21 November 2010

Apple & Cheddar Tart with Arugula

Last night we made an apple and cheddar tart, using a recipe I found on one of my favourite food blogs, Closet Cooking. Probably the main reason I like his blog is because the premise is pretty similar to mine, except that he's been a bit more successful in becoming a good cook -- he cooks/posts EVERY SINGLE DAY. No pizza slices or crackers for dinner there. Unless he makes them himself.

Anyway this recipe is incredibly easy. The tart is made with frozen puff pastry; spread with mustard and topped with sliced apples (that have been simmered about a minute in apple cider to soften, and then tossed in reduced apple cider and rosemary) and strong cheddar cheese. (A word to the wise: don't buy that giant $12 brick of No Name brand extra old cheddar. Even if it's on sale for $7. There are much stronger cheddar cheeses out there.)

Once baked, individual slices are topped with arugula that's been tossed with olive oil and lemon juice and seasoned with salt and pepper. I've never cooked with puff pastry before and it's SO EASY. And because this is covered with apples and arugula, you can pretend that it's healthy.

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