Whew! We made it through Valentine’s week and are still alive and kicking! In fact, this weekend I whipped up 18 more tarts for Sarah’s Creation Florist. There are three different kinds of tarts this week, six of each kind. The first two are old familiar favorites: the Almond-Orange Tart and the Chocolate Tart with the Salted-Peanut Caramel and Chocolate Ganache. The third kind has never made an appearance at the flower shop before, but it is the tart that I sold to Sarah, the shop’s owner, back in October for my bake sale to raise money for Stop Child Trafficking Now. It is this tart that captivated her attention and ultimately determined her daughter’s decision to track me down and call me to see if I would like to sell professionally in their shop. So, without further ado, here is the tart that “started it all.”
Caramel Apple Tart with Streusal Topping:
These tarts are a favorite with everyone. After all, who doesn’t like classic American apple pie? And are not many things made better with a warm caramel sauce, whether set on top a pool of it or drizzled overhead with it? This tart combines the classic American flavor of an apple pie with a homemade caramel sauce. The apple filling and the caramel are baked together resulting in a transformed caramel-apple filling. It is kind of like what would happen if you added apple cider to your favorite dark caramel sauce. The rich deepness of the caramel, that almost verges on burnt, is highlighted beautifully by the sweet-tart Granny Smith apple juices. It is a match made in heaven with each serving the other to bring out the other’s best. To top all this caramel-apple love off is a crisp pecan-brown sugar streusal topping. Like I said, these tarts are a favorite with everyone.
That’s it for now folks! Hope you are having a good week! If you get a chance, stop by Sarah’s Creation Florist and buy a tart! They’re good for celebrating, surprising, or just putting a smile on someone’s face. 🙂