I tried this recipe the other evening a little dubiously as it just seemed to darn simple to be good, but it was, really good! The credit is totally Nigella’s as I got this from one of her recipes book – called a Tarte Fine Aux Pommes.
1 sheet of puff pastry – defrosted. Place on a lined baking tray.
Preheat oven to 220 degrees/gas mark 7.
Score the edge about 1cm all the way round to give it space to rise (don’t cut all the way through)
Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar on the base.
Core a couple of apples (granny’s were recommended) I just used what I had, and actually the red skin looked pretty too. Halve them and slice them very finely. She recommends putting them in some lemon water but I just cut and put these on the pastry straight away before baking but if you were going to do them in the beginning then I’d do it to stop them browning.
Layer them on the pastry.
In a small pot put 1 tablespoon each of sugar and butter and melt them together until it’s a light brown in colour.
Pour this evenly over the apples.
Bake for 20-25 min! Cut into slices or squares!
Serve with ice cream or creme fraiche or cream!
Super delicious and caramelly! And made with things that are generally lying around!
If only it had lasted long enough to take a photo! Oh well, next time… here’s the photo from her book… doesn’t actually look as good as it tasted!