This classic French Apple Tart (Tarte aux Pommes) gives you a double dose of apples. It begins with a pre baked Sweet Pastry Crust (Pate Sucree) which has a wonderfully crisp texture and a sweet buttery flavor. Next, comes a layer of lightly sweetened apple sauce that is topped with artfully arranged apples slices. You will notice that the edges of the apples are beautifully caramelized and this is done by placing the baked tart briefly under the broiler (you can also use a handheld propane torch). The finishing touch is to glaze the apples with apricot preserves to give them an attractive sheen with the added bonus of keeping the apples wonderfully moist. I like to serve this French Apple Tart warm with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of softly whipped cream or creme fraiche.