Traditional French Tarte aux Pommes

Guess what? You might not believe this but this is Travelling Flavour’s 100th post. In 18 months, I’ve posted quite a few recipes, my travelling experiences, music that I listen to and recently started a new series Pasta Monday. I’d say that a 100 post in 18 months is pretty reasonable. My main goal is to post regularly, minimum three times a week, and to have my readers come back to discover new recipes over and over again. For today’s 100th post I’m going back to my roots. French dessert!

_MG_6616_MG_6619_MG_6620_MG_6622In my opinion, every French person should know how to make this traditional French tarte aux pommes. It is a dessert that every French person should ace without a doubt. My grand-mothers make this tarte. My parents make this tarte. I make it and will teach my children to make it too. It’s a tradition, and a delicious one too! And I’m sorry for all those that prefer American and Dutch apple pies, but the French tarte aux pommes is just better. It is more refined. Typically French! Simply delicious! A perfect dessert for all of your family Sunday lunches. And this can be whipped up in less than an hour!

1 pâte feuilletée (puff pastry)
– 4 apples (type: jumani)
250 ml of milk
– 2 eggs
– 2.5 tbsp of crystal sugar

– Pre-heat oven to 180°C
– Roll out the the pâte feuilletée in a quiche/pie mold and prick with a fork all over
– Cut the apples in four, peal and then make small slices cutting length wise
– Arrange the apple slices in an overlapping outer circle. Use the largest apple slices for the outer circle, and the smallest apple slices for the inner circle
– Bake for 15 to 20 minutes
– In the meantime make the flan. Beat the milk, the eggs and the two and half tablespoons of crystal sugar
– Pour the flan over the pie, and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes

Enjoy this traditional French tarte aux pommes lukewarm!

Note: for all of my Dutch readers, you can buy puff pastry at your local supermarket. They come in rectangular and not in circle. You can make your tarte aux pommes rectangular if you like, but don’t hesitate to roll it out into a circle. You can also enjoy the tarte aux pommes without the flan. This is an Alsacian tradition, and how we make it in Alsace!