ffwD: Apple Tartes Fines

This week’s assignment, crispy crackly apple almond tarts, are pastries made of phyllo dough and topped with almond cream and apple slices. As an alternative, however, Dorie suggested the bonne idée of making apple tartes fines–a scaled down version of the tarts minus the almond cream and using puff pastry dough instead. I decided to go with the latter since I had puff pastry dough on hand.

Although Dorie’s recipe called for 4-to-6 inch circles to be cut from the rolled out puff pastry, I decided against that and made lopsided rectangles. No use in wasting perfectly tasty puff pastry, right? Besides, they look “rustic”. (Wink, wink). I baked these tarts for only 22 minutes as the edges were plenty browned by that point. As Dorie stated, these tartes were indeed still crispy and crackly like their apple almond counterparts. I found them perfect as a sweet breakfast treat.

These apple tartes fines were made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

70 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thekalechronicles
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 17:37:18

    Beautiful, and tasty, I’m sure.

  2. albertocook
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 17:37:30

    Oh my god …. delicious…
    can I have a slices?… Please

  3. cooking varieties
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 17:57:16

    hi dear, wow, the pic looks so catchy and pretty cool. you always have beautiful pics and the apple tarts are very delicious looking – authentic too. have a nice day

  4. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 18:10:12

    Incredible caramel color! I love the simplicity of your tarts, I mean, what could be easier and taste better? Have a great weekend!

  5. Norma Chang
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 18:24:48

    I like your practical ideas.

  6. Mary Hirsch
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 18:40:30

    Hey, I loved how you put your apple slices every other one (I assume you did that on purpose). It looks nice. I didn’t even read the Bonne Idée so never thought about puff pastry (do you remember when we had to “deflate” puff pastry for those tomato-cheese tartlets???I thot that was crazy). Glad you let the pastry puff. It looked rustic and delicious.

  7. Baking is my Zen
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 19:31:40

    I could go for a slice right now as I watch the Shark Tank…looks very good.


  8. Smart Food and Fit (@LisaNutrition)
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 19:44:22

    Omg, very impressive! I need to have a slice right about now!

  9. cecilia
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 20:08:21

    Wink, Wink!! Yum.. c

  10. Elaine
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 20:37:51

    Don’t blame you a bit for not wanting to waste any of that puff pastry. I was wondering how these would taste without the almond cream. They look so pretty with the glistening sugar.

  11. Adriana @ GreatFood360°
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 20:55:55

    I loved the little tarts too! I had one for dessert last night and another for breakfast today. I took my puff pastry scraps and tossed them in the freezer again – let’s hope they do puff up when I decide to use them!

  12. Geraldine Saucier
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 21:06:49

    Your apple tarts look delicious. I am with you – no wasting of puff pastry. Great job!

  13. greyhousejournal
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 21:25:19

    Rustic, schmustic. They look delightful and delicious. I wouldn’t have wasted the puff pastry either! Nice arrangement of the apples too.

  14. Carine
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 21:55:35

    They look lovely this way!

  15. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 22:29:16

    I LOVE apple tarts like this! I think one of my first “baked” dish was this using puff pastry. =P Looks yum!

  16. loavesandstitches
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 23:06:36

    Yes, you definitely do not want to waste any puff pastry dough. They look wonderful! Yum, my mouth is watering.

  17. Three Well Beings
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 23:07:56

    Personally I relate a whole lot better to your lopsided rectangles. They look so delicious. I have the apples, and I must get to the store for the puff pastry. I will! 🙂

  18. teaandscones
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 00:53:25

    OH! I’m going to have to try this weith puff pastry. Looks great.

  19. Food,Photography & France
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 03:08:00

    They look very well made. Tarte pommes fine is amongst my favourites. Good work.

  20. Cakelaw
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 04:36:22

    Cute! I love your minis.

  21. saffronandhoney
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 06:47:29

    Yours turned out beautifully!

  22. cquek
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 07:18:45

    Totally irresistible and extremely sinful.

  23. Andi winslow
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 07:20:38

    Beautiful and they look so delish! Andi

  24. oneexpatslife
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 07:22:15

    I went with the puff pasty too, but kept the almond cream because I love it so much. But it’s also nice to know that it works without. Your version looks delicious.

  25. Cher
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 07:30:27

    I thought the puff pastry plan was a great way to go with these – certainly a lot less messier.

  26. nana
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 08:18:12

    I thought I would be the only one using puff pastry but I see that quite a few decided on the apple tartes fines. Your turned out great and look so delicious.

  27. FiSh
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 09:43:45

    i wish i can get my hands on this delicious apple tart! 🙂

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  28. kitchen flavours
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 10:08:50

    I love all apple tarts! Looks yum!

  29. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 10:49:52

    Okay, that’s it. I’m going to have to make some kind of apple tart or pastry this weekend. Yours are beautiful!

  30. Balvinder
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 11:30:23

    This is my breakfast time and I would love to this tart.

  31. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 13:54:22

    Simple and decadent. Looks wonderful.

  32. Inger Wilkerson
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 14:48:57

    Simple and tasty–doesn’t get much better than that. Wondering how it would work with pie crust since I have one of those in my refrigerator…

  33. Ronda
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 14:59:14

    “Rustic” always tastes better…

  34. hotlyspiced
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 16:51:10

    I do love the look of this. I know you enjoyed yours for breakfast but I can see this would work well as a delicious mid-week dessert served with either ice cream or cream. Great that they can be made so quickly and easily xx

  35. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 19:26:58

    Beautifully done! I think I would have actually preferred these without the almond cream…and using puffed pastry would be DELISH!

  36. Healthy Cooking Blog
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 20:22:45

    Very nice tarters. A healthy one

  37. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 23:07:43

    Wow these pies looks so gorgeous, I’m sure I can eat half of it by myself. 😀

  38. Deepti
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 00:46:38

    Lovely! Looks great…

  39. Healthiful Balance (Shannon)
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 04:50:57

    Looks super delicious! Perfect for the fall season. 🙂

  40. Jasline
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 05:21:17

    The tart looks so delicious! I wish I’m having one slice now!

  41. My Kitchen Stories
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 06:18:28

    These are one of my favourite quick desserts. Yours look nice and crispy and well cooked

  42. bakeawaywithme.com
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 06:28:29

    It looks like puff pastry was a popular substitute for the filo! Your tarts look gorgeous…absolutely perfect!

  43. Anita Menon
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 06:48:14

    Sounds absolutely delightful. Looks really rustic and inviting

  44. Janet Rudolph
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 13:35:24

    Beautiful and delicious

  45. Beth
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 15:36:00

    These look great! Apples and puff pastry are a great combination.

  46. Velva
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 16:03:25

    These types of tarts are the desserts I really enjoy! I am glad you went with the rectangular shape rather than circles-definitely better use of the puff pastry. I have Dorie’s cookbook, and lord knows I don’t use it often enough-

    Thanks for sharing.


  47. Jessica
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 17:27:55

    those look to die for!


  48. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 18:39:20

    oh wow! these are just beautiful! they look like they are straight from a magazine cover!

  49. betsy
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 21:07:34

    I like your lopsided look. They look delicious.

  50. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 22:28:55

    I much prefer rustic.. just the sort of dessert I love!! I’m thinking a big blob of ice cream on the side and I’m set:) xx

  51. libishski
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 22:31:11

    Yummy! I personally think that puff pastry would work (taste) better than filo pastry anyway!

  52. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 00:40:41

    Gorgeous and delicious!

  53. The Squishy Monster
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 02:32:01

    I adore how golden the edges are—beautiful tartes!!!

  54. Tandy
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 07:04:11

    I much prefer these to round ones! They look delicious 🙂

  55. TrafficDiva
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 07:29:06

    YummyChunklet is the BEST!!! I was feeling kinda stressed and a little bit down. When lo-and-behold, who showed up with this wonderful, not too sweet, buttery apple treat!!! A smile was instantly plastered to my face for the rest of the day!!

  56. Recipe Junkie
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 09:07:13

    Oh these look lovely – made something similar the other week. i like the sounds of the almond cream though – will you be making the full version some other time??

  57. Jenn and Seth
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 10:37:39

    these look so sophisticated! yum!

  58. kyleen
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 11:23:03

    These apple tarts look so elegant! I actually just made an apple pie, which was more work and turned out kind of soggy because the apples totally disintergrated. maybe I should have made a tart instead…

  59. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 15:08:38

    yum! Perfect thing to eat this season. I am craving all things appple and pumpkin- no duh huh? LOL! well I have to make these soon!

  60. Zoe
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 18:41:00

    A scoop of vanilla ice cream with a slice of your tart would be absolutely perfect!

  61. Profiteroles & Ponytails
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 20:26:14

    Sounds like the perfect start to any day.

  62. Sammie
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 21:54:09

    What a lovely looking apple tart!! Puff pastries sound delicious!! Plus I always love a crispy tart!! 🙂 Gorgeous!

  63. Marta @ I love breakfast
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 03:59:47

    practical and delicious – I like it 🙂

  64. Promenade Claire
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 05:45:02

    I like your rustic version and as you say why waste perfectly good pastry !

  65. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 05:47:40

    I love tarts, but have never attempted an apple one. This looks delicious and so perfect for this time of year.

  66. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 06:06:32

    I love these – they look so golden and full of fall flavor!

  67. A Couple in the Kitchen
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 08:09:50

    Ooohh…you got some great color on yours! Gorgeous!

  68. Chaya
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 08:43:42

    I made something similar to this from a Donna Hay recipe and it was great. I must try Dorie’s recipe. Yours ;looks just too good.

  69. Amanda
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 12:02:43

    These look lovely! And yes, rustic. 🙂

  70. daisyandthefox
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 00:36:03

    i was saying to my sister minutes ago that i wanted to make an apple tart – and funnily enough here this one is – and it looks truly delicious!! 🙂

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