I love seasonal recipes. Perhaps it’s because I grew up on a tropical isle where it was always summer.
Now that I live on the “mainland, ” I look forward to opening my recipe binder every time the seasons change to revisit the tastes I love (Yes. I have a full 3” binder filled with recipes organized by topic. Don’t judge me.). In the Summer I make Blueberry Coffee Cake, Blackberry Limeaid, Rhubarb Custard Pie and jam galore. In the Fall, I have a few, more hearty, dishes that I love: Pumpkin Bars, Seafood Stew and apple everything.
One of my favorite apple recipes is a French Apple Tart recipe I acquired (and have since modified) from Cooking Light. It’s easy, quick – and will wow your dinner guests /significant other/roomie. And believe me, you’ll want to make sure someone’s around so you’re not tempted to devour the whole thing once it’s done.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 sheet (1/2 package) Pillsbury pie dough
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 pounds Golden Delicious apples
2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Here’s what to do:
Preheat oven to 425°. Peel, core and thinly slice apples.
Place the sheet of dough on a circular pan (pizza or cake pans work great). Combine the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sugar mixture over the dough. Arrange the apple slices in a spokelike pattern on top of the dough, working from the outside edge of the dough to the center. Sprinkle the apple slices with the remaining sugar mixture.
Bake at 425° for 30 minutes.
Just before taking the tart out of the oven, combine the honey and vanilla in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 40 seconds and then brush the melted honey mixture over the tart. Serve warm. Oh la la!
Aloha, and welcome to Margaritas In The Rain! My name is Marisa. I live in Hawaii, where I cook approachable food. With an island twist. And yes, I do love drinking margaritas on rainy days. Care to join me?