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18 April 2016

French Apple Tart


Je ne peux pas résister à une bonne recette française...



And nothing is more French and more delicious in the desert world than tarte aux pommes, or apple tart. The crisp flaky pastry with the sweet apple is the best when you add creme fraiche to it. Best of all, this recipe is actually quite easy to make (there is a little cheating involved) and looks much more impressive and complete than people would think it is. Perfect desert for a Spring dinner party, it's great not only for sharing, but perhaps indulging in on your own. 


THE INGREDIENTS
(serves 6- 8)
- ready roll puff pastry
- flaked almonds
- 5 large eating apples, Cox's, Russets or Elstar
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract 
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 3 tbsp apricot conserve
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Heat oven to 220C. Roll out the pastry and outline a small boarder using a knife. Transfer onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. 

Peel, core and thinly slice the apples and toss in the lemon juice. Spread over the pastry to within the boarder edge. Curl up the edges slightly to stop the juices running off. Sprinkle with flaked almonds.


Dot with a little butter and sprinkle with vanilla and caster sugar. Bake for 15- 20 mins until the apples are tender and the pastry crisp. 

Warm the conserve and brush over the apples and pastry edge, I like to also put a few blobs around for decoration. Serve with ice cream or creme fraiche. 






I kinda love this recipe. It reminds me of my holiday to France, sitting on the bank of the Ardeche river. I really miss those camping holidays I use to go with my family back when I was little. I do love a nostalgic recipe, one that brings back memories. Get your garden or balcony ready and set up to try this in the sun, you will not regret it!

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