As mentioned before, I'm not a big fan of raw apples. So, I was thinking of ways to dress up the apples that I bought from the farmer's market posted in the last entry. I looked at many recipes from Apple Slaw to Apple Sausage, but mainly at desserts with apples like Apple Pies and the like. I was pretty sure that I would turn them into something, so I started to cut one of them into wedges, and naturally I popped one of them into my mouth. My, oh my. It was sweet, crunchy, and juicy, and not like any other apples I ever had before. It turns out that I'm not a big fan of raw typical grocery-store apples, not all raw apples. Good to know.
Being that now is October, I am not even sure if we still have the weekly farmer's market. And today while I was at the grocery store I managed to grab four apples on sale. Obviously, eating them raw never crossed my mind, instead images of various apple desserts were playing in my head.
Should I make Apple Pie?
-- No, too much work with the dough.
How about Apple Crumble?
-- Not a bad idea. But just don't feel like making the topping.
How about Tarte Tatin?
-- I don't have any Puff Pastry.
But what if we exclude the crust?
-- That sounds easy enough.
It was quite easy -- if you think making caramel is easy. My caramel almost turned into soft toffee before I added the apples. But in the end, all the ingredients just melded together nicely. I served the Topless Tarte Tatin a.k.a Caramelized Apples with a scoop (plus one) of Vanilla gelato .
A taste of heaven on Monday evening :-)