Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie: Tarte Tatin

I have joined the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group just in time for their second anniversary. To join this group you need to have:

a) a blog
b) Baking: from my home to yours, by Dorie Greenspan

Well, I have the cookbook (of course, my friends and family are saying), and now I have Mary Mary Culinary too! The rules of the group are simple: each week, one of the bakers on the blogroll selects a recipe, and we all bake it and post on Tuesday. I'm not sure if I'll be able to bake every week, and will have to sit out if there are raisins involved, but I'm excited. I've had this book since it came out and only tried a few recipes, so only 297 or so to go.

This week was hosted by Laurie over at slush and the Tarte Tatin recipe was one of two that the group members voted to make for the anniversary.  The other was the cocoa-buttermilk birthday cake, but I made that for my sister-in-law's birthday in December, so Tarte Tatin it was. Glad I got to make the one I voted for. :) I made my own puff pastry on Sunday and made the tarte for dessert tonight.

I started by caramelizing the apples in butter and sugar. It took a long time--about 10 minutes after I took this picture. I wanted the caramel good and dark.


Guess I forgot to take any pictures of my lovely puff pastry, but here's the finished tarte! You can also see the partially eaten tourtière (French-Canadian meat pie) in the background. It was a 'keep your fork, there's pie' sort of dinner.


It was pretty yummy with some crème fraiche.


Who knows what next Tuesday will bring?

17 comments:

slush said...

Im slacking with adding new people, so sorry Mary. Ive just added you to the blogroll. Your Tarte looks absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for jumping in! xo

And the Sens, boo. LOL But, Ill take hockey fans over anything else. You guys have Ruutu now, miss him. We loved Jarkko in the 'burgh. :)

Valerina said...

That is a perfect tart tatin! Beautiful work.

Susan said...

Looks wonderful! I wish I had made this one now. :)

Kayte said...

Looks just lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know that the apples are fork tender and easy to cut that way even in the larger sizes...I just wasn't sure and didn't want to take a chance. Plus, I have 2 teenage boys and if they see something like the bigger size, they feel that ALL of it is ONE BITE...LOL. Trying to discourage that. Happy you joined up with us...looking forward to seeing your recipes each week. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Tia said...

your apple placement is totally perfect! wow.

Sabrina said...

Amazing!!!! That looks soooo gooood!! It's nice to see you in blog land! Welcome!

jillbert said...

It looks just beautiful! Plus, you get extra credit for making your own puff pastry :)

Welcome to the group. It's so fun!

natalia said...

Ciao Mary ! I love your tart's looks !! Great caramelizing without burning !! Welcome to the group !!

Flourchild said...

Welcome..Your tarte looks beautiful..that's how I wanted mine to turn out! I loved the buttery apple flavor!

Karine said...

Great job with your tarte tatin! It looks delicious :)

Anne said...

Yours looks perfect and your homemade puff pastry sounds wonderful. Awesome job and welcome to TWD!

Mary said...

Thanks all!

Romaine said...

You made your own puff pastry? Wow! I'm impressed. And your apple arrangement is picture perfect. Wish I could taste it.

Muneeba said...

Oooo, fun dinner concept! It would be hard for me not to go straight for the tarte tatin though ;) Have got Dorie's book, and have my eye on this dessert ... yours looks SO lovely!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! I'm floored that you made your own puff pastry, too. It tastes so much better than store bought. I love your blog. Welcome to TWD!

TeaLady said...

Looks like it came out beautifully. I tried to find some leftover puff pastry from a DB challenge, but it was not to be. Used Pie pastry instead. Looks great with the puff.

Welcome to TWD. It is a great group to 'bake' with.

Sweet and Savory said...

I am not sure how you got that tart to look as beautiful as it does, but it sure is a beauty.