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    French Apple Tart with Cinnamon (Tarte à l’Alsacienne)

    From picnics to a little treat after dinner, a French apple tart is a very versatile dessert.

    From picnics to a little treat after dinner, a French apple tart is a very versatile dessert. With golden pastry filled with a sweet apple sauce, this recipe is perfect when you’re craving everything sweet and savoury.

    Ingredients:

    For the pastry:

    • 125g unsalted butter, cold and cubed
    • 250g plain flour

    For the filling:

    • 4-5 medium gala apples
    • 50g flour
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 free range eggs
    • 100ml crème fraiche
    • 1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon
    • Icing sugar for decoration

    Step 1

    First, you’ll need to pre-heat your oven to 180-degrees. Whilst that’s heating up, put the flour and cold, cubed butter in a mixing bowl. Rub the butter and flour together with your fingers until it looks like breadcrumbs.

    Step 2

    Add a splash of water and combine the mixture so that it’s in one big ball. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    Step 3

    Roll out the dough into a large circle and place it into a 9-inch round flan dish. Then, cut off the excess pastry from around the edges

    Step 4

    Peel and slice the apples and place them neatly inside the pastry case.

    Step 5

    To create the filling, mix the flour, caster sugar, eggs, crème fraiche and cinnamon.

    Step 6

    Pour the mixture on top of the apples.

    Step 7

    Bake the tart in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

    Step 8

    Remove the tart from the oven and leave to stand in the dish until cool, then sieve icing sugar over the top for decoration, and enjoy!