I might be biased because I have a huge sweet tooth, but this rustic French apple tart is everything. It’s not my own recipe, so I can’t take credit for it myself (thanks, Williams Sonoma), but it’s so good that I literally have to make multiple tarts every time I make it (mostly for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas) because it’s just so incredible.
While I’m always one for an apple dessert, what makes this tart so amazing is its flakey, buttery crust, which is lined with a thin layer of frangipane, a sweet almond paste (think a sweeter version of marzipan). A few tips–make sure that you layer your apple slices as thinly as possible so that you can layer more in. The more, the better!
For the crust, I recommend investing in some higher quality butter (French or Irish is my favorite) and to take their recommendation to use parchment paper and pie weights, which ensure that the crust bakes evenly across. From someone who made the mistake of not using anything the first time and ended up with a burnt crust, I can assure you it makes a huge difference!
Commentary aside, this dessert is absolutely phenomenal. Make some for your friends or family for the next major holiday or event –or, just because– but make sure to make an extra, just in case. You won’t be sorry!