Dessert Recipes

French Apple Tart

A dessert to celebrate Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Make this French Apple Tart recipe to celebrate the feast day of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Click the button below if you would like to learn more about this saint and why we celebrate her feast day.


  • 4 sheets frozen Puff Pastry, thawed
  • ½ cup Cinnamon Applesauce
  • 3 Gala Apples
  • 2 Tablespoons Turbinado Sugar
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • ½ cup Apricot Jam
  • 2 Tablespoons Water

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut four 5 inch circles from the thawed pastry, then lightly score with a ½ inch border. Prick inside the border with a fork several times and lay pastry rounds on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. 
  3. Spread applesauce over the inner circles of the pastry rounds.
  4. Peel, core and halve apples, then cut into thin slices.
  5. Starting from the outside, arrange apple slices over the applesauce in a circular pattern, slightly overlapping, finishing with the smaller pieces of apple in the center.
  6. Sprinkle sugar over the apple and brush the pastry border with the beaten egg.
  7. Bake the tarts in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden and apples have softened.
  8. Place the jam in a small saucepan over low heat with 2 tablespoons of water. Warm gently.
  9. Brush the warm tarts with the jam glaze.

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