The Beginning of the End : Apple Red Wine Tart

(Apple Red Wine Tart)

Yesterday I flipped through David Lebovitz’s Ready for Dessert and came across a recipe for Apple Red Wine Tart. That was the beginning of the end.

In the beginning, I marched down to the shops for a bottle of red wine and a bag of apples.

Somewhere in the middle, I burnt my red wine reduction and wished I could blame David for this. Actually I had been distracted by Twitter, but never mind, start again, because it’s only the middle of the end.

Finally, I pulled the tart out of the oven, flipped it onto a plate, cut a slice, bathed it in custard, and that. That was truly

The End.

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  1. Anh said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    lol Distracted by twttier -> I’ve been there too

  2. Val said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

    So glad to see you posting more frequently again. Lovely post, lovely tart, great writing. I can’t wait to read more.

  3. Lee Tran said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    Yes, I second Val’s comment – loving the increase in post frequency, hope it continues (but no blogging pressure)! x

  4. Steph (Desserts for Breakfast) said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    oh, yes. david lebovitz is often the beginning of my ends! loved this post.

  5. Wei-Wei said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    Oh, wow. This looks amazing. Such a beautiful colour.


  6. Lucie said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

    Looks beautiful! I love the pairing with the custard.

  7. Rosa said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    That tart looks marvelous!



  8. InTolerantChef said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

    I got a heap of apples for $1 kilo this week and have been wondering what to do with them. I guess I need wonder no more!

  9. penny aka jeroxie said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

    Looks beauitful. I wish we were neighbours.

  10. joudie's Mood Food said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    The red wine mix with the apples looks great and im sure the taste was wonderful. Lukcy you, apple tart, and custard all to yourself…….YUMM!

  11. Emma @CakeMistress said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    GASP. Red wine tis my favourite tipple. Am super-excited to bake this soon.

  12. Christie @ Fig & Cherry said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 6:22 pm

    Mmmm, and I can have this while preggers (I think) because I assume the alcohol was cooked out. Any left? 🙂

  13. shaz said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

    Oh how I love this post Y! And I’ve overstewed rhubarb by being distracted on twitter 🙂

    The tart looks unreal.

  14. grace said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

    i could go for a custard bath myself… 🙂

  15. Shaheen said,

    August 6, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

    I’m craving this right now. Poached pears in my all-time favourite. Never tried poaching applies in red wine.. now I’m inclined to.

  16. Asha@FSK said,

    August 7, 2010 @ 12:54 am

    Distracted by twitter??!! LOL I can see that ;-)) Yummy tart. did you use dry or fruity wine?

  17. Y said,

    August 7, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    Thanks everyone, for the comments 🙂

    Christie @ Fig & Cherry : I’d say it’s definitely safe for you to have this – during the process of reducing the red wine, all the alcohol would have evaporated.

    Asha@FSK : It was a relatively cheap bottle of wine, described as having ‘plum and chocolate notes’. I think it worked really well with the tart. Probably any fruity wine would be good also.

  18. Honey @ honeyandsoy said,

    August 7, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

    Hehe I love the way you wrote this post up. The beginning. Middle. And end. 🙂 Ok, it’s funny in my head 😉 Delicious-looking tart!

  19. Angie's Recipes said,

    August 8, 2010 @ 5:10 am

    I am away from Twitter….
    The apple tart looks delectable!

  20. Esz said,

    August 8, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

    Wooow that looks wicked as. Nomnomnom. I’ve just pulled an apple crumble/pie out of the oven – here’s hoping my guestimate filling has worked out nice!

  21. cakebrain said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    I’d like to be bathed in custard.

    Gorgeous looking dessert!

  22. Cakelaw said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    This looks fabulous!! I have David’s book, just haven’t got around to making anything out of it yet.

  23. Alice said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

    I would never have thought to use red wine with apples. But now I’m curious and would love to experiment with the two ingredients.

  24. bake in paris said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    Besides the glossy tempting look, how does it taste like really? So curious…..

    Sawadee from bangkok,

  25. Big Boys Oven said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    looked great to me. I hardly notice!;)

  26. Big Boys Oven said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    which red wine did you use?

  27. the caked crusader said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

    The colour of the apple – it’s divine! How to make it even better? Yes, custard is always the answer!!!

  28. Y said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    bake in paris : It tastes like tarte tatin, but somehow with a deeper, bold and ‘spicy’ flavour (from the red wine). Truly delicious, and well worth trying.

    Big Boys Oven : Unfortunately I’ve forgotten the name of the wine. It was a fairly cheap bottle of wine that I picked up from the local bottle shop. Any fruity red wine should do.

  29. Caitlin said,

    August 10, 2010 @ 2:17 am

    This sounds awesome – I’ve poached pears in red wine and loved them, so this seems like an equally tasty riff on the same idea. Plus, bathed in custard? WIN!

  30. Juliana said,

    August 10, 2010 @ 5:07 am

    Wow, what a beautiful combination of colors…and must taste like heaven…absolutely gorgeous!

  31. The Artist Chef (Joanie) said,

    August 10, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

    I like what you did with the apple. I also did similar like this when Jamie Oliver had his birthday. I also putting red wine on berries for dessert. So gorgeous, indeed!

  32. Christy said,

    August 10, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

    When I read this I was worried that I may have been the one who had distracted you on Twitter. But I read again, and turned out you had more wine!! And it was a short post because you were distracted by the tart, I bet! Anything to offload?

  33. Brittany said,

    August 11, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

    Amazing, I love it!

  34. telegraph wine said,

    September 1, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    Great recipe – many thanks for sharing this. Red wine seems wonderfully versatile as an additive to so many recipes. The apples look good enough to eat just from the picture alone!

  35. Chef Ally said,

    October 1, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

    Wow, I made some tarte tatin and red wine pear tarts recently, and was wondering how I could combine them both into 1 dish. Thanks for the inspiration and pics! I’m also gonna try it with some custard, can’t wait… *slurp*

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