I’ve baked oodles of apple tarts…some galettes, some on puff pastry, some very similar to this one. This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie is hosted by my friend, Gaye, from Laws of the Kitchen. The recipe for this French Apple Tart can be found on her blog as well as in the cookbook Baking with Julia on page 379-381. I stocked up on Granny Smith apples and used part of them to make a chunky applesauce with a touch of cinnamon. It was this sauce layer that made this version stand out from the rest…and it’s apparently quite traditional. And what apple lover can resist a double dose of apples. Then slices were tossed in lemon juice were artfully arranged to produce a tart whose beauty matches its taste.
I varied my apple design to make it a little different from my other tarts, added a touch of sugar to the crust, and baked a few minutes longer to get a bit of color on my topping. But it was delicious and comforting…on a Sunday evening when the winter winds were howling and the temperatures were plummeting. Perfect way to end a nice weekend. Please visit Gaye to check out the recipe.