Food Friday on Empty Streets: French Apple Tart

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Who doesn't like sweets? Me I just adore them and I more importantly love to bake them and make them for my loved ones. Today am presenting a very fun and easy to prepare dessert made from apples called French Apple Tart.

Here is how:
For the pastry:

* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 12 tablespoons (11/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
* 1/2 cup ice water

For the apples:

* 4 Granny Smith apples
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, small diced
* 1/2 cup apricot jelly or warm sieved apricot jam
* 2 tablespoons Calvados, rum, or water


For the pastry, place the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the 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. With the motor running, pour the ice water down the feed tube and pulse just until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a floured board and knead quickly into a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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

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.

Peel the apples and cut them in half through the stem. Remove the stems and cores with a sharp knife and a melon baler. 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. Sprinkle with the full 1/2 cup of sugar and dot with the butter.

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. If the pastry puffs up in one area, cut a little slit with a knife to let the air out. Don't worry! The apple juices will burn in the pan but the tart will be fine! When the tart's done, heat the apricot jelly together with the Calvados and brush the apples and the pastry completely with the jelly mixture. 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.

Here is another apple tart recipe that you can try out:

Enjoy :) xoxox

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14 comment(s) to... “Food Friday on Empty Streets: French Apple Tart”


Brochure Printing said...

Oh my, I love apple tart! But apple pies are still way better... Yum! You should try Sugarhouse's. I drool just thinking about it. :D

Pie said...

I can almost smell it! Yumyum.

EastCoastLife said...

I love a good apple dessert. THis is going to be a dish I want to try.

Happy weekend!

Empty Streets said...

aww thanks for the yummy comments come and get as much as you want guys hehehe :) xoxo

nancy said...

oh, how can i disagree to those comments. it's been a long while since i had one of this.

btw, thanks for coming by. that bedding sets actually looks masculine so no wonder you like it too, hehehe. good luck to your bed project...

enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)

oh and would you mind if i add your link to my blogroll? :D

Monica said...

oh so yummy... can I have some? ;)

Monica said...

Have a great weekend Metz! :)

Liz said...

Mmmmm, this looks so good!

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Empty Streets said...

Hi Brochure printing, Thank you so much for liking this recipe and it is quite easy to make :)

Empty Streets said...

Hi Pie,

aww you can have as much as you want dear :) xoxo

Empty Streets said...

Hi ECl,

Am glad that you liked this recipe as well :) xoxo

Empty Streets said...

Hi Nancy,

aww thanks so much for the compliment and yes hehe that was a very masculine zen type of bedsheet hehehe . As for the link up I would love that thanks. Can I also add yours to my two other sites? :)

Empty Streets said...

Hi Monica,

of course you can have as much as you want hehe :) Hope your weekend went well :) xoxo

Empty Streets said...

Hi Liz,

aww thanks so much deary. xoxo

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