Alsatian apple tart

Alsatian apple tart
This tart from France's Alsace region has a sweet pastry (or sweetcrust) case, filled with raw apple slices and a light vanilla egg-custard mixture, then baked.
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Last modified on: July 15th 2018

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1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Alsatian apple tart : Photo of step #1
Roll out 250 g Sweet pastry.

Line a tart ring 8 inches (22 cm) in diameter.

Refrigerate until needed.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Prepare the custard filling by whisking together 50 ml milk, 50 g liquid cream, 100 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar and 80 g egg.

Leave to rest in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 3 - 7 min.
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Peel 500 g apples, cut into quarters, then again into eighths (more or less slices).

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Take the pastry case out of the fridge and trim off any surplus pastry to neaten around the edge.

Impottant: check that there are no holes in the pastry, or the filling will run out onto the baking sheet during cooking.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Arrange the apple slices in the case...

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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...and pour the filling around them.

Put in the oven immediately.

Stage 7
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If you have any left over pastry, apple and filling, use these up by making mini tarts.

Stage 8 - 25 min.
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Bake for about 35 minutes, then leave to cool in a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.


For a richer version, reduce the quantity of milk and increase the cream.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,063 Kcal or 4,451 Kj16 gr182 gr32 gr
53 %6 %17 %5 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
102 Kcal or 427 Kj1 gr18 gr3 gr
5 %1 %2 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Based on a recipe from the INBP (French professional bakery institute).

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This recipe uses (among others)
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), Autumn apple and plum crumble pie, Tart Tatin, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, ... All
Sweet pastrySweet pastry: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lime meringue tart, Tarte Normande, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: New tiramisu, Pitta bread, Kugelhof for Nanou, Melon with port sorbet, Moist chocolate cake, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rabbit terrine, Soufflée omelette with cheese, Mayonnaise, Vegetable clafoutis, Spinach and Comté Loaf, ... All

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