Serves 6

Preparation:  30 min.

Baking: 30 min

Rest: 20 min

For the sweet crust:

  • 250g / ½ lb. bread flour
  • 125g / ¼ lb salted butter at room temperature
  • 125g / ¼ lb. powdered sugar
  • a pinch of salt

For the filling:

  •  5 nice apples
  • 2 tbls sugar
  • 2 tbls Bordier buckwheat butter
  • 1 vanilla pod


  1. Prepare the sweet crust dough with the flour, the butter diced into small pieces, the salt and the sugar. Add half a glass of water and knead into a ball. Let rest 20 minutes.
  2. Prepare some apple sauce: cut the apples into small pieces and mix with the sugar, a bit of water, and the vanilla pod split down the middle. Cook over a low heat for about 15 minutes, then blitz the apple sauce in your blender.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / gas mark 6.
  4. Roll out the crust out and line a tarte pan with it, pricking the crust with a fork. Spread a layer of apple sauce over the crust.
  5. Slice the 3 other apples finely and arrange them attractively on top of the apple sauce.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar and place top with small pieces of diced buckwheat butter.
  7. Bake at 200°C / 400°F / gas mark 6 for around 30 minutes.

Our tip:  You can replace the salted butter with buckwheat butter for a fuller taste.