French Apple Puff Pastry Tart (Inspired by Barefoot Contessa)

Friday, December 19, 2008

French Apple Tart
French Apple Tart

I was inspired by Ina Garten's recipe for French Apple Tart in her new book, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics. She has an interview here and describes the tart. She presents a pastry dough recipe...but there is also a note that says you can use frozen puff pastry instead! I went that route!

French Apple Tart
Here is one sheet of Trader Joe's all-butter Puff Pastry (thawed) with sliced granny smith apples. Ina lays the apples in a different pattern, but it is close to this.

French Apple Tart
After layering the apples, I dotted the top with butter, sugar and some orange zest.

French Apple Tart
After baking at 425 for 30-40 minutes, I brushed on some warmed apricot jam. Next time, I'll strain the jam so it isn't so thick. Easy and delicious.

Trader Joe's Puff Pastry (one sheet)
4 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut thin
1/4 c sugar
3 T butter (cold), cut into little pieces
2-3 T apricot jam with a little water to thin out
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Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

mmm that looks amazing!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

This looks wonderful! I'm a big apple lover and my mouth is watering!

CB said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I am obsessed with puff pastry b/c of Ina Garten (dang her!!) but my grocery store doesn't have it so I'll have to check out TJs for it next time I go!

kat said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so fabulous

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, this looks incredible. I am a new lover of frozen puff pastry thanks to Ina as well. I am totally going to go that route when I make this (and I WILL make this!!!!)

J.L. Danger said... [Reply to comment]

Trader Joes huh? I had no idea. Thanks for the inadvertent tip!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I miss trader joes! I think my local gourmet store only carries the "expensive" all-butter puff pastry. This looks so pretty, I'm tempted to buy that and try it soon. I love apple tarts.

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

I really need to try that TJ's pastry! Looks good! :)

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

That is one gorgeous Tart :o)

Lori said... [Reply to comment]

It certainly looks delicious. One of these days I will buy puff pastry!

Shari said... [Reply to comment]

I love the free-form nature of this tart!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

It looks soooo delicious and quite easy too!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This really looks amazing.... = ) YUM!!!! you did a fab job!

Fit Chick said... [Reply to comment]

Didn't know TJ's had all butter puff pastry, thanks for the info. I bought 2 boxes today and will make your tart, it looks delicious.

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