This is from our friend in France. She makes the best Apple Tart. They live in La Bouilladisse in Provence.
I've learned so much from the way she cooks and I have many of her recipes. When we visit, I take Tex - Mex ingredients and we make some of our favorite Texas recipes. They love our food as much as we love theirs.
Tarte aux Pommes from Irene's Kitchen:
This recipe makes 2 Tarts.
I still have her original hand written and translated recipe. We had to convert everything from metric measurements when we got home. My wife has made it often and it's one of our family's favorite dessert recipes.
This is a rough draft and experience will help to make this Tart.
My wife has figured it out!
3/4 C Sugar
1 Stick (8TBS) Butter, melted.
2 C + 2 TBS Flour
1 packet of Vanilla Sugar (2tsp) I buy it at World Market or our local German Deli.
1 Packet (2tsp) Baking Powder
1/2 C Whole Milk
Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl.
Spread it out in 2 Tart Pans.
8 Apples, Peeled, cored and sliced.
The Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Mix well in a bowl.
Fan the Apple Slices over the batter.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Make the Topping.
2 Packets of Vanilla Sugar
3/4 C Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 sticks of Butter, cold and cubed.
1 1/4 C Flour
Mix well in a bowl and crumble over the apples.
Bake for 50 minutes.
Check to make sure it doesn't burn.
Peace in the Kitchen!