Apple and Pomegranate Tart

Apple and Pomegranate Tart
Recipe by Dragon

I love, love pomegranate juice. So you can imagine how happy I was when the nice people at POM Wonderful sent me some coupons for pomegranate juice. The sweet tartness of pomegranate juice is the only thing that quenches my thirst some days. I decided to make a flavourful pomegranate syrup to create this gorgeous and delicious tart. The pomegranate syrup combined with the tart apples makes for a perfect flavour combination. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
2 cups pomegranate juice
3/4 cup port wine
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
10 whole peppercorns
3 strips of lemon peel
4 granny smith apples
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
course sugar
pomegrante seeds to garnish

Directions:

1. In a saucepan, combine pomegranate juice, wine, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, star anise, peppercorns and lemon peel. Boil pomegranate juice mixture until reduced to a syrup consistency. This takes about 15-20 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 375 F. Peel, core and slice the apples. Combine the apple slices with the white sugar and lemon juice. Toss to coat the apple slices.

3. Roll out puff pastry to 11"x11". Transfer the pastry to a 9 inch tart pan (with removable bottom). Trim the pastry around the edges but leave enough to take into account shrinkage during baking.

4. Brush some of the syrup on the puff pastry bottom. Arrange the apple slices in concentric circles over the syrup to cover it. Brush the tops of the apples with more syrup and sprinkle with a little course sugar.

5. Bake the tart in the center rack of the oven for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Let it cool for 15 minutes before serving. Serve, garnished with more syrup and pomegranate seeds.

35 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great combo! Your tart looks really scrumptious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Pearl said...

ooh pom + apple!

ama said...

this looks absolutely delicious! congrats!

Happy cook said...

Beautiful and delicous.

Priya said...

Fabulous, love the combination of making tart with apples and pomegranate, quite a new for me!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

I love what you did with the pom juice Paula. This tart is positively moreish...mmmmmm!

Acai Berry said...

Thank you for the fantastic recipe. I wish I had more recipes I can experiment with acai juice because I happen to be a huge fan of acai juice.

Donna-FFW said...

Oh what a terrific combination and this looks unbelievably delicious. It is gorgeous, really gorgeous!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful tart and combo!

5 Star Foodie said...

mmm... apple and pom sound wonderful in a tart! Excellent!

Maria said...

Gorgeous tart. The Pom. just makes the tart burst with color!!

Zita said...

Fabulous Tart...a perfect spring tart :)

Dawn said...

Now that's a good combo! I love the pom cherry drink. Don't you love the versatility of tarts?

Shockie said...

That looks better than on the Food Network. Would it work okay with Pomegranate soda made into syrup, or would that mess it up?

Sara said...

I made an apple and pomegranate tart with my POM too! Great minds think alike :)

Julie said...

Amazing! I must try.

Patricia Scarpin said...

I love it that you paired apples with pomegranate - the seeds look like little gems on the top of the pie!

whall said...

You make the best stuff, really.

pinkstripes said...

Your tart looks wonderful! Apple and pomegrante sound like a great flavor combo.

Peter M said...

This is gosh-darn' pretty and I'm king the one-two punch of cinnamon and star anise.

Kerstin said...

What a lovely tart, it looks so pretty and delicious!

Juliana said...

I love pomegranate...but never had this combination. The picture show a very tempting pie. Like the pomegranate seed on the top.

Priti said...

Tart looks yum..nice colour and you have a lovely blog...everything looks delicious....

finsmom said...

I love the sprinkled pomegranate seeds! It really finnishes the look of this!

Nina Timm said...

I am sorry I missed out on the POM juice, maybe I can find it at Woolworths....I have to try this tart!!! It looks so comforting right now!!!

Joie de vivre said...

Dragon,
This is gorgeous! The pomegranate seeds are a wonderful and colorful touch.

SavoryTv said...

Dragon, this looks beautiful! The next time pomegranates are in our local market I would love to try this recipe. Cheers!

Mindy said...

What a great idea to add pomegranate to an apple tart! Now that I've perfected my apple tart recipe, I'm ready to branch out to adding new flavors--this may be the next one I try!

Netts Nook said...

All the flavors sound great. What a presentation.

nicole said...

Wonderful flavor combination! This looks quite good.

Helene said...

Looks so good. You have a nice picture.

gaga said...

The little pomegranate jewels are just lovely! Almost too pretty to eat :)

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

Yum! Looks great! You're so creative. Those apples are arranged just so.

Jude said...

I'd be so tempted to pick out bits of crust before serving it.

My Taste Heaven said...

I am drooling for your Apple and Pomegranate Tart. Looks so yummy!!!

 
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