tarte au pomme…

January 20, 2009

French apple tart is my favorite kind of “apple pie.”  the thinly sliced apples make it not too heavy, but still full of flavor.  my mother got this recipe while living in france, and it’s been a staple in our family over the years.  so, i’m excited to share it with you!  it’s a simple dish to make, but it looks like it took hours and hours to make.
{tarte aux pommes- french apple tarte}
make 1 recipe of this pate brisee [dough] recipe from martha stewart
* prepare as directed and roll out to a 9″ tarte pan and poke some holes with a fork.
filling ingredients
4-5 medium to large golden delicious apples, thinly sliced
1/2- 1 cup applesauce
2 tbs butter cut into small pieces
1-2 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup apricot preserves
2 tbs water
spoon applesauce onto tarte and spread a thin layer.  mix together sugar and cinnamon and spread half of the mixture over the applesauce.  start layering apples in a nice pattern over the applesauce.  sprinkle the remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture over the apples.  place butter pieces on top of the apples.
bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until apples are golden and dough is cooked. *check halfway to see if edges of dough is too brown or starting to burn.  if so take some alluminium foil and line the edges so the showing dough edges will not burn.
meanwhile place apricot preserves and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil then put on low stirring.  place the apricot preserves through a sieve or strainer to get out any large pieces.  take the remaining smooth mixture and keep heated on low until pie is ready.
remove pie when ready and with a pastry brush, brush the apricot glaze over the top of all the apples for a nice flavor and shine.  let the glaze set for about 15 minutes then serve with french vanilla ice cream.

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