Apple Tart

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Time for recipe #2 from my Julia Child weekend: Apple Tart (Tart Aux Pommes).  This was my first time making a tart of any kind and I’d say it was a success.  My tart shell didn’t turn out super pretty, but it tasted darn good…so who cares?  The apple tart is a wonderful fall treat, you must try it!

Apple Tart                          Print Recipe Here

From Julia Child

For 8 People


For a 9-to 10 inch shell:

1 1/3 cups flour
3– 7 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon double action baking powder
7 tablespoons fat: 5 Tb chilled butter and
2 tablespoons chilled vegetable shortening
1 egg beaten with 1 tsp. water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Tart:

A 10-inch partially cooked pastry shell
4 pounds firm cooking apples
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup apricot preserves, forced through a sieve
1/4 cup apple brandy…

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