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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32 min.1 hour1 hour 5 min.2 hours 37 min.
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Keeping:

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

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.
Apple custard tart : Photo of step #3
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.
Apple custard tart : Photo of step #4
...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.
Apple custard tart : Photo of step #7
Pour the hot liquid into the egg mixture, mix well...

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Apple custard tart : Photo of step #8
...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.
Apple custard tart : Photo of step #10
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.
Apple custard tart : Photo of step #13
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
Apple custard tart : Photo of step #15
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.

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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Apple juiceApple juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Apple confectioner's custard, Mulled apple juice, Apple paste, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Flamiche, Celeriac in cream and mustard sauce, Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble, Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, Smoked eggs, ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Flaked almond tart, Lemon and grated apple tart, Strawberry tart, Citrus tart, Simple maple-syrup tart, ... All
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