yes Hunter is an attack cat. He attacks his food with a vengeance. He also has lasers for eyes.
Anyways, back to the food posts. Last weekend one of our friends invited us out to his place for an elk steak bbq. Hunting and Fishing are pretty much the only hobbies in these parts, and people are serious about it. One of my coworkers has taken an entire month off to go elk hunting.
As Overboard is still my middle name, according to Sam, I decided that I needed to try to Pioneer Woman’s quick apple tart. The apples haven’t quite come on down here, but I know the harvest is on in Washington, and as I am a Washingtonian, I picked up some WA apples from Freddie’s. Without further adieu, here’s a picture and the recipe. One warning – I don’t know how small the apples are in Texas, perhaps we’re spoiled up here in the PNW, but 3-4 apples was WAY too many for 1 sheet of puff pastry.
PW’s Quick & Easy Apple Tart
1 sheet puff pastry, cut in half
3-4 apples, cored, halved and sliced (If you’re using large WA apples, use 2, maybe 3!)
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 a lemon, juiced
0.25 tsp. salt
- Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
- Defrost 1 sheet of puff pastry, and after unfolding, cut in half lengthwise.
- Place puffed pastry onto a baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. (I used the Pam Baking spray. It’s got flour in it, and it’s wonderful)
- Core and slice the apples thinly (I used a mandolin, and everything was the same size.)
- Squeeze the half lemon over the apples, then add the sugar and salt, mix and let sit for a few minutes.
- Line up the apples on each piece of puff-pastry, overlapping the apples until you get to the end of the sheet.
- Bake at 415 for 18-20 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed.
- Sprinkle with whatever suits your fancy.