Beautiful French apple tart is one of my favorite apple dessert recipes to make during the fall. It is perfect to serve to your family on the weekend or surprise your guests with this marvelous rose apple tart!
This tart has a crunchy pastry crust, apple jam in the middle and finished with beautifully arranged apples to form the rose, dusted with cinnamon. It is so tempting and tasty. Moreover, it will look gorgeous and will be centerpiece on your table!
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Apple tart filling
The apple jam filling for this apple rose tart is crucial. It makes it more moist and soft in the middle. You can use our Apple sauce recipe for this part too. However, for this apple tart recipe I don’t want to blend the jam, the final dessert is great with little pieces of apples. Apples that are cooked in oven and on the stove and sliced in different shapes – in one apple dessert look so appetizing! I used small red apples with skin on – for the rose, and one green apple for the center of the rose.
Apple tart topping
It’s quite easy to arrange the apples. Just put thin apple slices around the apple tart, starting from the edges, moving towards the middle. Overlap apple slices a little, and arrange them in snail pattern, moving in circle until you leave a little spot in center.
Classic french apple tart recipe calls for brushing the top with apricot jam, but I like it to be with full apple flavor. I just brushed top of the apples with melted butter and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, that’s it!
French apple tart can be served with ice cream, whipped cream or even thick yogurt. Moreover, it is great to pair with your morning coffee or tea.
I already mentioned in my posts for Baked apples and Apple cranberry crisp which apples are best for baking. And I’m so happy that I can cook with apples from my aunt’s garden. Hope you can find organic apples too to make this fall dessert.
Beautiful French apple tart is one of my favorite apple dessert recipes to make during the fall.
- 220 g flour /8 oz
- 110 g butter /4 oz
- 40 g sugar /1.5 oz
- 2 drops vanilla flavor (extract)
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 egg yolks
- 5 apples
- 40 g sugar /1.4 oz
- 3 red apples
- 2 green apple slices
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 75 g melted butter /3 oz
- 1/2 cup water
To make the crust combine cold butter with flour and sugar in food processor. Or grate butter in the flour and combine with hands.
Add egg yolks, water and vanilla. Combine well and form the disc. Leave in the fridge for 30 min.
Meanwhile prepare the apple sauce. Remove the core and skins from apples. Cut apples in small pieces.
Combine apples with sugar in a pan and place on the low heat. Cook, stirring, for about 5-10 minutes, until apples are soft but not mushy. Leave to cool.
Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C
Evenly roll the pastry and carefully put it in tart pan, trimming the ends. Prick the bottom of the tart with fork.
Put baking paper on top of the tart shell with weight (raw beans or rice). Bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the apples for topping. Remove the core, but leave the skin on. Thinly slice apples.
Remove paper and weights from the tart shell. Place the apple jam at the bottom of the tart shell.
Arrange thin slices of the apple around the apple tart, starting from the edges towards the middle. Overlap apple a little, and arrange them in snail pattern, moving in circle until you leave a little spot in center.
Brush the apples with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake for about 50 - 60 minutes.
In the same pan, where was your apple jam, put the water and bring it to the boil. Add green apple slices, cook 2 minutes until soft.
P.S. Don’t discard the liquid, it is really tasty syrup for adding to your drinks!
Remove the tart from oven. Fold and place soft apple slices in the middle to finish the rose tart middle. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe for 7.9 inch / 20 cm tart pan