Classic Tarte Aux Pommes | French Apple Tart
🥧 We wanted to share a beautiful and classic recipe from France. In the fall months, an apple tart is an impressive looking dessert that will delight guests at dinner parties and throughout the holiday season. This recipe is surprisingly simple to prepare and bake. 🍎
- Pie Tart Dough (pre-made, or prepared with your preferred recipe)
- 7 Golden Apples (Crisp)
- 3 Tbsp Vanilla Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- Dash of Cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 410 F (210 C).
Peel, cut and chop four of the apples into squares.
Prepare the compote (apple sauce):
Place the apple squares into a pot. Add a glass of water. Stir well. When the apples begin to soften, add 2 Tbsp Vanilla Sugar. Add a bit of water if necessary. The apples are ready when they are completely soft and mashable. Mash them.
Spread out the pie dough into a buttered pie dish and poke it with a fork in various places. Pre-cook the pie dough for 8 minutes.
As the compote is cooking, peel the remaining 3 apples and cut them into quarters. Then cut them progressively into very fine slices (the finer, the better). These slices will be placed on top of the compote and will decorate the tart.
Remove the pie dough from the oven.
Remove the compote from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Pour the compote onto the dough and carefully place the apple slices in the form of a spiral or several circles, as you like. Place the pads of butter on the top of the tart.
Place the tart in the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes. As the tart cooks, you can add a the remaining 1 Tbsp Vanilla Sugar and and a dash of cinnamon to the top of the apples to caramelize them slightly.