French Apple Tart

Recipe by Tinkerbell
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 1 tart




  • Sift flour into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add chilled pieces of butter and rub the butter into the flour with your fingers until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Add the 2 Tablespoons of sugar.
  • Mix in the beaten egg yolk and enough of the 1-2 Tablespoons of cold water to make a ball of dough. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Peel, core and slice the cooking apples.
  • In large skillet melt the 1 Tablespoon of butter and stir in sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon.
  • Add the sliced apples and saute over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 7-10 minutes, or until the apples are soft.
  • Gently mash the apples with the back of a spatula or spoon and continue to cook and stir til most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat.
  • Roll dough int a big circle, about 1 inch thick, on a floured board.
  • Line an 8 inch tart pan with the pastry. Prick it with a fork and trim the edges with a knife. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Spoon the cooked apple into the pastry shell.
  • Slice the eating apples and arrange them in circkles on top of the cooked apple.
  • Mix the apricot preserves with the hot water and brush over the sliced apples to glaze them.
  • Bake tart for 30 minutes.
  • Serve slices of tart either hot or cold with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.