I'm enjoying making savoury recipes from the One Pot cookbook but at the back there are a few desserts that have been tempting me. Martha suggests that if you are using one pot to make dinner (thereby taking it easy!), you perhaps should consider dedicating time to serve a fancy 'sweet' at the end of the meal. The one I decided to make is actually crazy simple and yet remarkably amazing!
The apple tart is assembled right on a cookie sheet. One square of puff pastry is rolled out and chilled. Next, egg yolk thinned with a bit of water is brushed over the pasty and sliced, sugared Granny Smith apples are then arranged on top (no cinnamon or spice, nothing fancy...just apples and sugar). The tart is baked at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes until puffy and golden and finally, brushed with an apricot jam glaze (a splash of water is mixed with the jam and then heated for a few seconds in the microwave).
For such a plain dessert this tart was soooo good! I served it with vanilla ice cream and it was just the right ending to our dinner. This is something I can whip up at a moment's notice (as long I keep frozen puff pastry in the freezer; I always have apples in the fridge) and it's simple enough for a weekday and special enough for company. (Somebody is hoping he is considered 'company'!)