French Apple Tart
95 mins (prep 50, cooking 45)
15 ingredients
12 servings
This recipe comes from I found it in a search for the best apple tart on the web and I think this is it! [quote]"Whatever the fruit, its harvest time is our signal that the fruit is at its optimum flavor. Apples are no exception. Although apples do store well, their texture and flavor is still superior when first picked. Please take the opportunity, if you have an apple orchard nearby, to try locally grown varieties. Once you taste a freshly picked apple with good texture and flavor, you will no longer be satisfied with the poor selection we are faced with at our grocery stores. So although this recipe suggests using Granny Smith apples, you can substitute any firm apple that will keep its shape when baked. Some suggestions of locally grown apples that I use are Mutsu Golden, Rome, Stayman Winesap, Jonagold and Jonathan. This tart's flavor will depend on the type of apples used. You may want to try using two or even three different varieties for a more complex flavor. Unlike the American's flaky pie crust that contains shortening, this tart uses the classic European Pate Sucree which is a sweet pastry crust made with butter and an egg. This gives the crust a rich sweet buttery flavor and its cookie like crumb is perfect with fruit desserts. You can, however, make this tart using Pate Brisee or the pre baked pie crust of your choice. Tarts are open faced (no top crust), made in a shallow tart pan that has straight, fluted sides and a removable bottom. Unlike pies that are served directly from the pan they are baked in, tarts are unmolded and served with only their pastry shells as support.[/quote] . This is a recipe for an occasion when only the finest will do.

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Serving Size (51.43 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 217.37 Calories from Fat 100.53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.17g 206.2%
Saturated Fat 6.99g 419.34%
Trans Fat 0.44g %
Cholesterol 29.15mg 116.58%
Sodium 30.14mg 15.07%
Total Carbohydrate 28.26g 113.03%
Dietary Fiber 0.51 g 24.43%
Sugars 14.18 g %
Protein 1.8g 43.28%
Vitamin A 359.6IU% Vitamin C 0.87mg%
Calcium 8.87mg% Iron 0.79mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large egg, granny smith apples, firm, freshly grated lemon zest, confectioners' sugar