Apple and Peach Tartlets…

by Jamie on June 8, 2009

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for Parisian Apple Tartlets was chosen by Jessica of My Baking Heart. I am going to keep this post short and sweet because I am in a bit of a rush. This recipe was super easy…but that is where my excitement for these tartlets ended. Although it’s simple and seemed to have a lot of potential, I was not a fan of this recipe at all! I made one small peach tartlet and one apple the pastry puffed up nicely, but the brown sugar became way too dark and fell off the tartlets. Once the sugar melted in the 400 degree oven, it burnt and made the bottoms of my tartlets very dark and not so tasty. I tried one bite of each and chucked them into the trash…I am glad I did not buy the fancy schmancy pastry dough. They did look really pretty, but next time I will leave the sugar off until the last few minutes. I am sure many people had success with this recipe…so, if you are interested in more Parisian Tartlets, head over to the Tuesdays with Dorie site! If ya want the recipe, check out Jessica’s blog. Have a great day and thanks so much stopping by!

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Sweet as Coco June 9, 2009 at 7:13 am

Beautiful tart!!


vibi June 9, 2009 at 8:21 am

Simple, elegant, classy and at the same time whimsical and very original! Perfectly executed! Bravo!


Janssen June 9, 2009 at 9:12 am

Those are SO pretty! How can you even stand to eat them?


Ingrid June 9, 2009 at 10:20 am

Well, that stinks! As you mentioned they did look pretty.


Peggy June 9, 2009 at 10:27 am

we loved these! I think pear would be a great substitute or addition to the apples. :) Yours look delicious.


Melissa June 9, 2009 at 10:29 am

Well, they're really pretty even if you didn't end up liking them. There's always next week. And you're right – good thing you didn't spring for the expensive pastry!


Pollyanna June 9, 2009 at 10:47 am

Oh no! I'm sorry they weren't a hit for you. Luckily it didn't take long and you didn't pop for the expensive pastry! It sure looked pretty though;)


Kayte June 9, 2009 at 10:50 am

It looks lovely…too bad it just wasn't for you as this is one very easy dessert. We all loved it here, so I feel a little sad that you didn't have such good luck with it. It looks nice on that plate!


chocolatechic June 9, 2009 at 1:31 pm



Hornedfroggy June 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I'm so sorry they didn't turn out how you wanted, but thanks for baking along with me this week! Your pictures are beautiful!! :)


Katrina June 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Bummer for you, but your photo is seriously great. I scream, you scream….;)


Sabrina June 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Your tartlet looks amazing! Yum!


jillbert June 9, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Even if you didn't like it, you made it look very pretty for the photos! I had some sugar mess too, but it mostly was on the cookie sheet and not my tarts.


The Cooking Photographer June 9, 2009 at 5:15 pm

I can see the sugar burning the bottom yikes! All in all though, that tart is adorable! Great top shot too.


Passionate Baker June 9, 2009 at 8:07 pm

woww, your tart looks exactly like the picture!
great jobbb<3


Maria June 9, 2009 at 9:48 pm

apple and peach, yum!


PheMom June 9, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Your little tart looks so nice! Especially with the little mint sprigs on top! (My peaches were rock hard – I'll try again some time later with better fruit!)


dharmagirl June 9, 2009 at 10:29 pm

mine did that too–there was a black ring of burned sugar around the bottom edge…boo. but they're so pretty!


TeaLady June 10, 2009 at 12:43 pm

That looks fantastic. sorry it didn't work out taste wise. I decided to use a caramel sauce on mine toward the end. Much better than bn. sugar and butter.


Mermaid Sweets June 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I think the tarts look awesome.


Leslie June 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

Beautiful photos (and your tarts look perfect!) So sorry this one was disappointing for you!


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