Lunch · Mains · Starters

Tarte with Apple and Goat Cheese

For some reason this post was long in the making … but I finally completed it and here it is. It’s one of the recipes I picked up in France (of course). I simply love it, it’s delicious, a crowd pleaser and something very very French…. can be served as an appetizer or main. I added a picture of me to this recipe that my father took on our trip to France, me in a beautiful French cottage, cooking because what else would I be doing !



(Serves 4)

1 bought pie crust or 1 homemade páte brisée (I use Julia Childs recipe or Marianne’s pie crust recipe)

1 goat cheese sliced (camembert)

1 apple thinly sliced

200 g crème  fraîche

2 eggs

125 g bacon bits

1/2 Tbsp of butter

1 small sprig of rosemary (chopped finely)


  • Preheat the oven to 190ºC (375ºF), grease the tarte pan with butter.
  • Cook the bacon bits in a frying pan until crispy and golden.
  • Put the pie crust into the tarte pan and mold it to the shape of the pan with your fingers (do not remove the excess crust)
  • Next, put the bacon into the pan with the crust, then arrange the cheese and sliced apple on top of that.
  • Beat the crème freîche and eggs together in a separate bowl, season to taste, then pour it into the crust with the other ingredients. Use the excess pastry to cover the sides (see picture).
  • Put the tarte in the oven and bake for 45 min.
  • Once you take it out of the oven, sprinkle it with rosemary and drizzle honey over the top.
  • Serve with a fresh summer salad.




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