Our French Apple Tart Recipe For Spring

What is a French Apple Tart?

A French Apple Tart is a classic dessert that combines the sweetness of apples with a flaky pastry crust. It is a delicious and elegant treat that can be enjoyed on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

French Apple Tarts are typically made with tart apples, such as Granny Smith or Braeburn. These apples have a crisp texture and a tart flavour that pairs well with the sweetness of brown sugar and cinnamon. The tart can be made with any type of apples, however. If you prefer a sweeter tart, you can use sweeter apples, such as Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious.



  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 large Gala apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to a 12-inch circle.
  3. Transfer the pastry to a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom.
  4. In a large bowl, gently toss together the apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
  5. Layer the apple mixture into the prepared tart crust. Make sure the pieces overlap slightly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown.
  7. Remove from pan immediately and let cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy this delicious French Apple Tart with your family and friends. It's the perfect dessert for any occasion!

Here are some tips for making a French Apple Tart:

  • Use tart apples for the best flavour.
  • Don't overcrowd the tart with apples. The apples should be able to overlap slightly, but not too much.
  • Bake the tart until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown.
  • Let the tart cool slightly before serving. This will help the juices from the apples to thicken and the tart to hold its shape.

With these tips, you'll be sure to make a delicious and impressive French Apple Tart that everyone will love!