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Basic French Apple tart - -5/8/10


Back to basic! When I don't have a lot of time to bake, the French apple tart is usually what I will choose to bake.  It is easy and fairly fast to bake.  This tart is great for dessert and it is also good for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee.  When there is any leftovers, I am always looking forward to eat it for breakfast!

If you go to France, you will find this tart in any Boulangeries (bakeries).  This French tart is really popular with adults and kids alike


Close look at Apple Tart.


Preparation work..


1 sheet of frozen store bought puff pastry

2 Fuji apples

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon butter

3/4 cup store bought apple sauce

Take a sheet of frozen puff pastry and leave it out at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes or until it has soften a bit and can be roll out.  Here I am cutting the sheet into 2 pieces but you can leave it whole or cut it in any shape you like.  

Cut a few thin strips to form the border and then wet it with water so they stick together.

Put some pastry weights inside of the dough and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes. 

 Just enough time for the dough to puff up but not brown.  Remove it from the oven and remove the weights.

Here I am putting the dough in a mold but you do not have to.  

Put a layer of apple sauce inside the dough. 

Spread the sliced apples on top and sprinkle some sugar.

Add the cut butter on top of tart and put in it a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Remove it from the oven and let it cool down.  If you want the apples to be shinny you will need to heat up 2 tablespoons of apricot preserve with a bit of water and then put it trough a strainer, then brush it on top of the tart and serve. 

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