When I think about family meals, the first thing that comes to mind is my mom’s famous French apple tart. This simple and delicious recipe has been in my family for generations, and is a favorite among all of us. To make it, you just need a few basic ingredients and a bit of time. I love to make this tart at the weekend, when I have a bit more time to spend in the kitchen. The smell of the sweet apples and the buttery, crumbly crust is enough to make your mouth water!
This recipe is a great way to start your day, as it’s packed with nutrients and flavor. I usually serve it with a dollop of yogurt or a spoonful of honey for a touch of sweetness. Alternatively, you can enjoy a slice of this tart as a snack or dessert. It’s perfect for a special occasion or just a nice treat after dinner. No matter how you enjoy it, this tart is guaranteed to be a hit!
Tip: For a vegan-friendly version, substitute butter for vegan margarine or coconut oil.
Variations: For a more traditional French apple tart, add a tablespoon of brandy or a splash of rum to the filling.
Wellness French Apple Tart
- Mixing bowl, baking sheet, rolling pin, knife, pastry brush
- 3 apples, peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 0.25 teaspoon nutmeg
- 0.5 cup all-purpose flour
- 0.5 cup butter, cubed
- 0.25 cup cold water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a bowl, combine apples, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until apples are evenly coated.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour and butter. Use a pastry blender or your hands to combine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture forms a ball of dough.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until it is big enough to fit a 9 inch pie plate.
- Line the pie plate with the dough and trim any excess.
- Pour the apple mixture into the pie plate and spread evenly.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
- Allow to cool before serving.