French Apple Tart

An apple tart always pleases people of all ages, it is a classic and (almost) a guaranteed success. I would like to share with you a variation of the apple tart that I made for my grandfather's 83th birthday last week (I know it's not a traditional birthday cake, but it is his favorite).

This is an easy and quick recipe to make, you will just need few extra minutes than a "normal" apple tart to make the cream.

To make a 12" tart, you will need:
  • 1 shortcrust
  • 3 to 4 apples (depending on the size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 milliliters of crème fraîche
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes

Start by pre-heating your oven at 200 C (390 F).

Unroll your shortcrust and lay it in the pie pan.

Poke the crust with a fork to avoid the appearance of blisters or bumps during the baking, and place the crust aside.

Peel the apples and cut them in slices.

Place them on the crust.

Make sure your slices overlap and are packed in nice and tight, as the apple slices will shrink a little when cooked.

In a bowl, add the eggs, the crème fraîche, the sugar, and the vanilla sugar, and mix them together ...

... until the mixture becomes smooth and liquid.

Pour the mixture onto the apple pie.


Bake the pie for about 30 minutes, or until the top gets golden brown.

After the pie is done, let it sit outside for a bit to cool it down ...

... and it is now time to enjoy your dessert!

Note: I like to enjoy this pie warm, but it is as good cold ... so your choice ...

As with all the other recipes we put on this site, this is meant to be easy to follow. We are hobby chefs who love to cook, and we are always up for learning new techniques. If you know of anything in this recipe which can be done a different way, whether for increased ease of preparation or better taste, please add a comment below!

Whipped up by Charline Leblond

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