Hi Guys! I thought you might need a little Monday pick me up and this wonderful French Caramel Apple Tart fits the bill. I made this last Thursday and EVERYONE loved it! I am drooling just looking at the photos again. So yummy!!!
We had a super fun weekend away and totally splurged on the calorie count I am afraid to say. Ha! I went with the hubby on a work conference to Oklahoma City and totally fell in love with the Bricktown area. It has the coolest riverwalk which winds around a little treasure of an area with restaurants and bars galore. It is food Heaven for sure!
I loved Bricktown so much~Here is a pic of my total food indulgence there! Heehee! 🙂
Okay, so back to the fabulous French Caramel Apple Tart. This is actually an Ina Garten(Barefoot Contessa) recipe. I just changed it up a bit and added the CARAMEL twist to it. Because we all know that caramel just goes with apple, it is a match made in heaven! The caramel sauce is also wonderful as a topping for ice cream and excellent on bread pudding as well. Even if you do not make this tart, do yourself a favor and make this caramel sauce (and try not to drink it by the gallon) you will not be sorry!!!
In case you are not a caramel fan, you can always make the tart the way Ina Garten does and brush with an apricot glaze and it will still be wonderful. You can find Ina’s version of the tart Here
The crust covered with the sliced apples, sprinkled in sugar, dotted with butter, and ready for the oven.
Pretty darn simple, but GLORIOUS!
Baked until browned and apples have softened and carmelized a bit. Don’t worry about the
juices that run off and burn a bit…adds to the rustic french charm! 🙂
Now cut a big slice and get your caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream ready…
Pour caramel over the top and add a scoop of the ice cream…
And if you really love caramel like I do, pour a little more over the top of the ice cream!
Grab a fork and devour immediately!!! Enjoy friends!!! 🙂