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Easy French Apple Tart

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This gorgeous and delicious French Apple Tart is a tribute to pure apple flavor. It is perfect for entertaining and pairs perfect with an afternoon cup of tea! This will be a recipe you make and remake for years to come! 

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


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  • One recipe of the Ultimate All Butter Pie Crust OR Grandma Rhea’s Vegan Pie Crust (follow instructions in recipe to partially blind bake the crust, use a 9″inch baking dish)
  • 4 medium apples, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (8 oz), applesauce (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 TBS butter, melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 TBS apple or apricot jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Set aside the partially blind baked pie crust in 9″ inch pan 
  3. In a small bowl combine the melted butter, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Mix well. Set aside.
  4. Spoon the applesauce in the bottom of the prepared blind baked pie crust. Cover bottom completely.
  5. Arrange the thinly sliced apples in a circular pattern around the pie dish. Starting with the outer edge, slightly overlapping the apple, and working towards the center of the pie.
  6. After apples are arranged us a pastry brush to cover the apples with the melted butter, lemon, and vanilla mixture
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the apples are golden brown. If the crust starts to brown too much cover the edges with tin foil. 
  8. After the tart is done baking, brush the top of apples with jam to make glossy.
  9. If desired, place the tart back in the oven on Broil for 2 minutes to brown the apples a little more. 
  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 35-40 min
  • Category: Sweet/ Dessert
  • Method: French
  • Cuisine: Italian/ French