Apple tart - Tarte aux pommes

Tags: dessert, made, tart
Edited: 2011/04/09
. 11 steps
pastry   Spread sauce in pastry shell. Cover with a neat closely overlapping layer of sliced apples arranged in concentric circles. Bake in moderately hot oven 30 minutes, or until sliced apples have browned slightly and are tender
140g flour Make sweet shortcrust pastry, cook partially
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
pinch salt
115g butter
4-5 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sugar Toss
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1.8kg lb crisp apples Peel, quarter, core 340g in even 3mm slices
900g roughly sliced   Cook in covered pan 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender
70ml apricot jam sieved   Boil, stirring, until sauce forms a thick mass
70ml Calvados, rum or cognac
115g sugar
40g butter
glaze   Slide tart onto serving dish, spoon over glaze
140ml apricot jam   heat gently then sieve, to get 140ml
2 tablespoons sugar   stir over moderately high heat 2-3 minutes, or until thick enough to coat spoon with a light film
Serve with cream or creme fraiche