Any fan of Food Network is surely familiar with Ina Garten, and we’re all well versed in her catch phrase: “if you can’t make your own, store bought is fine.” Now, while we all wish we had the time to be domestic goddesses, that’s just not the reality most of the time.
So when Garten appeared on TODAY, her confession was truly relatable. She shared that she loves Trader Joe’s apple tart, and that she gives it a homey touch by warming it up in the oven and then pairing it with a bit of vanilla ice cream and a swirl of caramel (also from the store!) to really take it to the next level.
She said that she made the treat for her guests who were over for the holidays, and that they all thought it was “absolutely delicious.”
Trader Joe’s describes the tart on its website: “To create this masterpiece of a Tart, our supplier takes a buttery apricot and apple filling (made with sweet Northern Spy apples and tart Granny Smiths), nestles it in a shortbread crust, tops it with a fan of even more sliced apples, and finishes it with a light, apricot glaze. A thing of rustic beauty.”
They continued: “Now, you might raise an eyebrow when you notice that our French Apple Tart is made here in the U.S.A., but before you raise that other eyebrow, consider this: the Master Pastry Chef who developed this recipe once made this exact tart—which is constructed and baked according to French tradition—for the President of France himself. Spoiler alert: he loved it.”
What store bought items do you always have on hand available at home?