Lemon and grated apple tart


Lemon and grated apple tart
You'll be amazed by the flavour of this tart, it's so distinctive and well-balanced.

The apples are grated, rather than sliced, to mix well with the lemon juice and zest. The result is an exceptional tart (yes, really!).
20,8623.7/5 for 9 ratings
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Last modified on: September 29th 2019

For 1 tart, you will need:

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52 min.50 min.1 hour 42 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #1
Melt 80 g butter in a small pan over low heat.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #2
Zest 2 lemons into a bowl.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #3
Squeeze the lemon juice and keep this handy.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #4
Peel 1 kg 250 g apple.

Stage 5
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #5
Coarsly grate the apples...

Stage 6 - 15 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #6
...and add to the bowl, drizzling lemon juice over each time to prevent the apple oxidizing and turning brown.

Prepare all the apples like this.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #7
Pour any remaining lemon juice in with the apples. Add 100 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar and the melted butter.

Mix well.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #8
Break 2 eggs into a high-sided container and whisk for a few seconds to liquify.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #9
Pour the eggs into the bowl...

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #10
...and mix again thoroughly.

Your tart filling mixture is ready.

Stage 11 - 10 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #11
Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Use 300 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) to line a 9-inch (22 cm) tart tin or mould, following the tips here.

Stage 12 - 3 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #12
Fill the pastry case with the apple filling.

Stage 13 - 45 min.
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #13
Bake for about 45 minutes.

Do watch towards the end of cooking to make sure that the top of the tart doesn't burn. If the top looks cooked before the underneath is done, cover the tart with a sheet of aluminium foil.

Stage 14
Lemon and grated apple tart : Photo of step #14
Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Serve cold or warm.

Remarks

For a more rustic touch, leave the apples unpeeled. Just rinse them well, then grate with the skins on. You can use shortcrust pastry instead of sweetcrust.

The combination of apples and lemon tends to give off quite a lot of juice so, if you are using a dessert ring, do watch out for this leaking onto the baking sheet.

Keeping:

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

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,366 Kcal or 14,093 Kj40 gr409 gr177 gr
168 %16 %39 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
160 Kcal or 670 Kj2 gr19 gr8 gr
8 %1 %2 %1 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,366 Kcal or 14,093 Kj40 gr409 gr177 gr
168 %16 %39 %27 %
% 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

Based on one of Patrick's recipes, who I hope will forgive my adaptation.

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Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bounty-style tart for Alison, Tarte Bourdaloue, Rhubarb tart, Chocolate tart, Pear tart with almond cream, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Vanilla sugar, Comtoise apple charlotte, Corsican tarts, Soft fruits in sabayon, Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tart Tatin, Salmon "en papillote" with small vegetables, French custard tart, Breton sablé biscuit dough, Rosemary steamed fish, ... All

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