The sweet and savory Apple Tart and Blue Cheese are both delicious and fancy. The chewy and crunchy crust, combined with tender and soft apple-shallot mixture creates a comforting food. The magic touch for this hearty meal is its flavorful Blue Cheese. Use it generously and taste heaven.
The recipe for this Apple Tart and Blue Cheese is super-easy and fast. It could be a great appetizer and a fantastic cocktail dinner. Cook this Roasted Apple Tart for a loving family lunch, and you will enjoy every bite.
In a large bowl, pour 3/4 cup water and mix it with dry yeast and sugar. Once incorporated, let stand until frothy, for about 6-10 minutes.
Choose another large bowl, and mix the all-purpose and whole flours, cornmeal, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in the yeast mixture, 1/3 cup olive oil, and mix until they are combined.
You can use a whisk, food processor, or hand. If the dough seems dry, add a little more water. Dust the work surface lightly with flour and start kneading the dough for almost 10 minutes until it gets smooth, springy, and elastic.
There should be no clumps. Clean the bowl, drizzle a little of the olive oil, place the dough in the bowl, cover it with a plastic wrap. Set it aside at room temperature until the dough has doubled in volume. It will take about 1 hour.
Heat the oven to 425 ºF (220ºC).
While the dough rests, cut the apples and shallots in 1/4 inch thick slices, toss them in a large bowl, add 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Give them a nice mix until everything is coated. Spread them on a large baking sheet in an even layer, sprinkle thyme, and put the sheet in the oven. Roast them for 30 minutes until they look tender, golden, and shrunk.
Toss occasionally during this time, make sure each side is roasted. Remove from the oven, and increase the heat to 450ºF (230ºC).
Place the dough on a floured work surface, start to punch it down with your fist for 5 minutes.
Roll or stretch the dough into an even layer about 3/16-inch thick having a rectangle shape—lightly oil a large rimmed baking sheet.
Transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Scatter the apple-shallot mixture on the dough, and top that with medium crumbles of the Blue Cheese. Drizzle some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Put the baking sheet in the oven, and bake this delicious Roasted Apple Tart and Blue Cheese with shallot for 17-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden, and the cheese is melted. Let it rest on a cooling rack for 5 minutes, then cut it into square pieces and serve!
You can use a defrosted store-bought puff pastry instead of making this dough. But the mixture of these nourishing flours gives you a substantial, and fantastic texture.