Satisfying a sweet tooth craving

It was a weird dinner that I had whipped up one evening before our weekend get-away with friends to Samoëns.  You see, I had stocked up some food in anticipation that most of the stores will be shut in Geneva for the Christmas holidays.  So before we took off on our next trip, I wanted to use up whatever food left in the refrigerator.

The Man raised his eyebrows at me when I told him what I was serving:  Baked Escargots (picked this up at the supermarket for it was going at 50% off the usual price.. couldn’t resist a bargain as you can tell),  Steamed veggies with Gado-Gado sauce and Pan-fried duck fillet.  I know.. wierd combo right?

And for dessert?  I was in the mood to try baking some Tarte Tartin after the Man embarked on a lengthy discussion one evening on desserts and how he also enjoyed this sweet treat once in a while.  So after getting the recipe from a friend, I decided to test-drive this recipe to end off our very ‘Rojak‘ (Singaporean slang for wild-mix) dinner.

Turned out to be a pretty simple and quick dessert to whip up.  This one’s definitely for keeps in my cookbook for easy dinner desserts.  Okay.. now the recipe.. I don’t have the exact measurements as my friend verbally told me how to prepare this.  So, I’ll try my best to list down the ingredients and steps to making this:

Crispy Tarte Tartin (serves 2 -4)


  • 250g puff pastry (I bought the ready-made ones available in the supermarket)
  • Butter (at room temperature)
  • Approx. 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • Approx. 1 tablespoon of icing sugar
  • 1 golden apple (sliced thinly)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Roll dough flat and have it shaped evenly in a rectangular form.  (You could use a circular baking tin for this as well).
  3. Using a fork, start making little ‘holes’ in the dough evenly.
  4. Start to arrange sliced apples on top of the puff pastry.
  5. Brush apples and puff pastry with butter.
  6. Sprinkle caster sugar on the brushed buttered apples.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 – 30 minutes till apples are caramelised.
  8. Remove tart from oven.
  9. Sprinkle icing sugar on the carmalised apples.  Then using a handheld burner, start to brown the icing sugar.
  10. Serve tart warm with a scoop of ice-cream if desired.

Managed to take a couple of shots on how the Tarte Tartin is prepared.. though I skipped a couple of steps here and there, but am sure you’ll figure it out. 😉



I’ve been busy in the kitchen… Click here to check out my baking adventures in Geneva.

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