Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)

Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
The French semelle is a flat rectangular tart with a base of puff pastry. In this version, a layer of stewed apple is spread on the pastry, then topped with finely-sliced fruit.
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Last modified on: October 28th 2011

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35 min.10 min.20 min.1 hour 5 min.
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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
Preheat the oven to 220°C (430°F).

Roll out 0 kg 7 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) and cut into rectangles of about 8 x 15 cm (3.5 x 4 inches), then prick all over.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
Spread an even layer of stewed apple on each piece of pastry, leaving a band around the edge bare.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
Peel the apples, then slice and arrange on top of the stewed apple.

Stage 4 - 20 min.
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
Bake for about 20 minutes.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
When cooled, glaze the tops of the semelles using a brush (not essential, but more attractive).

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
Serve on their own, or with a little chantilly (whipped cream) or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Instead of apples, you can use pears, pineapple, or any other fruit of your choice.
A few hours in the fridge, protected by plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,901 Kcal or 12,146 Kj107 gr1,221 gr691 gr
145 %41 %115 %105 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
223 Kcal or 934 Kj8 gr94 gr53 gr
11 %3 %9 %8 %
Per flat tarts
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
290 Kcal or 1,214 Kj11 gr122 gr69 gr
15 %4 %12 %10 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 10 flats tarts : 2.26 €
  • Per flat tarts : 0.23 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie, Yvetot Douillons, Mini lemon millefeuilles, Thin spinach and potato tart, Strawberry feuilleté, ... All
Stewed apple (compote)Stewed apple (compote): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Linzer torte, Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins, Apple and pear tart, Apple amandine tarts from Brélès, Cochelin d'Evreux, ... All
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Caramelised apple custards, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies, Apple and almond gratin, Apple custard tart, ... All
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