Apple Tart with Toasted Sesame Seeds
A sweet tart dough, nutty frangipane filling and toasted sesame seeds makes this apple tart recipe a winner and a must-try!
You guys my apples I picked a few weeks ago are all gone 🙁 OK, maybe it was a month ago so it makes sense, but still it was a LOT of apples. After several apple recipes over the past weeks, this apple tart cleaned the bags. I didn’t even get to make an apple pie yet!! There was a brown sugar apple pie in last month’s bon appetit I’ve been dying to try but never got around to it. Oh well, I’ll just have to buy another 5lbs for that 🙂
Talking about things I’ve been dying to try >> this apple tart with toasted sesame seeds. Last fall, the hubs and I went to Montreal on a weekend trip. It was a great road trip and nice to get away from our little town. Only 4 hours away, we had a great time in this francophone city. Of course, we hit up LOTS of bakeries and one of them we went to had an apple tart with sesame seeds on it. I was immediately intrigued by the flavor combo but was not convinced enough to try it (plus there were way too many pastries to try). So I chucked it to the back of my head to recreate at some point when I get home. A year later, I finally did! And I am so glad I did because apples + toasted sesame seeds is a great flavor profile. The sweet and tart apples combined with crispy toasted sesame seeds is wonderful.
For this tart, I started with a sweet tart dough (adapted from Baking Chez Moi) and made an almond frangipane filling to coat the bottom of the crust (great great idea because oh my…explosion of nutty flavor in it!). I left my apples pretty simple because I didn’t want spices taking over and just topped them with turbinado sugar and butter. The sweet dough, nutty frangipane filling and warm baked apples makes this my new favorite way to have apples. You need to try it folks! Be adventurous and throw some toasted sesame seeds on your next apple tart. (FYI: even my picky father-in-law loved this tart.)
Sweet tart dough (adapted from baking chez moi)
For Frangipane Filling:
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