One of the hottest book series of the decade has been the Hunger Games Trilogy. Serious action and heartbreak… and so many descriptions of great food that it’s inspired the blogosphere to try and capture a taste. This is our attempt at Peeta’s goat cheese and apple tart. This tart is beautiful, but probably not so great stale… which is how Peeta’s family usually eats all the gorgeous goodies they bake. Sad but true. We recommend eating it fresh 😉

1 recipe Pate Brisee

8oz chevre or other soft goat cheese (the quality and freshness is important as you do not want this to taste goaty!)

2 large eggs

1/2 c honey

1/8 tsp salt

1 16oz jar commercial or home spiced apple rings (we used our own recipe for dye free – recipe below)

Preheat your oven to 375. Roll out the Pate Brisee in a 10 inch pie or tart pan, and crimp the edges.

In a bowl, beat together the goat cheese, eggs, honey, and salt, until smooth. Pour into the prepared pastry shell.

Drain spiced apple rings and carefully place on the top of the tart, arranging in a pattern.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.

Spiced Apple Rings (homemade)
1 pound firm, tart apples – we prefer smaller apples
1 c sugar
1/3 c water
1 Tbsp White Vinegar — 5% acidity
1 Cinnamon Stick — broken
1/2 tsp Whole Cloves
1 whole Allspice

Tie spices in spice bag, tea ball or cheesecloth.
In a pan pan, combine all ingredients except apples. Over medium high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
Peel, core and thinly slice the apples into rings. Add the apples to the syrup and bring mixture to a boil. Boil 3-5 minutes gently. Remove from heat. Allow to cool to room temperature and remove spices before using. This makes 1 pint, enough for the recipe above.