There’s no better way to eat an apple than in a savory tart. Pies are saccharine and fancy salads that sprinkle chopped apple atop demote the fruit to a mere afterthought. Here, apples steal the show in an easy-to-pull-together apple tart recipe that only requires a handful of ingredients, yet emerges from the oven far more than the sum of its parts.
“Apples are a quintessential fall ingredient. My personal favorite for cooking are Braeburn. The combination of sweet and tart combined with blue cheese and shallots will melt in your mouth,” notes Nathan Carrabba, chef for Spoken Barrel, a Washington State (no surprise here for their apple penchant) red wine portfolio. “With the flavors of bright red fruits, toasty oak, and citrus of Washington-made Spoken Barrel wines, it’s like a taste of the Pacific Northwest with every bite.”
Follow this recipe to make the best apple tart this season.
Spoken Barrel Apple, Shallot, and Blue Cheese Tart
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Makes 6-8 servings
10 minutes min.
30 minutes min.
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1½ cup shallots, thinly sliced (about 3 large shallots)
- 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed in the refrigerator overnight
- 1 small Pink Lady or preferred apple, thinly sliced and seeds removed
- 1½ tsp. thyme leaves, roughly chopped
- 4 oz. mild blue cheese, crumbled
- 1 tbsp. honey
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