French Apple Tart

Today I share my version of French Apple Tart, the Classic Apple Tart, "Tarte aux pommes"!

I always bake Apple Pie, but this time I wanted to finally get to use my new tart pan and try something different. I was sure we were going to love this recipe, so I made this tart for the first time on my daughter Topaz's birthday. As I had mentioned in the post I dedicated to Crystal's on her birthday, HERE, we don't bake cakes for our birthdays, however there may be exceptions. It is not that we don't like cakes, but because I bake almost daily we get to eat good cake almost all the time, and that takes away the magic or surprise of  a birthday cake.This is why we prefer our favorite or any other exquisite dessert on birthdays.

The only thing I regret is that you won't be able to taste this by only reading this post, but let me assure you it was Délicieux!
Receta deTarta de Manzana en español: AQUÍ

I know you would like a piece right now....

French Apple Tart
For apple lovers this is a delicacy. It is an ideal tart to serve in any season. Very easy to make and to devour. Enjoy!
  • Pie dough - Pâte Brisée recipe and step-by-step: HERE
  • 7 baking apples (3 for the purée, 4 to decorate)
  • ½ cup white or brown granulated sugar (100 g)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (28 g)
  • A pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (30 ml)
  • ¾ cup icing sugar (96 g)
  • 2 Tablespoons diluted peach or apricot jam
  • vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche (optional)
1. Prepare pie dough following the instructions in Easy Pie Crust post. While dough is in the fridge, in a skillet melt butter, add the sugar, spices and the three apples previously chopped and sprinkled with 1½ teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix well. Simmer at medium heat for 10 minutes until apples are soft and can be easily mashed with a fork or back of a spoon. Cook until thickened, and cool.  2. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C). Meanwhile peel the remaining apples, cut them into thin slices and sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent them darkening. Roll the chilled dough into a 13” circle and fit on a 11” tart pan. Gently press dough down so that the bottom and sides of pan are covered. Trim of any excess dough. Fill with the cooled applesauce. 3. Arrange the apples decoratively over filling, overlapping them. Sprinkle with the confectioner's sugar and place in middle rack of the oven. Cook until apples are tender and have a golden color, about 45 minutes. While tart is still hot, brush with diluted apricot jam. Serve cold or hot. If you would like, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche. Notes:
a) It is not necessary to grease the pan, because this type of dough already has enough grease.
b) Use any of these apples: granny smiths, golden delicious or macintosh apples. I used fuji apples.
 Total time: Yield: serves 10 

 En español: AQUÍ

This post is dedicated to my lovely daughter Topaz, may the Lord bless you with many more years of health, happiness an wisdom. Know always that you are my blue eyed princess!

My people have done two evils:They have turned away from me,the spring of living water. And they have dug their own wells,which are broken wells that cannot hold water. - Jeremiah 2:13

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24 Friends Have Comment:

  1. A beautiful tart! Really scrumptious looking.



  2. Out of all the tarts, this classic one is my favorite. You did a great job on this, it looks very tasty as well as stunning. Happy birthday to Topaz, lucky girl to have this treat on her special day!

  3. Yes, I do want a piece right now!! LOL..what a gorgeous tart Mari. Te luciste con este!! I love it.

  4. Beautiful!
    I love the double apple hit! :)

  5. this looks so delicious and the photos are stunning!

  6. My mouth is literally watering!

  7. Gorgeous! Bet it tastes as good as it looks, too!

  8. Looks so freshingly yummy! Send a piece right over, please!!

  9. I had that very tart in a cooking class I took once and it was delicious and yours looks perfect!

  10. Maris, so nice to meet you :) Your French Apple Tart looks gorgeous and very delicious! Like you, I have just bought a tart pan but I have not used mine yet. This looks like a great recipe to start with :)

  11. Biren - welcome! It is a great recipe to use your new tart pan!

  12. This apple tart looks incredible!! Such a wonderful dessert for fall! :)

  13. What a gorgeous tart! I love how the apples are prepared two different ways. So scrumptious!

  14. Mari, your apple tart with the two different ways is so incredible, gorgeous, and delicious, I am in total awe...but I should not be, because this is the kind of creations you make each, and every time.

    Why would I expect anything less, than truly amazing:DDD
    Hugs to you, my dear friend!

  15. Mari, that tart looks almost too beautiful to eat! What a gorgeous recipe you created and absolutely perfect for fall as well. I hope you're doing well and have a wonderful weekend!

  16. From the use of both the cooked down apples to the way you've decorated this tart...I'd say this is certainly a dessert for a special occasion ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,

  17. That looks pretty fricking yummy, excuse my Frech!.

  18. So delicious Mari! I make something very similar but with cream and apple, yammy!!

  19. Bonjour
    I'm from Emile Blog's to discover your nice cake
    Thank's for sharing

  20. Frieda - Je vous remercie pour le visiteur, Bienvenue :)

  21. This is gorgeous! I would definitely love a piece!


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