Apple custard tart


Apple custard tart
You may well know the classic Parisian custard tart (or "flan"), traditionally vanilla-flavoured. Here is an apple version, with extra apple flavour as the custard is made with apple juice. This is topped with delicious caramelized apple slices.
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Last modified on: July 26th 2020

For 1 tart, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Apple custard tart : Photo of step #1

The pastry case

Roll out 300 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) and line an 8-inch (20 cm) tin or mould, following these tips.

Put to wait in the fridge.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Apple custard tart : Photo of step #2

The apple garnish

Peel 2 apples and cut into even slices.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Melt 30 g butter in a small frying pan on high heat, then add 30 g caster sugar.

Add the apple slices...

Stage 4 - 7 min.
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...and caramelize on both sides.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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The custard filling

Put 150 g egg and 50 g caster sugar into a bowl and mix. Add 70 g cornflour and mix again.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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Pour 600 ml apple juice and 300 g liquid cream into a saucepan on medium heat. Mix and heat until it starts to simmer.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Pour the hot liquid into the egg mixture, mix well...

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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...and return to the pan, pouring through a fine strainer.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Put back on low heat and whisk gently but constantly until the mixture thickens slightly.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Finish by adding 50 g butter and give the custard a quick whizz with a stick blender for a smooth texture.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
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Assemble the tart

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Take the pastry case out of the fridge and trim off any overhanging pastry around the edge.

Stage 12 - 2 min.
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Pour the apple custard into the tart case.

Stage 13 - 4 min.
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Arrange the caramelized apple slices in a rosette.

Stage 14 - 40 min.
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Baking

Bake for 30-40 minutes.

Stage 15 - 1 hour
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Leave to cool, then refrigerate for a good hour before removing the tin or mould.

Remarks

For the best result, use a slightly sharp apple juice, ideally freshly pressed.

If your apple juice is on the sweet side, you can add a little lemon juice.

The tart can be glazed after baking, once it has cooled, but this is not essential.

Keeping:

2 or 3 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,201 Kcal or 17,589 Kj58 gr379 gr272 gr
210 %22 %36 %41 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
217 Kcal or 909 Kj3 gr20 gr14 gr
11 %1 %2 %2 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,201 Kcal or 17,589 Kj58 gr379 gr272 gr
210 %22 %36 %41 %
% 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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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Apple juiceApple juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Apple confectioner's custard, Apple paste, Mulled apple juice, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chestnut mousse in a whipper , Creamy risotto with diced vegetables and flax seeds, Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble, Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce , Artichoke hearts forestier , ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, How to roll out pastry for a tart, Tatin apple diplomat tart, Simple maple-syrup tart, Bounty-style tart for Alison, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fish in a seed crust, Elsa's Comtoise galette, Rémoulade dressing, Lime crémeux, Finger biscuits, ... All

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