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

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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
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.
Keeping
2 or 3 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,375 Kcal or 18,317 Kj61 gr394 gr284 gr
219 %23 %37 %43 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
226 Kcal or 946 Kj3 gr20 gr15 gr
11 %1 %2 %2 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,375 Kcal or 18,317 Kj61 gr394 gr284 gr
219 %23 %37 %43 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 tart : 5.86 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
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: Baked eggs with chicken and spinach, Green beans "Napoléon", Flamiche, Crème de foie gras, Fillets of sole Dieppoise, ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to make a good pastry tart case , Lemon and grated apple tart, Pistachio custard tart, Bounty-style tart for Alison, Rhubarb tart, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate sweetcrust pastry, Liège waffles, Prune Far, Mushroom and artichoke omelette, Quiche filling mixture, ... All
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