My sweet boy and I ended up using this recipe, but we made our own little addition. Fearing that the tart would lack in the flavor department, we decided to make a paste out of melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. We put this directly on the pâte brisée before piling on the apple slices. It was delicious, if I do say so myself! And I felt so divinely French making it.
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We used some of the Jonagolds I picked last weekend. While picking your own proved to be particularly rewarding, it is completely optional. In my opinion, finding decent apples at Walmart requires much more dedication and expertise than picking them at an orchard, and I often walk away with the same feeling of accomplishment when I find a few good ones without bruises. Anyways, however you decide to retrieve them is your prerogative.
I think Yoshi has a nose for cinnamon. Once again, he was begging. We did some negotiating though...
It made a lovely dessert, but I am particularly fond of the idea of eating it for breakfast (especially considering the fact that it is topped with fruit... it doesn't get much healthier than that, kids.)