French Apple Tart

by Edward Daniel

French Apple Tart
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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.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
  • Filling
  • 1.2kg cooking apples
  • 45g coconut oil
  • 4tbs filtered water
  • 100g unrefined raw sugar cane
  • lemon, zest and juice
  • 3tbs apricot jam
  • Pastry
  • 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
  1. Line a 10-inch flan round tin with butter.
  2. 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.
  3. Once the apple forms into a pulp, turn off the heat.
  4. 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.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  6. Gently use the hands, and place the pastry around the flan tin. Chill the pastry in a refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
  7. Add the sugar, lemon zest and juice and apricot jam to the applesauce.
  8. Prick the pastry and place in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  9. Top tip – pricking the dough, will prevent it from rising up too much.
  10. Take the pastry from the oven and spread the apple puree the pastry. Gently smooth the puree.
  11. Place and layer the slices of eating apple on top of the apple puree.
  12. 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.
  13. Place the flan in the oven for 25 minutes.
  14. Serve the French Apple Tart with vegan cream.





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