French Apple Tart
This French apple tart or Tarte aux Pommes, has a classic appearance in a spiral pattern. It has two layers of apples, one with flavoured applesauce and the other with sautéed apple slices.
Author: Edward Daniel
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
- 1.2kg cooking apples
- 45g coconut oil
- 4tbs filtered water
- 100g unrefined raw sugar cane
- lemon, zest and juice
- 3tbs apricot jam
- 250g plain flour, gluten-free
- 125g coconut oil
- 125g unrefined raw sugar cane
- 1tsb apple sauce – removed from pulp below
- For the glaze
- 4 eating apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2tbs apricot jam
- 2tbs filtered water, hot
- Line a 10-inch flan round tin with butter.
- In a large non-stick saucepan, gently cook the apples with the butter and water – until the apple forms a pulp. This will take about 30 minutes.
- Once the apple forms into a pulp, turn off the heat.
- Make the pastry by mixing the flour and sugar with the butter until it forms bread crumbs. Take one tablespoon of the applesauce. Kneed the pastry into a dough.
- Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
- Gently use the hands, and place the pastry around the flan tin. Chill the pastry in a refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
- Add the sugar, lemon zest and juice and apricot jam to the applesauce.
- Prick the pastry and place in the oven for about 10 minutes.
- Top tip – pricking the dough, will prevent it from rising up too much.
- Take the pastry from the oven and spread the apple puree the pastry. Gently smooth the puree.
- Place and layer the slices of eating apple on top of the apple puree.
- Melt the sugar in the tablespoon of water and couple of tablespoons of jam. Using a pastry brush, glaze the sugar over the eating apples.
- Place the flan in the oven for 25 minutes.
- Serve the French Apple Tart with vegan cream.