I was chomping at the bit to make something with our newly picked apples, so I turned to my trusty friend google. I settled on a tart recipe from The Barefoot Contessa. It was fairly easy to make, and while I loved the apple topping, I did not like tart base.
Below is the apple version I made, which I've written out to help me remember what I liked about this recipe. I intend to try it again, most likely on my favorite tart base.
4 Jonagold apples
3 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, small diced
1/2 cup apricot jelly
2 tablespoons water
a drop of almond extract
This recipe finally convinced me to try the mandoline that I received as a birthday gift last month. I figured it was time I got over my fear of slicing a finger off. No blood was shed, but unfortunately I had a hard time slicing the apples, so I ended up just cutting them with a knife...I'll have to try again, with something other than apples.