This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Jessica of My Baking Heart. She picked Dorie’s Parisian Apple Tartlet which is located on page 319 in Baking: From My Home to Yours. I was very happy when I saw this recipe because it is simple and currently I could take all the simplicity that I can get. When I went to make this on monday, I realized that I had just ran out of brown sugar. I decided to use the old standby substitution of granulated sugar and molasses.
Everything was going fine until the last 5 minutes of baking. Of course I was in the other room on the computer and when I came into the kitchen it kinda smelled like burning. With two minutes left on the time the molasses had separated from the sugar and was burning.
I actually caught it just in time before the shells started to get too brown and burn. I pulled them out of the oven and dusted them with powdered sugar. The tarts turned out great except for the occasional burnt edge on the bottom, but that was fine. I just ate the apples off the top and it was fantastic. Like everything I make for Tuesdays with Dorie, this would have been awesome with ice cream 🙂