Wednesday 28 October 2009

Tarte aux pommes (French Apple Tart)

Though once upon a time, apple was considered to be the forbidden one associated with sin and evil (Book of Genesis), today, this fruit has become one of those which can be consumed without moderation because of its nutritional facts and moreover let me remind the famous proverb “An apple a day keeps a doctor away” :)

But however, since I am a gourmet, naturally, I’m going to add some calories to this naturally delicious fruit by using it in this classic easy-to-do quick dessert / tea-time snack. Like each family might have their own recipe for the apple tarts, this is my favorite version (I mean the ideal version for a lazy bug like me) and for the one my son is a big fan, great me!!! lol.

Well, some people like the tart soft and some of them semi-firm and I am doubtlessly in the second category; I love the balance between the soft, sweet, slightly acidic flavor of the apples combined with the crunchy short crust pastry. Hope you’ll let me know how YOU like it :)


Ingredients:
4 apples (I used the “Golden” variety; Granny Smith would be great too)
125g sugar + 50g separately
230g short crust pastry
2 eggs
1Tbsp corn flour
200g fresh cream
1tsp cinnamon powder

Method:
Preheat oven to 210°C.

Prepare the pastry dough; homemade pastry will always be the best, in that case, place the dough on a slightly floured surface and roll it out to a circle according to the size of your tart pan.


Now, transfer the rolled dough to a greased / lined tart pan and center it. Press the bottom and the sides against the pan. Prick with a fork all over, and flute the edges. (I add a handful of semolina to avoid a soggy crust)

Wash, pat-dry, peel and deseed the apples. Cut them into fine slices.

Arrange the apple slices in an overlapping spiral pattern, by starting from the outer edge towards the center. Sprinkle 50g of sugar on top of the slices and bake for about 15 minutes.


In a bowl, beat the eggs along with 125g sugar until the sugar dissolves and add the corn flour followed by the fresh cream and stir it all together.


Remove the tart pan from the oven and pour the prepared egg/sugar mixture over the apples and bake it for another 15 minutes or until the edges of the tart is golden brown.

Sprinkle the cinnamon powder as soon as you remove from the oven. Cool the tart on a wire rack and serve it warm. Enjoy!!!!

35 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Looks very tempting....

Priya said...

Delicious, my fav...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

pasikuthu paathathume:)tempting recipe yarr

Sangeetha Subhash said...

i am a great apple lover, and i wished i was there ....lovely apple trat...looks great.Yum.:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Nice click!!!
tart looks excllnt and really yummy dea..!!!

Sanghi said...

How are you dear?? Tart looks really tempting..!;)

Soma Pradhan said...

Looking so delicious..Simply superb

Nithya said...

Looks absolutely tempting.. nice clicks too :)

ann said...

Super delicious dear..I love to have one piece.

kitchen queen said...

delicious and mouthwatering and the picture is beautiful.

Cham said...

Voila quelqu'un qui m'invite a diner! Ca fait des annees que j ai regale cette tarte :( Desolee pour les accents :(

Prathibha said...

Thats a nice dessert dear..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

wow,looks mouthwatering! Nice click,looks wonderful!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy tart

Suparna said...

hi v,
The tart looks perfect. Nice clicks as always.well presented recipe.

Vrinda said...

Lov apple desserts..looks crispy and delish...

Gulmohar said...

Fabulous...Feel like grabbing a piece :-)

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a really lovely tempting pic..looks so good and perfect

Parita said...

Deliciously inviting :-)

Preeti Kashyap said...

dont i love this tart! Awesome pics and great recipe!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Enna oru azhagana recipe. My favorite da . Bookmarking this. Wanna grab a piece now:)

Ashwini said...

i have never tried apple tart looks yumm

my kitchen said...

Looks tempting,want to taste it.Do visit my blog when u find time

Erica said...

That looks delicious!Great fall recipe.

Varsha Vipins said...

All your dishes are darn tempting Vino n this one is no exception..awesome look,I'd so love to try it ,but scared to use the puff pastry thinking of the amt of butter in it..lol..n the palak gosht also looks mighty temoting..:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh Vino, that a darn lovely way to eat apples I guess...love all the pictures...makes one tempting...apple tart, now I got to check it out in nearby gourmet stalls...

Sashi said...

Should be delicious, looks Tempting :)

phanitha said...

love apple pies...your recipe looks delicious

Tasnim said...

Hi!
I see that you do some french recipes, so i wonder are you french? Because i am! I also want to know what is called " all purpose flour" in french?
Thank you and your blog is great

Jean's Saappadu said...

Thank you to all for your appreciations!

Hi Tasnim,

I am an Indian but I have the french nationality too! As I live in France, I appreciate very much both Indian as well as the French Gastronomy.

As far as "the all purpose flour", it's nothing but the farine de blé ordinaire (type 55) and thank you very much for the comment :) Je vous souhaite une bonne journée!

Jean's Saappadu said...

Thank you to all for your appreciations!

Hi Tasnim,

I am an Indian but I have the french nationality too! As I live in France, I appreciate very much both Indian as well as the French Gastronomy.

As far as the "all purpose flour" is concerned, it's nothing but the farine de blé ordinaire (type 55) and thank you very much for the comment :) Je vous souhaite une bonne journée!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks too good! Looks store bought actually! Great job...

Ammu said...

Looks delicious & yummy :)

Padhu said...

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Ally said...

absolutely tempting and the color is so divine! do check out my blog http://recipesfortheverydaywoman.blogspot.com

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