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Nothing screams fall to me more than apple desserts.

I first saw this made on an episode of Barefoot Contessa and I knew right then and there I was going to have to make this delicious apple dessert.

This rustic apple tart recipe is flavored with sliced apples glazed with apricot preserves and will make anyone appreciate the art of baking with fruit. It reminds me of my Rustic Apple Pie Recipe.

And, it may look daunting, but trust me — this is one easy dessert that you will be able to make without any problems whatsoever.

How to Make a Classic French Apple Tart

Start by making the apple tart crust. For the pastry, place the flour, salt, and Dixie Crystals Sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse for a few seconds to combine. Add the butter and pulse 10 to 12 times, until the butter is in small bits the size of peas.

Roll the dough slightly larger than 10 by 14-inches. Using a ruler and a small knife, trim the edges, then place the dough on the prepared sheet pan and refrigerate while you prepare the apples.

Next — let's prepare the apples. I love getting produce from Melissa's Produce when I have a lot of recipes to make. She has the best in-season fruit and veggies perfect for any occasion.

Slice the apples crosswise in 1/4-inch thick slices. Place overlapping slices of apples diagonally down the middle of the tart and continue making diagonal rows on both sides of the first row until the pastry is covered with apple slices. 

Taking 1/2 cup of apricot preserves, heat them in the microwave for 35 seconds until heated through. Using a pastry brush, brush the apples with the apricot mixture.

Now, sprinkle 1/2 cup of sugar over all the apples. Do your best to sprinkle it on evenly.

Dot with butter pats.

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 cooking.

The apple juices will burn in the pan but the tart will be fine! You are going to wind up with some burnt edges and that is okay. It tastes amazing with the apples.

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Yield: 8 servings

French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

This classic french apple tart is perfect for the fall and winter when you have a dinner party. Easy to prepare and a beautiful table decoration that is edible!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks of cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1/2 cup ice water

For the apples

  • 4 apples of your choice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, small diced
  • 1/2 cup apricot jelly or jam, warmed

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
    2. For the pastry, place the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse for a few seconds to combine.
    3. Add the butter and pulse 10 to 12 times, until the butter is in small bits the size of peas. With the motor running, pour the ice water down the feed tube and pulse just until the dough starts to come together.
    4. Dump onto a floured board and knead.
    5. Roll the dough slightly larger than 10 by 14-inches. Using a ruler and a small knife, trim the edges. Place the dough on the prepared sheet pan and refrigerate while you prepare the apples.
    6. Slice the apples in 1/4-inch thick slices. Be sure to remove the core and stem from the apples.
    7. Place overlapping slices of apples diagonally down the middle of the tart and continue making diagonal rows on both sides of the first row until the pastry is covered with apple slices.
    8. Warm 1/2 cup of apricot jam in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Spread on top of the apples using a pastry brush.
    9. Sprinkle with the full 1/2 cup of sugar and dot with the butter.
    10. 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 cooking.
    11. Loosen the tart with a metal spatula so it doesn't stick to the paper. Allow to cool and serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 4g

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