Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Goop Apple Cake

I go this recipe from the GOOP newsletter. I dont care what people say about Gwenyth Paltrow, her recipes are AWSOME. and so was this cake. Make it!
TIME: 1 hour approx. including baking time
1 cup sugar
½ stick or 2 ounces butter, melted
½ cup applesauce
1 egg
1¼ cup flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2½ cups chopped apples (i used macintosh)
¾ to 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease your baking dish. Mix the sugar, butter, applesauce and egg together with a hand mixer. Whisk the dry ingredients together. Blend the wet and dry ingredients and then add the apples and walnuts. Pour into baking dish and bake for 30 to 50 minutes (depending on your pan and oven temp) or until knife or toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Pecan Tartlets

I updated this recipe, because my friend Cybelle - the best photog EVER - took photos of these tartlets! Check out her blog at www.cybellecodish.blogspot.com. Thanks Bella!
These Pecan Tarlets are so great. They are delish and sooo super cute too! Perfect to take along to a party!

These were so super fun and SOOO super easy. Go make them now. im positive you have all the ingrediants in your fridge!
Tartlet shell:
1 stick of butter, softened
4 oz of cream cheese, softened.
1 cup of flour.

Cream the butter and cream cheese together then add flour. Cover with plastic wrap and refridgerate for 1 hour.


1 egg
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 tbs vanilla
3/4 cup of finely chopped pecans.

beat the egg with a whisk and add the sugar and vanilla. Then add the chopped pecans.
This recipe will yield 24 tartlets. Divide the dough equally into your little tartlet pan - rolling the dough into little balls.

When you have filled the pan - take a spoon (i used the tbs measuring spoon - worked like a charm) and smoosh the dough into the tartlet pan and use your fingers to make sure the dough rises to the edges. Then fill with the filling.

Bake at 375 for aobut 20 minutes - or until they are lightely brown.


Have fun :) smooches, gigi.