Friday, February 3, 2012

Gorgonzola Apple Tartlets


These absolutely delicious appetizer bites are my adaptation of our French Fridays with Dorie recipe of the week, Gorgonzola Apple Quiche. I loved the fruit and cheese combo but am not a fan of quiche and knew no one else in the family would be up for trying it, so I made little mini tarts instead.


I pretty much just left off the cream and egg off of the recipe and made minis instead of one big tart.


If you can't find imported gorgonzola, Bel Gioioso Cheese makes a delicious version made in Wisconsin. Meijer usually carries this cheese and I buy it often, it's so good!


Above is the measured out two ounces of cheese...


and here is the cheese mixed up with the cubed apples.



I prebaked Dorie's tart dough for 10 minutes, then baked another 10 after adding the apples and cheese.


These were absolutely delicious, and Dorie's tart dough was so nice and flaky. I drizzled a few with honey and that just took them over the top with the savory sweet flavor combination. These would be just perfect for an appetizer party or as wine tasting nibbles, and I would not hesitate to make these again. I'm sure that if you like quiche/eggs the recipe as written was just as palate pleasing to you as these tartlets were to me :) My mom was visiting and loved these as well, the kids were not fans, but it is more of a grown-up flavor.


12 comments:

Wicked Babydoll said...

I wish you were my mom lol

Soupaddict Karen said...

Oooo, honey & salt - what a fabulous idea! Those tartlets are just so cute, they really are. I could really use a couple right for breakfast!

Pacheco Patty said...

Very sweet, love this idea for the mini tarts, they look so good for an appetizer!

Denise said...

I think you hit the nail on the head with your version as bite-size morsels!

Guyla said...

Great idea to turn them into tarts...especially this time of year when we're trying to eat a bit healthier to make up for what we did to ourselves over the holidays! Love the honey drizzle.

Kris' Kitchen said...

Love your appetizer shapes. I'm getting Superbowl ideas. I'm in the mood to make these again and your shapes are perfect.

Jah Frog said...

great idea to just make tartlett appetizers with out the eggs and cream. The combination of gorgonzola and fruit is unbeatable, and as a person who didn't appreciate blue cheese until later in life, there's hope for kids who don't like it!

Elin said...

wow..your mini tartlets look cute and I love them small...I must try this out soon. I regretted not finding some time to bake this :( but I will certainly bake these deliciousness.

Cher Rockwell said...

Clever way to make it work for your tastes. I am sure the honey was good.

Adriana said...

Those mini-quiches are ADORABLE! I also used the Belgioso gorgonzola, but got the crumbles. I love blue cheeses with honey, so your idea looks fantastic to me. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the blue cheese/apple/egg combination, so don't write it off completely.

Christy said...

I love the idea of using this as an appetizer! Great suggestion!

jemangepdx said...

Oh, the little square quiches are absolutely adorable! :)

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