Apple Tart

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Apple Tart Apple Tart

Cook Time: 1 hour 18 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons sour cream

About 6 medium apples, peeled, pitted, and sliced
3 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup apricot preserves or jelly
1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
Mint, for garnish
Whipped topping, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

To make the crust:

Place the flour, butter, and sour cream in a food processor and pulse to combine. When the dough has formed a ball, pat with lightly floured hands into the bottom and sides of an ungreased 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom and 1/2-inch sides, or a round au gratin dish. Bake for about 18 minutes, until the crust is set but not browned. Let cool while preparing the filling. 

Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

To make the filling:

Peel and thickly slice the apples. Arrange the apple slices in overlapping circles on top of the crust, until it’s completely covered. Overfill the crust, as apples will shrink during cooking. 

Combine the egg yolks, sour cream, sugar, and flour and beat until smooth. Pour the mixture over the apples. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour, until the custard sets and is pale golden in color. Cover with an aluminum foil tent if the crust gets too dark. Transfer the tart pan to a wire rack to cool. When cool, remove the side wall of the pan.

To make the glaze:

Combine the preserves or jelly and orange juice. Spread with a pastry brush over the top of the warm tart. Serve the tart warm, at room temperature or chilled. Garnish with fresh mint.

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Reader Comments:


This tart recipe is perfect. The crust turns out deliciously, the filling is just right not too sweet just perfect. My family loves this recipe I make it all the time. Definitely a family favorite.

By Jennifer Hogeback on January 29, 2014


Iprepared this tart one day and it was very very good. Love Paula Deen!!

By Andrea Simmons on June 30, 2012


I make this apple tart all the time my husband and I just love it I have given this reciept to alot of people and they all love it to it is very easy to make try it and I will bet you will make it all the time too.

By Diane on October 07, 2011

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