Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TWD: A Tourtely Apple Tart & Strawberry Rhubarb Double Crisp


We've had a run on totally awesome Tuesdays with Dorie recipes the past two weeks. This week, Jeanette of The Whimsical Cupcake chose A Tourtely Apple Tart. Before that, Sarah of Teapots and Cakestands chose Strawberry Rhubarb Double Crisp.

Both were so good, both made me want to eat the whole thing BY MYSELF.


The apple tart was interesting in that we cooked the apples down first, almost to a "thick applesauce" stage. The tart shell was like a shortbread cookie, so light and sandy.


Almost like a giant apple-filled cookie. TEEE-riffic!

The only downside... my overly browned edges. Next time I will cut the blind baking down to half or maybe even eliminate it all together.

Moving on to the rhubarb crisp...


(Be still my rhubarb-loving heart.)

I was over the top in love with this crisp. Even though I consider myself a rhubarb purist and usually scoff and anything "strawberry rhubarb", I have to say this dessert might have made me a convert. I think it helped that the rhubarb was the star of the show, not giving way to the usual attention hog in strawberry rhubarb desserts, the strawberries.


This crisp will definitely make an appearance in my kitchen again.

Great job, Jeanette and Sarah, on the fabulous picks. If you'd like to see the recipes, check out their blogs (see links in first paragraph of this post), or check out Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, from my Home to Yours".

10 comments:

Flourchild said...

Yum yum yum...everthing looks so good!!! I must try the apple tart! Im glad you loved the crisp, it was one of my favs.:)))

sarahe said...

you got such a clean slice on your tart! i'm impressed! and thanks so much for baking w/me on the strawberry rhubarb crisp--glad you enjoyed it so much!

Nicole said...

Mine got overdone on the edges too, I wondered about the pre-baking. Your tart looks really good so it looks like a success in the end.

cindy said...

Two great desserts. I can't wait to make the apple tart. A big sugar cookie covered in rich applesauce. Sounds so good.

Valerie said...

Wow, I could go for a bit of both those desserts!
As far as the tart is concerned, you took the words right out of my mouth. :D

Lovely work!! That crisp is so bright and happy-looking.

Tia said...

oh yours looks perfectly smooth and fantastic. great job! Buttercreambarbie Tia

Judy said...

I love your analogy with the cookie. That certainly describes this tart. We loved the crisp, too, although I used cranberries rather than rhubarb.

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OMG its beautiful...yummy...... my mouth is full of water . :)

Katrina said...

Both your desserts look divine. That tart looks awesome with the two crusts. And I love how red your crisp filling is!

Beth said...

What beautiful desserts! The tart looks amazing, especially the crust. Yum!