French apple tart

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
French apple tart
French apple tart
French apple tart

150g plain flour

1 tb icing sugar

1 pinch salt

75g butter

1 egg yolk

2-3 tbsp cold water


500g cooking apples

3 tbsp water

50g sugar

1 lemon

3 dessert apples


1 tbsp apricot jam

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp water

Preheat oven to 190°C/ Gas 6.

For the pastry: Sieve flour, sugar and salt into a bowl, rub in butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in egg yolk and sufficient water to make a stiff dough. Knead until smooth, chill in the fridge.

Wash and zest lemon.Peel, core and slice cooking apples. Cook with 3 tablespoons of water until soft, add sugar and lemon zest, whisk to a purée and leave to cool. Grease pie dish. 

Roll out pastry, line dish with greaseproof paper. Fill with apple purée. Peel, quarter, core and slice the dessert apples evenly, arrange slices in overlapping circles. Bake for 20 minutes.

To make the glaze: Juice half the lemon, put apricot jam, water and lemon juice into a saucepan and stir over a gentle hear until thick. Sieve into a small bowl. Brush glaze over apples and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes. 

Serve hot or cold with cream, ice-cream or crème fraiche. 


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Fruit

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Entertaining, Family Dinners, Classics


Special Info
Nut free, Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty

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