To make these attractive latticed apple wafer tarts you will need a classic French mandolin or slicer. However, the tarts can still be made with simple apple slices cut thinly by hand. Apart from serving them as a light and delicious dessert, they actually make a great base for savory foods such as park, poultry, or foie gras.Gaufrette (apple tart) /sweets
Preparation Time: 55 minutes
- 1 Ib. 4 oz. prepared puff pastry,Fresh or frozen, defrosted
- 1/3 Cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 6 Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp. Calvados (apple brandy)
- 2 cookie sheets
- Rolling pin
- Heavy-based saucepan
- Vegetable peeler
- Preheat the oven to 3750 F. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 10 in. square. Place it on the prepared cookie sheet. Then prick it all over with a fork. Place a second cookie sheet on top to weigh it down. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the top sheet and bake for another 5 minutes until evenly golden.
- Sift half the powdered sugar evenly over the pastry, return to the oven to lightly caramelize for 1 minute; repeat with the other side of the pastry.
- Peel the apples, then slice using a mandolin (see opposite). Discard the core. Arrange the Slices on top of the pastry, overlapping by ½ in.
- Place the sugar in a pan and over a high heat and cook until it becomes golden caramel. Remove from the heat, swirl in the butter, and add the calvados.
- Brush the caramel all over the apples liberally, return the apple tart to the oven for 2-3 minutes to glaze, then cut into four equal squares and serve.
- Now ready your Sweet Gaufrette (apple tart)/ sweet
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