A mixture of yummy apple compote and fresh, tart apple slices give this delicious dessert it's distinctive flavour.

Here’s how to cook an easy-peasy French Apple Tart for 8 in no time:


  1. A sheet of ready-made puff pastry
  2. 100g apple compote, or sweet apple sauce if you can't find apple compote
  3. 6 apples (Cox or Granny Smith), peeled, quartered and cored
  4. 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  5. 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  6. 40g butter, cubed
  7. 1 egg yolk, beaten
  8. Apricot Jam
  9. HOW TO:

    1. Preheat the oven to 200C and roll out your puff pastry on a clean work surface. Lay your pastry over a tart tin, mold to the shape, and crimp the edges of your pastry. Trim the excess pastry (but leave a little height as puff pastry cases tend to drop a little). Chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
    2. Remove the pastry from the fridge and spread the apple compote all over the base of pastry, leaving a small border at the edge.
    3. Peel and deseed the apples and cut thin slices for the top decoration. Toss the slices with the cinnamon and brown sugar.
    4. Start placing them on top of the apple compote, fanning them out and working from the outside in to ensure the entire tart is covered. The apples should overlap each other. Use the largest slices on the outside and place the smallest slices in the middle of the tart.
    5. Once all the apples have been laid out, take some apricot jam and heat for 30 seconds or so until it is runny. Brush over the apple slices to create a glaze and then dot the cubed butter on top.
    6. Brush the available pastry with the beaten egg and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

    Et voila, You’re done! Make sure to serve your tart with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and eat warm for a delicious, simple dessert.

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