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Tarte au Pomme

• 26 August 2008

My father-in-law bakes a mean apple tart. I found myself enjoying it for dessert...and then again in the morning for breakfast :) He shared his "recipe" with me and I am now passing it along to you.

You'll need:

a tart pan (one with a removable bottom is ideal but not necessary)
pate brisee for the crust (while we can't buy pre-made pate brisee at the grocery store in the U.S., we can certainly make one from scratch. I like this version a lot.
apricot compote (perhaps a thick, good quality jam could be substituted)
lots of thinly sliced apples tossed with a little sugar and cinnamon

Roll out your pate brisee and place in tart pan. Shape dough.

Brush the bottom with apricot compote.

Arrange the apples in a pattern similar to the one pictured below...

Sprinkle with a little more sugar and place in the oven at 350 for about 40 minutes. Since ovens over here are different than our US versions, keep an eye on your tart to avoid over-baking.

Next time you offer to bring dessert, wow your host with this simple beauty. It's perfect for the upcoming Fall season too where apples are inexpensive, flavorful and plentiful. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream.

Go Grandpere, go :)


  1. This looks fairly simple to make but the presentation is so stunning. Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. This looks fairly simple to make but the presentation is so stunning. Thanks for the recipe :)

  3. It looks delicious! Is there a certain variety of apple that you or your father-in-law use? I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  4. YUM! This makes me realize that I am hungry. One of my problems is that pate brisee always intimidates me. Maybe if i bought a food processor i'd be less intimidated.

  5. Honey, all you need is a pastry cutter. It's like 5 bucks or something like that and does the trick just fine. I don't have a food processor either. I can see why you'd feel intimidated because I used to feel the same way! However, once I tried it I realized it was pretty simple. So go for it. Robin, you are an excellent cook and I'm 100% confident that you can master pate brisee in a matter of minutes ;)

  6. Oh my. I would eat the whole thing...

  7. A lady in our ward who is from France made this once for a social and it was very yummy! She said that when she makes these at home she can easily eat one all by herself!!

  8. Hi! I love this tarte as well. Instead of compote I usually sprinkle chopped marzipan on the brisee, cover with apples, add brown sugar and bake. Yummieh!


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