French Apple Tart

Total Time
1hr 5mins
20 mins
45 mins

From Gourmet magazine. Normally I find their recipes very complicated, but this is so simple...

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  • For the tart

  • 1 pastry shells (homemade or store bought)
  • 6 apples, cored,sliced 1/8 " thick (golden delicious)
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cold,sliced thin
  • 12 cup apricot jam, heated and strained


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Arrange the apple slices decoratively on the pastry shell.
  3. Sprinkle sugar on top, dot with butter slices and bake in middle rack for 45 minutes, until the apple and shell are golden.
  4. Brush with heated apricot jam while tart is still hot.
  5. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
  6. Note: prep time doesn't include chill time for pastry dough if you decide to make that yourself.
Most Helpful

this was easier than i thought and so delicious, the apricot jam makes it!

1 5

I don't know whre I went wrong, but my tart was swimming in liquids. The crust sopping wet. Perhaps the apples it need a thickener? Corn starch? Won't make it again.

5 5

What a great easy recipe....I could have put another row of apples in it though...I used splenda for the sugar and it turned out fabulous...