24 September 2011

Pink Pearl Tart

These amazing little apples look perfectly average from the outside but once you cut into one, you see the magic of their pink flesh. Pink pearl apples were introduced to me by my coworker Melissa. She said she saw them and instantly knew I needed to photograph them, and she was right! Not only are they beautiful but they taste amazing. And being available for only a month out of the whole year, it makes them truly special.
Such a special apple needed barely anything to accompany it, so this is a very simple tart recipe. A bit of honey, a dash of sugar and a classic crust. Get some good vanilla bean ice cream, or make your own! and you will be set.
While at work today filing the case with cupcakes, I look out the window and who do I see parking in front of the shop? One of my photo teachers from college! I stared for a minute, then realized it was her and yelled, 'Nigel!! HELLO!!' It was such a nice surprise. Where I went to school is almost two hours away from the shop so I never run into anyone I know. I miss photo classes so much, especially hers. She encouraged critique, discussion and made people say what they thought of the photo. Not just a 'I like it' 'How nice' response that most people give.

A nice little surprise in the work day, off to go edit photos of my new baby cousin! She's a little wiggle worm so many photos to go through.

22 comments:

Steph (desserts for breakfast) said...

gorgeous! (as always. :))

jkd said...

The placement of the food is great! I love the light :)

pips said...

this is gorgeous... love the your tart mold... Those apples are so tiny and cute, I really like their color (yes, like pink little pearls) and the way you have sliced them. Great photos (especially the last one)and styling as well. Now, I'd love to have a slice of this beautiful tart!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I loved hearing about these beautiful apples, and your dish and photography does them justice. They almost look like rose petals in the tart!

Jesica @ pencil Kitchen said...

I have never seen Pink Apples! Are they sour? Sweet? do they taste tart?

Y said...

What beautiful apples! Love the tart you made with them too.

Deb said...

What delectable apples to make such a enticing tart. Thank you for celebrating the arrival of autumn with us.

shellie said...

so pretty. everything you make looks so delicious. i cant wait for the weather to cool so i can bake some of your recipes here.

Jennifer said...

the apples themselves are a real eye-catcher and your photography does them justice. the tarte sounds delish!
greetings from germany!

Denise @ TLT - The Little Things said...

Truly gorgeous! Love those pink apples.

squirrelbread said...

Apples definitely give that whimsical and rustic feel when they're tiny and cut so the seed pockets are still visible. The pink is a nice tinge of color.

Cheers,

*Heather*

Anna said...

Pretty recipe. I haven't seen Pink Apples before. What time of the year are they available?

Claire said...

this is beautiful. Perfect for the fall!

Amalia said...

Wow, those apples look beautiful! And so does the overall tart. Lovely pictures as always :)

marla said...

Such a stunning tart, i love the way you sliced the apples on the top.

Angie's Recipes said...

What a stunner! I don't think I have ever seen the red fleshed apples before...
Great photos!
Angie

Sneh | Cook Republic said...

Beautiful photos. It is so lovely when you find an unusual and beautiful ingredient to cook with. The tart looks amazing, pink flesh and all!

jazziefizzle said...

what stunning photos! Those apples are magical! I have never seen anything like them! Your photography teacher must be so proud of your work!!!

kankana said...

Those apples are truly special! I agree with you .. you don;t need to pair these with anything .. they can pretty much shine on their own :)
Your blog is gorgeous ..

Winny Winarni said...

exquisite!

Ally said...

I've never had pink pearl apples but they look fantastic!
xo
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Patricia Scarpin said...

I have never seen nor heard of pink pearl apples - they're so beautiful! And so is your tart. Truly gorgeous!