Thursday, September 13, 2007

Over the top

This time of year is all about seasonal eating, and that means apples and honey in our household about now! In honor of the festivities I have decided to make a caramel apple tart for our guests who will be arriving in exactly 7 hours (mental note: get off the computer and get into the kitchen!).

The highlight of todays post is prominently featured above. In all it's glory, in all it's natural beauty....behold, homemade caramel. Mmmmm.....

The tart? That's another story. Hardly food porn, but quite tasty (hey, that apple was already falling up, ahem, out!).

Still in the pan:And a close up in case that wasn't drool worthy:

More posts to come of our fabulous fall meal. The menu is as follows:

Sweet pumpkin soup, served in the pumpkin (fingers crossed on this one!)
Thyme, rosemary and sage roasted chicken
Braised brisket with red wine reduction and onion glaze
Couscous stuffed white bush marrow squash infused with coriander & cumin
Roasted, grilled garlicky corn
Mom's famous kugel, the remake with dried cherries, apricots and cranberries
And for dessert...well you can guess what that will be :)

9 comments:

katiez said...

Yep, I'm drooling! It would almost be worth a flight across the pond to get a decent carameled apple... although, it would probably be quicker and cheaper to make the caramel.... Hmmm, must think this through... - See what you started?

jackie said...

Man oh man oh man. I am so bummed I cannot be there - that all sounds delicious.

amandajean said...

mmmm...homemade caramel. yum.

your menu sounds fantastic and impressive.

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nancy b said...

the entire meal sounds amazing, and, that caramel applie pie looks dangerous!!!
you continue to tease me with your beautiful menu's and photo's...can i come, please?????
xox
nancy b

p.s. la shana tova

countrygirlcityliving said...

Katie-
It is definitely worth your time to make this at home. It's so easy (just don't take your eye off the stove and whisk, whisk, whisk) and the reward is unbelievable! You might want to bring home a few extra pints of vanilla bean ice cream for this one...
Best,
Lindsay

countrygirlcityliving said...

Jackie-
We missed you but hope to see you next time! There is some yummy kugel left over that I would love to share, any interest?
Linds

countrygirlcityliving said...

AmandaJean-
Caramel=delicious! You must try it, your little ones would have fun making it too! The menu was ambitious and turned out surprisingly well. Unfortunately I couldn't photograph much as my guests promptly gobbled all that I put in front of them. There is no greater compliment!
All the best!
Lindsay

countrygirlcityliving said...

Nancy B-
We wish you had been here, but are counting down to Turkey Day. Just wait until to try the pumpkin soup in it's own shell. Outrageously delicious!
Love,
Linds