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".