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French apple tart

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Telma Guerreiro | Once Upon a Pan


  • 7 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 sheet of ready-made puff pastry 230g
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • Sugar and cinnamon as needed, to sprinkle


  • Preheat the oven - 180C
  • Wash, peel and cut 4 apples in small pieces.
  • Place the apple pieces in a pan and add the sugar and the water.
  • Let it cook over medium heat mixing occasionally.
  • When the apples are reduced to jam, remove from the heat. Do not worry if you still have some whole pieces.
  • Roll the puff pastry into a tart pan (with or without removable bottom) and prickle it with a fork to prevent it from swelling.
  • Spread the apple jam over the pastry.
  • Wash, peel and cut the remaining apples in thin half-moon slices.
  • Place them on top of the jam making circles around the pan ending in the center.
  • Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top of the apples to help it to caramelize.
  • Bake for 30 mins. Serve still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.


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