Continuing with my Hunger Games meals and recipe sharing (Check out the main post here) may I present you with a lovely apple tart. This is something easy to toss together with the end result looking as if you spent way more time prepping. Not complicated at all.
Apple Tart: Hunting outside of your district is illegal, but that doesn't stop Katniss from snagging nice Fall apples. A tart would be a nice treat for people who don't often get a dessert.
From the book: Haymitch sent a basket of food to Peeta and Katniss. As Peeta is passing an apple tart to her they have the following exchange:
“We make a goat cheese and apple tart at the bakery,” he says.
“Bet that’s expensive,” I say.
“Too expensive for my family to eat. Unless it’s gone very stale. Of course, practically everything we eat is stale,” says Peeta, pulling the sleeping bag up around him. In less than a minute, he’s snoring.
Here is how you prepare this Apple Tart:
1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough (such as Pillsbury)
1/4 cup sugar (I used a tad less)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 pounds Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 425°. Place dough on a lightly floured surface; roll into a 12-inch circle. Place on a 12-inch pizza pan or a large baking sheet.
Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar mixture over dough. Arrange apple slices spoke-like on top of dough, working from outside edge of dough to the center. Sprinkle apple slices with remaining sugar mixture.
Bake at 425° for 30 minutes.
Combine honey and vanilla in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 40 seconds. Brush honey mixture over warm tart. Serve warm.
Brush it with warm honey and vanilla...
It makes a lovely presentation
You won't snore if you are served a piece of this tart...even without the goat cheese.
One thin slice
You know the saying...an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Guess sit depends on how hard you throw that apple. And how good your aim is.
Next up in my Hunger Games posts will be Gale's Marrow Bone Soup. He and Katniss hunt big game when they can get away with it and absolutely nothing is left to waste. It's a good hearty soup and I hope you will join me for a bowl and some freshly made bread.
I am sharing this with Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking Series
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