We finally made it down to the annual apple tasting festival at Portland Nursery this year. It is a very popular event, and we had to wait in line to get to the tasting tables. It was so worth the wait, though.
They had an impressive and large variety of apples for tasting, and it amazed me how different they all tasted (I know that probably sounds idiotic, but you know, apples are apples, and I wasn’t expecting such a huge difference in flavors).
I got a bunch of Granny Smiths to make a tarte tatin. I went on a tarte tatin kick a few years ago but forgot all about it until recently. They are really fun to make, unless you’re a big failure like I am. The caramelizing of the apples appeared to go smoothly:
And it came out of the oven looking decent, too:
But I ran into some issues when flipping the tarte out of the pan. I think I maybe overcaramelized the mixture, and it got super sticky and refused to come out of the pan. The crust broke apart in several spots as well.