Apple and Custard Tartlets
Almost every Friday night on Zodiac we have a salmon dinner sail with 49 passengers and 10 crew, it’s a lot of people. I refuse to make the same salmon dinner every time, I’m sick of salmon, so are the long term crew. To keep things interesting, mostly for myself, I try to do something different every time, pick a seasonal flavor for the salmon and do different sides.
When it comes to dessert I have one requirement for a crowd of this size, no dishes. The boat is small and there is only so much storage space, we have 60+ large plates for dinner, but we don’t have small ones or enough bowls. I don’t want to always use disposable plates so I try to find small desserts that don’t require them, cupcakes were my go to for a long time and then cookies, but neither of those would accommodate the flavors I had in my mind to go with a fall meal.
These apple and custard tartlets are great, crispy pastry, delicate custard, sweet apples and a hint of warmth from cinnamon. The bad thing is that they are small and I could easily eat a dozen of them, but they are labor intensive, at least when you make 60 of them.