Apple Tart (Tarte aux Pommes)

A classic french pie I love doing because it’s tasty and easy to do. Plus it doesn’t require too much sugar & butter which makes it even better!

Apple Tart (Tarte aux Pommes) - The Beginner's Cookbook Recipe
Apple Tart (Tarte aux Pommes) – The Beginner’s Cookbook Recipe

What you need:

  • A knife and a chopping board
  • A pie plate (tart tin)
  • A pot
  • A potato masher if you have one or a fork will do (to make the compote)

Ingredients for 6 persons:

  • Shortcrust pastry
  • 6 to 8 apples depending on their size
  • 30 gr butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100 ml water

Before you Start:

  • Peel 4 to 5 apples and remove the hard part in the middle. Cut them into chunks.
  • Peel 2 to 3 apples and remove the hard part in the middle. Slice them finely.

Ready to go?

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C
  • Make the apple compote:
    • Melt 10 grams of butter in the pot on medium-high heat.
    • Then add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and stir for a couple of minutes.
    • Add the apple chunks and stir for 5 minutes.
    • Add the water and let it cook for 10 minutes on medium low heat.
    • When the apple chunks are soft either use a potato masher or a fork to make the compote.
    • Taste and add more sugar if needed.
  • Make the tart:
    • Unroll the pastry sheet in the pie plate.
    • Trim the edges and prick pastry with a fork.
    • Fill the bottom with the apple compote.
    • Add the apple slices on top.
    • Add a bit of butter on top .
    • Sprinkle a tablespoon of brown sugar so it caramelizes in the oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

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