Apple tart with apple brandy sorbet and the island of Jersey

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IMG_1269 How can Jersey be so different from France. It was only a 1 1/2 hour ferry travel from Saint Malo. You have here a very relaxed atmosphere, it is not so evident touristic. And the real beauties of the island are in the middle of the island, of course there are spectacular sea views, but with a bike (rolling on the left side!) I  discovered some really almost untouched spots away from the sea. There are a lot of wild berries and many apple gardens, this is why I made an apple tart, and the apple brandy for the sorbet I brought from the island. You can substitute it by a Calvados for example. Unfortunately I did’t find any culinary spot which is really worth telling about. But , even if St. Helier, the capital, is a quite big town, you can find your calm and meditation on the island. For the tart I used my own puff pastry, I won’t give the recipe here, you will find some good recipes elsewhere or simply take a store-bought one.

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Recipe

For the apple brandy sorbet

  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • 250 g chopped apples
  • 3 tbsp apple brandy
  • 3 tbsp lime juice

very thinly sliced apples, some brown sugar, puff pastry

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Bring the water with the sugar to a boil. Slightly cool down and mix together with the apples in a food processor. Then stir in the apple brandy and lime juice. Put in the fridge for a while and then freeze in an ice cream machine.

Roll out the puff pastry and cut circles in the size you want. Cover decoratively with the very finely cut apples and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake at 180° for about 20 minutes.

Serve with the apple brandy sorbet.

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