French apple pie has nothing to do with its American patriotic cousin from the Vermont state. In France we call apple pie: “Tarte aux pommes” and it is more of a tart than a pie. The difference is that a pie usually has another layer covering the filling, while tarts leave it open. It is a classic, every French family has its own grandma recipe and there are many variations: Tarte aux pommes, Tarte Tatin, Tarte Normande etc… To vary you can also make different tart crust like pâte brisée, pâte feuilletée, pâte sablée etc…
Tarts are a popular staple in French household both sweet and savory from Tarte aux oignons , Tarte aux champignons to Tarte au citron. There are hundreds of variety of tart recipes with vegetables, cheeses, meats and of course fruits!
Today we’ll enjoy a simple tarte aux pommes courtesy of this YouTube video ( one of my favorite and easiest recipe )
100 g butter
80 g brown sugar
Choose your favorite “pâte ” or pie crust recipe
A vos tartes !