Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fold-over Apple Torte


This will be a brief post but I wanted to tell you about this lovely torte, which we enjoyed this morning for breakfast. Since time is at a premium this week, I used 1 2/3 sheets of puff pastry instead of making pie crust, and it worked very well. Our apple tree is in high gear so I used apples instead of pears. When I make it again, I'll use less of the custard so it doesn't ooze over the folded down edges of puff pastry. I omitted the dried apricots and added more walnuts. It smells incredible while baking and is best still warm from the oven.

This week's wonderful Tuesdays with Dorie pick is from Gaye at the wonderful blog Laws of the Kitchen. Every time I see those strawberry macarons in her header, my mouth waters. She has the recipe for you here. And if you'd like to see how the other TWD bakers fared, you can find their tortes here.

17 comments:

Kayte said...

Puff pastry sounds delightful for this. And eating for breakfast, even better!

Tia said...

yay i'm the first to comment! great job, i like dark crusts. yum!

Tracey said...

Yum, puff pastry - you had the right idea there Leslie! Though, that said, I tried Dorie's pie crust for the first time this week and it was terrific, just FYI :) I ate part of my torte breakfast today too - breakfast of champions!

Cakelaw said...

The puff pastry is a great alternative. Oh to have an apple tree - that would be wonderful! Thanks for baking along this week Leslie.

chocolatechic said...

I used apples myself, and I got some serious oozeage as well.

Pamela said...

Sometimes short cuts are a neccessity. It all worked out for a lovely looking torte!

jillbert said...

I thought that looked extra flaky! Great idea to use puff pastry!

Hanaâ said...

What a great idea to use puff pastry. It looks awesome! Would love to have a bite of that and some whipped cream!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious crust

Mimi said...

Using puff pastry was a great idea, for this tasty little torte.
Mimi

Indie.Tea said...

O, it looks delicious. I recall others saying they had problems with the amount of custard too...

natalia said...

Dear Leslie, Your torte is deliciously letal, I'd love to come for tea.. !

Jess said...

What a great idea, using puff pastry - I think I would prefer this to pie crust! Your torte looks wonderful.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Love your improvisations and I'm sorry that you're so busy these days! Miss you!!

Judy said...

It's interesting to see how the puff pastry worked out. I think you've created a new dessert!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Your pastry looks light and delicious. I think the substitution of pears was a fine idea.

Di said...

I like your idea of using puff pastry for this. Yum. And I wish I had an apple tree...