(apple tart)

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

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)                                

Tools

  • 2 cookie sheets
  • Rolling pin
  • Heavy-based saucepan                                                                  
  • Fork                                                                                                   
  • Sieve                                                                                            
  • Vegetable peeler                                                                        
  • Mandolin
  • Brush                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Method

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Now ready your Sweet Gaufrette (apple tart)/ sweet

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