Ina Garten's recipes never fail me. I recently made this foolproof French Apple Tart for Friday night company, and to say my guests were impressed is an understatement. Served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, this tart is the perfect dessert - simple, rustic, and delicious.
Slice three large Granny Smith Apples into 1/4-inch slices and arrange diagonally on rolled out pastry dough.
Sprinkle apples with 1/2 cup of sugar. Dot with 4 tbsps unsalted butter.
Tip: The apple juices and sugars will ooze out and burn on the pan. But have no fear! The bottom of the tart will be fine. Just learn from my mistake and make sure to bake the tart on parchment as opposed to directly on the pan. While the tart is still very warm, generously brush warmed apricot jam or jelly.