Another gem by Donna Hay, from her book No Time To Cook
If you follow my blog you know I adore Donna's recipes.
And I reach for this book often because most of the recipes are designed to serve two. (But they can be easily doubled, tripled, etc.)
You may be familiar with the original version of Apple Tarte Tatin, created by one of the Tatin sisters who operated their family's Inn in France; this is a savory version of the recipe.
The good news is ~ it's a one pan dish ~ and the assembly procedure is the same as for the original apple tatin recipe except the chopped leek, and mushrooms replace the apples, and the crust is store-bought puff pastry.
I baked it in my 8-inch black cast iron skillet which worked perfectly, though any ovenproof pan will do.
I chose 2 large portabella mushrooms, thickly sliced, as well as these Chanterelles, but most any 'meaty' mushrooms would do. I added a splash of Dry Cocktail Sherry to the mushrooms as they finished cooking but you can omit it.
Assembled just as one would a sweet tatin, the fruit is placed on the bottom of the pan (in this case a combination of leeks and mushrooms), then the crust is placed on top, brushed with egg wash, then baked. When the crust is done the pan is flipped, and the tatin is served crust side down.
The directions state to place two layers (8-inch rounds) of the puff pastry on top of one another, (over the mushrooms) then into the oven to bake.
However, I don't think two layers are necessary because I found that the crust browned too quickly before the center baked and puffed completely.
I gently tented with foil when it was about 3/4 through baking time to prevent the outer layer of the crust from burning. Next time I'll just use a single layer of puff pastry.
But it was absolutely delicious! Paired with a simple green salad, it makes an elegant little dinner for two, or sliced into wedges for a lovely nibble with drinks.
If you would like a printable copy of the recipe, you can find it HERE on my recipe blog.
Off topic, I had to share this mug and plate with you ~ a dear friend just sent me a set of four and each one depicts a different style of chair.
I just love them!
Merci Beaucoup mon cher. Elles sont si belles!
Thank you for stopping by today everyone. I hope you have a good week.