Beautiful French apple tart is one of my favorite apple dessert recipes to make during the fall. Short crust pastry shell, filled with homemade apple jam, with apple slices that arranged liked rose and baked with cinnamon.
Keyword: apple pie, apple season, autumn
Author: Cooking Journey
Short Crust pastry shell
Apple tart topping
75gmelted butter/3 oz
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!
This French Apple Tart recipe was made in 8 inch / 20 cm spring form pan. You can use same size tart pan, too.