Thursday, March 18, 2010

St. Patricks Day Fail (and Success)

St. Patricks Day is typically spent eating corned beef and some potato dish at my parents home, the past few years we've seriously missed this tradition as they've been in Mexico....this year it returned! Mom asked that I bring a dessert and some bread, well at least one of those two happened :)

The luck of the Irish was not with me this St. Patricks Day as I attempted to make some Guinness bread (re-make coming soon along with a post), the bread stuck to the pan despite mucho Pam being involved and thus broke before it could be eaten. The crumbs were tasty, so much so that I'll be re-making it this weekend. Success was mine however with this delicious dessert:

Apple-Brandy Irish Tart

1 Package Puff Pastry

1 Tbsp flour
1/2 Cup chopped nuts
1/4 Cup flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp margarine or butter
2 Tbsp Brandy
1 large Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 large MacIntosh apple, cored and thinly sliced

2 Tsp margarine or butter, melted
2 Tsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp apple jelly

Heat oven to 425°F. Place rolled crust in bottom and up sides of pan. Trim edges. Do not prick crust. Partially bake crust for 15 minutes. If crust puffs up, gently press back to bottom and sides of pan with back of wooden spoon.

For the filling, combine nuts, flour, sugars and margarine with fork. Stir in brandy. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over bottom of pan. Arrange apple slices over nut mixture alternating red and green apple slices. Bake for 20 minutes.

For glaze, Combine melted margarine, lemon juice and apple jelly; brush over tart just before serving.


Dee said...

Twas a delight for certain!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Sorry about your bread! But your tart was a delicious and beautiful success!

Joie de vivre said...

The tart looks GORGEOUS! I'm glad you're not giving up on the bread, it does sound intriguing if you can get it to work!

Anonymous said...

The tart looks spectacular! I love the addition of brandy!

Angie's Recipes said...

The apple tart looks so perfect!

Anonymous said...

may the blessing be with you.........................................

grace said...

more puff pastry, hooray! forget the bread--the important thing is that the pie turned out just fine. :)

Tangled Noodle said...

Forget the fail - this tart is tremendous! Let's have a re-do of St. Paddy's so I can have a taste of this. 8-)