Normandy French Apple Tart
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This recipe is from Monet's Palate and is copyright by Aileen Boardman, Derek Hall, and Gibbs Smith Publishers.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Serves: 4 tarts
  • 4 squares or sheets prepared puff pastry
  • 4 large golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • Calvados or applejack
  • 6 tablespoons (40g) powdered sugar
  • Crème fraîche
  1. Preheat 400F (200C).
  2. Cute each puff pastry into an 8- to 9-inch (20 cm to 23 cm) circle and set on a non-stick baking sheet; discard scraps or reserve for another use (My note: I used a 9-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper.)
  3. Sprinkle apple slices with a little Calvados and toss to coat.
  4. Arrange apple slices in concentric circles from the outside of the pastry to the center.
  5. Bake 10 minutes.
  6. Dust each tart with 1½ tablespoons powdered sugar and continue baking until apples are tender and gently browned, 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Increase heat to broil and broil until apples are caramelized, 2 to 3 minutes; do not burn.
  8. Drizzle each tart with a little Calvados.
  9. Serve immediately with dollop of crème fraîche.
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