Tuesday, October 9, 2012

French Apple Tart

It is apple season and our local fruit farmers have had the best apples this year.  I made this French Apple Tart a few weeks ago and it was delicious.

For the pastry:

In the bowl of your food processor add;
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
at this point, pulse a few times just to incorporate dry ingredients
12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
pulse 10 to 12 times, until the butter is in small bits the size of peas. 
With the motor running, pour
1/2 cup ice cold water down the feed tube and then pulse just until the dough starts to come together.
Dump dough onto a floured board and knead quickly into a ball.  Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for a least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Roll the dough approximately 10 inches by 14 inches.  Place the dough on the prepared sheet pan and refrigerate while you prepare the apples.

Peel 4 Granny Smith apples.  Cut them in half through the stem.  Remove the stems and cores with a sharp knife.  Slice the apples crosswise in 1/4 inch thick slices.

Place slices of apples diagonally down the middle of the tart pastry and continue making rows until the pastry is covered with apple slices. 

Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of sugar and dot the top of the apples with 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, small diced.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the pastry is browned and the edges of the apples start to brown.  Rotate the pan once during the baking time.  The apple juices may burn a bit in the pan, but the tart will be fine!  When the tart is done, remove from the oven and

In a small sauce pan heat 1/2 cup apricot jelly (or whatever you like).  I used orange marmalade.
and 2 tablespoons rum or water.  (I used peach snapps).  Once the mixture is all melted, brush the apples and the pastry around the edges.  Loosen the tart with a metal spatula and allow to cool.

Enjoy!  Still house hunting and still no luck... :(.    Have a wonderful week.


  1. Ugh! I know you must be so frustrated with the house hunt. So sorry you are having no luck! The tart looks great!


  2. Oh, my, that's a different take on apples! That looks fabulous! I will surely try this one. :) I like making the pastry in the food processor, too.

  3. That really does look yummy. We are here in NC now and the apples are in season. I sure hope you find a house soon...it will happen, my friend! I know the perfect house is out there just for you! Hugs!

  4. Your apple tart sound fabulous! Great photos of it, too.
    Thanks so much for coming by my blog today, I haven't been over to say hello and check out your blog for ages, so sorry.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. That is absolutely gorgeous. A feast for the eyes too? How's the hunting going?

  6. That looks (and sounds) amazing! I must try that....thanks! :)

  7. ahhhh - I missed this! So when are you making it again ;-)

  8. The French Apple Tart looks so delicious, Ginger. I love anything with apples in the Fall. So sorry you haven't found a place yet. The perfect home is waiting for you.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  9. Ginger,
    I wanted to come over and tell you that if you want to see the Red Rose Alley girls, Nel did a wedding post. It is the first time that we put pictures of us on there. Have a wonderful week.

  10. Totally delicious looking. I think I will make one. Thanks so much for the recipe and the lovely photos. I am happily your newest follower.


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