Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Apple Tart with Puff Pastry

Apples, apples everywhere. I made a yummy apple pie last week for company...and for my IT Guy....but today I was in the mood for baking something a little lighter...but still apple-ish. So...a tart it was. Instead of a traditional crust I used puff pastry....because, well...because I wanted to. Don't you just love puff pastry? It makes you look like such a talented baker. This little gem turned out so nice. I'm sure IT Guy will enjoy it with a little vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce...or both!

Apple Tart with Puff Pastry

1 Puff Pastry Shell (they normally come in a two-pack...just keep the other one in the freezer for future use)
2 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
splash lemon juice

Thaw and remove puff pastry from packaging and place on floured surface. Give it a quick roll with a rolling pin and place in a 8-inch tart pan (the kind with the removable bottom) or a pie tin. Tuck the pastry into all corners and trim off excess. Prick the bottom all over.

Combine sliced apples and lemon juice in medium sized bowl. Combine sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples. Arrange apples on pastry in tart pan. This won't be full like an apple pie...you'll just have a couple of layers of apples. Top with a few dabs of butter.


1/4 quick oats
1/4 cup flour
1/4 brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)

Cut 5 tablespoons butter into oat/flour mixture with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles crumbs. Sprinkle over apples.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes or until lightly golden on top. Allow to cool.

Here's all you need for the yuminess

I added a little lemon juice to the apples to perk them up a bit

Roll your rolling pin over the dough after you tuck it in the pan for a nice edge.

Prick the bottom of the dough with a fork

Arrange the apples in the tart pan. You'll only have a couple of layers.

Stuff for the toppping

All baked!