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Asian Apple and Pear Tart

Asian Apple and Pear Tart
Asian Apple and Pear Tart

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Apple and Pear Tart

My Asian Apple and Pear Tart was inspired by an episode of Ming Tsai where his parents made him a dessert with a hot dough and peanut butter, sesame oil and brown sugar rolled and flattened.

I thought the combination of the peanut butter, sesame oil and brown sugar sounded good.  I then thought that it would go well with fruit in a tart, so here we are ! my asian apple and pear tart.

Ingredients for Asian Apple and Pear Tart
  1. 1 thawed sheet of puff pastry
  2. 2 granny smith apples peeled and cored
  3. 2 pears peeled and cored
  4. ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  5. 1-1½ Tbsps sesame oil
  6. ½ cup (approximate) dark brown sugar
  7. 2-3 Tbsps granulated sugar
  8. 2-3 Tbsps apricot preserve + 1 Tbsp water
Directions for Asian Apple and Pear Tart

Peel, core and cut in half the apples and pears then slice.  Put slices into water with a few tablespoons of lemon juice to keep from browning.

Mix the peanut butter and the sesame oil well and taste- making sure there is enough oil to flavor the peanut butter slightly.

In a small pot place the apricot preserve and the water and on medium heat melt and dissolve the preserve, once melted stir well and set aside on low heat.

Take the thawed puff pastry and place on a greased sheet pan or silpat.  With a fork lightly prick the pastry leaving a ½ inch unpunctured border on all 4 sides.

Spread the peanut butter over the pastry, again leaving the ½ inch border clean.  Spread the brown sugar over the peanut butter.

Now layer the apples and pears alternating each over the brown sugar.  Sprinkle the apples and pears lightly with the granulated sugar.

Place into a preheated 400º oven for 30 – 40 minutes until the fruit is softened and the edges of the pastry have risen and nicely browned.

When finished baking remove from the oven and allow to sit on the sheet pan on a rack for a few minutes then carefully remove to a wire rack to cool.  After it has cooled a little gently brush the apricot jam over the top of the fruit.   Can be served warm, room temperature or chilled.

For a serving suggestion, try Crème Fraîche, I found one in my local grocery that had vanilla bean added and it went exceptionally well.

Asian Apple and Pear Tart with Crème Fraîche
Asian Apple and Pear Tart with Crème Fraîche

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are few items to help make this recipe:
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Very nice- loved the peanut butter, great apples and pears and I truly adored the pastry.  A 5 paw effort!!

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Asian Apple and Pear Tart

Asian Apple and Pear Tart

Ingredients

  1. 1 thawed sheet of puff pastry
  2. 2 granny smith apples peeled and cored
  3. 2 pears peeled and cored
  4. ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  5. 1-1½ Tbsps sesame oil
  6. ½ cup (approximate) dark brown sugar
  7. 2-3 Tbsps granulated sugar
  8. 2-3 Tbsps apricot preserve + 1 Tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and cut in half the apples and pears then slice. Put slices into water with a few tablespoons of lemon juice to keep from browning.
  2. Mix the peanut butter and the sesame oil well and taste- making sure there is enough oil to flavor the peanut butter slightly.
  3. In a small pot place the apricot preserve and the water and on medium heat melt and dissolve the preserve, once melted stir well and set aside on low heat.
  4. Take the thawed puff pastry and place on a grease sheet pan or silpat. With a fork lightly score the pastry leaving a ½ inch unpunctured border on all 4 sides.
  5. Spread the peanut butter over the pastry, again leaving the ½ inch border clean. Spread the brown sugar over the peanut butter.
  6. Now layer the apples and pears alternating each over the brown sugar. Sprinkle the apples and pears lightly with the granulated sugar.
  7. Place into a preheated 400º oven for 30 - 40 minutes until the fruit is softened and the edges of the pastry have risen and nicely browned.
  8. When finished baking remove from the oven and allow to set on the sheet pan on a rack for a few minutes then carefully remove to a wire rack to cool. After it has cooled a little gently brush the apricot jam over the top of the fruit. Can be served warm, room temperature or chilled.
  9. For a serving suggestion, try Crème Fraîche, I found one in my local grocery that had vanilla bean added and it went exceptionally well.
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Easy as Pie – Apple Cake

 Easy Apple Cake
Easy Apple Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Apple Cake

Quite a while ago while surfing through the vast world-wide web for an apple cake recipe , I found a couple of recipes for cakes with pie filling that were very simple.  I had my reservations about the outcome, but today being out of brown sugar for crumble topping and Nabisco wafer and heavy cream for a birthday cake, my options were diminishing quickly so I thought it was a good time to try.

This recipe is just about fool-proof and probably works best in a bundt pan but the possibilities are endless with so many variations of fruit and cake batter.

For this recipe I used two 8″ cake pans and a little buttercream frosting to glue the two together with powdered sugar on top so that it looked more like a birthday layer cake, but it will work fine in a 9 X 13 , bundt or angel food pan as well.  Just watch the cake for timing.

Ingredients for “Easy as Pie” Apple Cake

  1. 1 box Cake mix- for this recipe white or yellow
  2. 1 can Pie filling-for this recipe Apple
  3. 3 large eggs

Directions for “Easy as Pie” Apple Cake

Preheat oven to 350º.

Grease and flour cake pan.

In a large bowl combine the cake mix, pie filling and eggs and fold the mixture together until all the ingredients are combined and a moist batter is formed.

Pour into cake pan and set in the center of the oven for approximately 30 minutes.  Cake will be done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove to a wire rack to cool slightly, then turn the cake carefully out of the pan.

 

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 Here are a few items to help make this recipe:
Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Original 10- to 15-Cup Bundt Pan
Kaiser Bakeware Kaisercast 9-1/2-Inch Classic Bundtform Pan
Wallace Hotel Pie Server and Cake Knife Set

 

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Apples, sweet cake, a little frosting how can you possibly go wrong 5 paws.

 

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Easy as Pie Apple Cake

Easy as Pie Apple Cake

Ingredients

  1. 1 box Cake mix- for this recipe white or yellow
  2. 1 can Pie filling-for this recipe Apple
  3. 3 large eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Grease and flour cake pan.
  3. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, pie filling and eggs and fold the mixture together until all the ingredients are combined and a moist batter is formed.
  4. Pour into cake pan and set in the center of the oven for approximatley 30 minutes. Cake will be done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool slightly, then turn the cake carefully out of the pan.
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Apple Cake and Streusel Topping

Apple Cake with Streusel Topping
Apple Cake with Streusel Topping             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Cake and Streusel Topping

What to do? With three apples on the way out in the fridge, not enough to make a pie, and a can of apple pie filling but no flaky pie dough.  The answer –  Apple cake and streusel topping. 

This isn’t a traditional recipe since  I’m using pie filling but it did come out fairly well, and with the streusel topping it’s great.

Ingredients for Apple cake and Streusel Topping

For the Cake:

  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 2 tsp baking soda
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 can apple pie filling
  5. 1 cup suar
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1/2 cup butter melted
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 2 Tbsp butter to grease pan

For Streusel Topping

  1. 8 Tbsp butter melted
  2. 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  4. pinch table salt
  5. 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  6. 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  7. Powered sugar for topping (optional)

 

Directions for Apple Cake and Streusel Topping 

Prepare the topping first.  Place the sugars, cinnamon,salt and flour in a bowl and stir to combine.  Pour the melted butter in and stir with a fork until all is combined and you have small pea sized pieces throughout.  Don’t break the pieces any smaller, you want the clumps in the final product.

For the Cake:

You can make this in a mixer, but it works best with a large bowl and a large spatula.

Butter a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.

Preheat oven to 325°

In the bowl place the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar into the bowl and combine.  Add the pie filling and stir until all the flour mixture is combined, then add the melted butter and eggs and mix completely.

Pour into the baking pan and smooth out, sprinkle the streusel topping over the top covering the cake completely.

Bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick placed into the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven place on a wire rack and let cool completely.  If you want it sweet sprinkle the powdered sugar over all.

 

Here are few items to help make this recipe:
Anchor Hocking Glass Bake ‘N Take 9 Inch x 13 Inch Dish With Snap On Cover
Baker’s Secret 1061483 10-by-16-Inch Nonstick Cooling Rack, Set of 2
Pyrex Prepware 4-Quart Rimmed Mixing Bowl, Clear

 

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Even with the cinnamon, it’s apples and crunchy sweet stuff, I love it!  5 paws.

 

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