Vasco’s Apple Tart

Vasco’s Apple Tart

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"My son’s favorite desert! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream... "
Easy 👌
45 min
40 min
30 min


56¼ g
42½ g
¾ tbsp
Iced water
¼ tbsp
caster sugar
egg yolk
3 apples of different colors
50 g
apricot jam
Amaretti biscuits
¼ tbsp
Icing sugar


sieve, plastic wrap, 23 cm ceramic pastry case, rolling pin, fine mesh sieve

  • Step 1/ 15

    • 42½ g butter
    • ¾ tbsp Iced water

    Dice butter and place in freezer (along with a teacup of water!)

  • Step 2/ 15

    • 56¼ g flour
    • tsp salt
    • sieve

    Sift flour and salt into a large bowl

  • Step 3/ 15

    Rub the butter into the flour with the tip of your fingers, until all the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

  • Step 4/ 15

    Add sugar and mix with a fork

  • Step 5/ 15

    Whisk the egg yolk with the iced water and sprinkle over the mixture. Mix briefly with a fork, pressing lightly to unite the “breadcrumbs”... then use your hand to form a ball of dough.

  • Step 6/ 15

    • plastic wrap

    Wrap the ball of dough in plastic film and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

  • Step 7/ 15

    • 23 cm ceramic pastry case

    Meanwhile grease and flour a ceramic pastry case.

  • Step 8/ 15

    Wash the apples and cut them into thin wedges. Put aside

  • Step 9/ 15

    When you take the pastry dough out of the fridge, preheat your oven at 190 degrees

  • Step 10/ 15

    • rolling pin

    Roll out the dough and line the pastry case. Pinch throughout the whole of its bottom with a fork.

  • Step 11/ 15

    Set aside 3 tablespoons of theapricot jam and use the rest to spoon over the bottom of the pastry case. Crush the amaretti biscuits over the jam.

  • Step 12/ 15

    Place the apple wedges over the jam in concentric circles.

  • Step 13/ 15

    Bring together the brandy and the remaining 3 tablespoons of jam, by mixing over low heat. Spoon over the apples.

  • Step 14/ 15

    Put the tart in the oven and cook for 40 minutes

  • Step 15/ 15

    • Icing sugar
    • fine mesh sieve

    Sift a little icing sugar over the top before serving!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Vasco’s Apple Tart


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