Monday, October 23, 2017

Tarte aux pommes

Now that it's feeling like fall again, I decided to make an apple tart. The supermarket had some nice looking Gala Reine des reinettes apples on Friday, so I picked up a few. On Sunday morning I made my standard pie crust and blind-baked it. Then I mixed a small amount of ground cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg into some white sugar and dusted the empty shell with it before peeling, coring, and slicing the apples. Once the apples were laid into the shell, I sprinkled a little more of the sugar mixture on them before baking it all in a hot oven (200ºC or 390ºF) for about twenty-five minutes.

The crust was crisp and flaky, and the apples were perfectly done.

After the pie was out of the oven, I glazed it with some of Ken's home-made plum jam. It turned out great, being the first apple tart I've made this season. I'm sure it won't be the last one. And there is plenty left for when Ken gets home tomorrow.


  1. Now that's a "welcome home"-pie!

  2. I love it when you bake. I notice that the French recipes rarely call for cinnamon like Americans do, but they usually coat the bottom of the crust with ground almonds or almond paste. I good either way. :)

  3. You do make a beautiful pie!

  4. Yes, you do make a beautiful pie! And what a nice welcome-home tarte this will be for Ken :)
    Happy 8-month birthday to Tasha :)

  5. Beee-utiful! Your "won't power" is admirable; at our house, that pie would be gone by nightfall.

  6. Un merveilleux plat de saison. Vive l'automne !


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