple edges will begin to brown.
Heat up the orange reduction or the apricot jam a bit and brush it over the apple tart.
Let cool at least 10 minutes before cutting.
Posted by Cat at 8:54 PM