Food Friday: “Gathering in the Garden”

Every Friday, we at Casemate IPM bring you a delicious recipe hand-selected from one of the many cookery books we distribute. You should definitely try this at home!

Are you entertaining this weekend? This recipe for a delicious fall treat is sure to delight your guests!

Gathering in the Garden from Capital Books is a unique title that not only provides you with delicious recipes, but also gives you a full menu for themed garden parties! And the best part? You can own this delightful book for just $5!

Book Synopsis

9781892123930Gathering in the Garden is a unique collection of garden parties. Each party comes with delicious menus, recipes, and creative special effect ideas that transform ordinary events into unforgettable gatherings. The recipes center around the bounty of the home garden and make lavish use of its produce. Parties include The Unexpected for the Expecting (a surprise baby shower), Sunrise Service (an early morning back porch breakfast), Hard Body Wanna-be’s Lunch (low-fat, high fun), Pool Side Supper (a party evoking an island attitude), and Flavors of Fall (a cornucopia of ideas and recipes). Recipes include Tomato Green Chili Dip, Cheesy Tomato Melts, Gauguin’s French Coconut Macaroons, Pickled Shrimp with Cherry Tomatoes and Olives, Roasted Corn on the Cob with Cayenne Lime Butter, Buttery Asparagus Roll Ups, Pear Tarts, and many others. This wonderful gift book is beautifully illustrated by authors Elaine Husband and Shelley Snow‘s watercolors.

This week’s recipe is the perfect fall treat! Les Tartelettes aux Pommes comes from the Cafe en Plein Air section of this cookbook, which is meant to evoke the flavors and feelings of walking through a French open-air market. These will be a delightful addition to any fall festivities (and I bet they’d nicely complement last week’s Pumpkin Fritters)! Keep reading for the full recipe.

Les Tartelettes aux Pommes

1 1/3 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 1/2 cups flour
6 tart apples, cored and peeled
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Apple jelly for glazing

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Fold in the nuts and flour, mixing well. Butter 12 individual tart molds, and pat some dough mixture into the bottom of each. Slice the apple thinly and divide the slices among the twelve tarts. Arrage the apple slices in a pinwheel design. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Bake the tarts for 15 to 20 minutes or until their edges are golden brown. Spread apple jelly over the hot tarts. Return to oven for 5 minutes. Cool before serving.

Yield: 12 servings

All recipe text from page 49 of Gathering in the Garden.

If you try this recipe, tell us about it in the comments! For more delicious recipes and delightful party themes, purchase your copy of Gathering in the Garden here for just $5!

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