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French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

Francoise's Kitchen
French Apple Tart filled with a homemade apple sauce and top with thin slices of apples is the perfect dessert to start the season of fall. It is simple, light, flavorful, and elegant.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people


  • 1 1 tart pan (11 inches)


  • 1 homemade pie crust or from the store
  • 7 apples (gala or golden delicious)
  • 50 g sugar
  • juice from half of a lemon
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 20 g butter
  • cinnamon


  • To make the apple sauce, take four apples. Peel, cut into fourths, and core them.  
  • Put them in a sauce pan with the juice from half of a lemon, sugar, cinnamon (put what quantity you like), and 50 ml of water.  Cover and let cook for 25 min. Remove any liquid if you need to and mash with a fork. Let it cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, unroll the pie crust and precisely fit it in a tart pan (11 inches). Poke the dough all over with a fork. Then put the pie in the fridge.
  • In a sauce pan, heat honey, butter, and a little bit of cinnamon until everything is melted. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Take the last three apples. Peel them. To have regular slices, cut one side of the apple as closely as possible to the core. Do the same with the three other sides. Then slice every piece of apple very thinly.
    French Apple Tart
  • Remove tart from the freezer ,and with a spoon evenly spread the apple sauce all over the tart.
    French Apple Tart
  • Put the apple slices in a circle, overlapping them on the applesauce.
    French Apple Tart
  • Put in the oven. After 15 min. brush the tart with the mixture of honey, butter, and cinnamon. Cook for additional 15 min. After cooking, you can brush the tart again.
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