French Apple Tart

January 22nd, 2013 by Erin Gennow
Baked French Apple Tart from Above

Baked French Apple Tart from Above

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French Apple Tart

Apple pies, crumbles and crisps are one of my favorite desserts.  So, when I spotted this recipe in Baking with Julia, I was anxious to try it out.

Laura Calder on her show French Food at Home made a very similar apple tart.  She used a long, rectangular tart pan.  It was so beautiful.  I love the variety of tart pans available.  It’s amazing how just baking something in a different shape can make a dessert so unique and elegant.

Ingredients for Apple Sauce

Ingredients for Apple Sauce

Even though the rectangle pan is wonderfully appealing, I used a round tart pan, because that’s what’s in my kitchen. I also used my own pie dough recipe.  I’ve come to love it.  I’d never been too keen on any pie dough, often noting their blandness and cardboard like texture, so I’m hesitant to try new ones now.

Apples for Sauce

Apples for Sauce

Tossing Apples for Baking

Tossing Apples for Baking

Apples Ready for Baking

Apples Ready for Baking

Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Mashing Apples

Mashing Apples

This French Apple Tart came together beautifully.  I kept the applesauce quite chunky to provide texture variance.  The combination of textures is appealing, with the soft applesauce and thin, almost crisp apples blanketing the top, all nestled in a buttery, crumbly crust.  I must say I’ve never had a tart like this before.  I would definitely make this again.  Would also be wonderful as mini tarts.

Ingredients for Apple Topping

Ingredients for Apple Topping

Baked Tart Dough

Baked Tart Dough

Apple Tart Ready for Baking

Apple Tart Ready for Baking

Apple Tart Ready for Baking Again

Apple Tart Ready for Baking Again

Baked French Apple Tart

Baked French Apple Tart

Baked French Apple Tart Close-up

Baked French Apple Tart Close-up

French Apple Tart Slice

French Apple Tart Slice

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.

Or, view it on the sites of this fellow Tuesdays with Dorie blogger:

Gaye of Laws of the Kitchen

A year ago on The Daily Morsel

Two years ago on The Daily Morsel

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3 Responses to “French Apple Tart”

  1. SandraM says:

    Great looking tart. I love all your pics!! Really well done. I will definitely be making this again too. Your crust looks fantastic in the pic of the sliced piece.

  2. cathleen says:

    Yum! This was a great tart. I love the picture with the drizzle! What did you drizzle it with?

  3. Erin Gennow says:

    I made a caramel sauce to drizzle on top.

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