On one of my trips to Massachusetts last year, I was introduced to a snack of apple slices with a thin spread of peanut butter by E.'s sister-in-law. I thought the combination was really tasty and I later found it as a food pairing in the wonderful Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit (one of my food bibles).
On a cold Autumn day, I really love eating a simple dessert and preferably a delicious French apple tart. I decided to add a small layer of smooth peanut butter on the dough before adding the apple puree and apple slices. The combination of ingredients worked wonderfully. I used apples of the Cox variety as they are great for apple-based baked desserts.
The pastry is thin and buttery and welcomes really well the sweetness of the apples and the texture of the peanut butter (I could say nuttiness but it is almost too obvious). It is a dessert that makes you want more of it but maybe keep some for later, or even better, share it with your family and friends!