Apple Custard Tart

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 40m
Ready In

Recipe: #26805

July 29, 2017

Categories: Desserts, Pies


Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (150.3 g)
  • Calories 190.7
  • Total Fat - 7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 68.1 mg
  • Sodium - 29.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 24.4 g
  • Protein - 3.1 g
  • Calcium - 39 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Prick the bottom of the shell and chill for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Step 3

Line the unbaked pastry shell with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Step 4

Fill tart pan with pie weights or beans, making sure the weights are to the top of the pan and evenly distributed over the entire surface.

Step 5

Bake crust for 20 to 25 minutes until crust is dry and lightly browned.

Step 6

Remove weights and cool crust on wire rack.

Step 7

In a small saucepan heat the apricot preserves until boiling.

Step 8

Remove from heat and strain to get rid of lumps. Add the Cognac

Step 9

When cool, spread a thin layer of warm apricot glaze over the bottom and sides of the tart.

Step 10

Let the glaze dry between 20 - 30 minutes.

Step 11

In a large bowl whisk the flour and sugar together.

Step 12

Mix in the eggs and stir with a wooden spoon to make a smooth paste.

Step 13

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the half-and-half until it just starts to boil and the cream foams up.

Step 14

Remove from heat and gradually whisk into the egg mixture, stirring constantly.

Step 15

Whisk in the Apple Brandy.

Step 16

Add vanilla now and set this mixture aside while you prepare the apples.

Step 17

Peel, core, and slice the apples into 1/4 inch thick slices.

Step 18

Melt the 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat and stir in the 2 - 4 tablespoons sugar.

Step 19

Add the apples and sauté until they begin to soften, approximately 5 - 10 minutes. Set the cooked apples aside.

Step 20

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Step 21

Arrange the apple wedges in concentric circles on top of the cooled and glazed tart shell. Carefully pour the custard over the apples to just below the top of the tart pan

Step 22

Sprinkle lightly with the Cinnamon Sugar.

Step 23

Place tart pan on a larger baking sheet to make it easier to remove from oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the custard has set.

Step 24

Place the tart under the broiler in the oven just long enough to caramelize the sugar. To prevent the edges of the tart shell from over-browning, you can cover them with a thin piece of aluminum foil or pie shields.

Step 25

Serve with softly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.