Criterion apples, freshly delivered from Washington. Perfect timing for the Dorie recipe of the week – thanks Mom & Dad! I’ve never had a Criterion before — a cross of Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and one I’ve never heard of, Winter Banana – firm, sweet and tart; it bakes just right in this tart. Long live heirloom fruits!
This tart is easy and fun to put together, thanks to the filo leaves, and terrific to share at the table with ice cream and freshly whipped cream. The almond cream that sets the apples into the crust is almost like a flattened macaron cookie. Yummy.
Recipe for Crispy, Crackly Apple-Almond Tart, pp. 458-459, from Around My French Table, by Dorie Greenspan