Apple Pie Tart

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Apple Pie Tart is the perfect blend of a classic apple pie and a fancy French tart; however, this tart is a rustic version that could not be simpler and quicker to bake
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Apple Pie Tart

Apple Pie Tart is the perfect blend of a classic apple pie and a fancy French tart; however, this tart is a rustic version that could not be simpler and quicker to bake.

Apple Pie Tart

This Apple Pie Tart is a rustic apple tart. It does not require a tart pan or precise rolling out. It is a true rustic dessert. That is part of its charm, but it also makes it quick and easy for you to create.

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What We Love About This Apple Pie Tart Recipe

New varieties of apples are being created every year plus some classic varieties are being rediscovered. Find out about all the different varieties and what they are used for here.

  • 30 Minute Bake: The recipe takes 30 minutes to bake and when it is in the oven, everyone’s mouths will be watering.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge. This is a true easy recipe.
  • Family Friendly: The smell alone will get your family excited but add a tablespoon or two of vanilla ice cream and they will be sold.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or lower in calorie.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: I doubt that there will be any but if there is, this recipe will be good for several days.
Side view of the dessert.

Ingredient Notes for Apple Tarts

  • Flour: All Purpose Flour.
  • Butter: The butter should be unsalted and cold. You will also need some of the unsalted butter for the filling.
  • Shortening: A blend of shortening and butter make a wonderful crust.
  • Salt: You can add the amount that you like, which is why the butter has no salt, try a nice kosher salt.
  • Apples: 4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced.
  • Brown Sugar: Light brown sugar or dark brown sugar.
  • Cinnamon: To season the apples and give it that extra something.
  • Nutmeg: This is also a beautiful warm spice for the tart.
Ingredients to make the tart. Apple and seasoning.

Equipment Needed for Apple Tart Easy Recipe

How to Make Rustic Apple Tarts

These are the basic steps for making apple pie tarts. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: DOUGH

First, combine flour, butter, shortening and salt in a food processor and then slowly drizzle in ice water, Pulse until a dough form into a ball. Remove pie crust and divide into two equal parts and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

STEP 2: APPLE PIE FILLING

Next, combine the apples, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl.

STEP 3: ROLL AND FILL

Then roll out one disc of refrigerated pastry to about 10″ in diameter. Transfer pastry to a parchment lined baking sheet. Pour apple mixture into middle of pastry, leaving about 1 inch around the entire circle. Fold up the edges around the filling.

STEP 4: BAKE

Brush edge of pastry and filling with melted butter. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and apples have softened. Allow tart to cool slightly before removing from baking sheet to a wire rack.

Prep and Storage Tips for Apple Pie Tart

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can make the dough up to four days in advance and keep in an airtight container.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store any leftover tart in an airtight container or wrapped well with plastic wrap or foil.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This apple tart recipe will last for several months in the freezer. Wrap well or store in an airtight container.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Place the frozen apple tart on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 to twenty minutes. Be sure to watch carefully as it might take less time depending on the thickness.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT TYPE OF APPLE TO USE FOR THIS TART?

A firm apple is best, good examples are Braeburn, Honeycrisp, granny smith apples are all great examples. Try not to use a soft apple such as golden delicious.

HOW THICK SHOULD THE SLICE OF APPLE BE FOR THE APPLE PIE TART?

The apple slices should be between one fourth and one half an inch thick, find out more information here.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, this recipe is easy to make more or even to make a smaller tart.

HOW TO KEEP APPLE SLICES FROM TURING BROWN?

Coat the apples in a little lemon juice after you peel.

Close up of the apple tart.

Expert Tips for Making This Apple Tart Easy Recipe

  • Add Apricot Jam: Brush the top of your tart with a little apricot preserves to achieve a glossy glaze finish to your tart. Or brush with an egg wash.
  • Short cut tip: Cheat and use store bough pie dough from the grocery store.
  • Variation tip: Add a few peach slices or blueberries to your apple tart.
  • Alternate ingredient: Sprinkle the top of your tart with a little sugar, a few tablespoons of the sugar will make a sweet finish.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Cook in the air fryer at 350 for roughly ten minutes.
  • Flour: Sprinkle flour on your work surface before rolling out your dough to keep it from sticking.

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Apple Pie Tart

Apple Pie Tart

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Apple Pie Tart is the perfect blend of a classic apple pie and a fancy French tart; however, this tart is a rustic version that could not be simpler and quicker to bake
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Ingredients

  • Crust Ingredients:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 12 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • Filling:
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions

  • Combine flour, butter, shortening and salt in a food processor.
  • Slowly drizzle in ice water.
  • Pulse in food processor until dough forms a ball.
  • Remove dough from processor, divide into two equal parts and wrap each in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Apple Filling Ingredients:
  • Combine apples, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Roll out one disc of refrigerated pastry to about 10″ in diameter. It doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, imperfections make it more rustic.
  • Transfer pastry to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Pour apple mixture into middle of pastry, leaving about 1 inch around the entire circle.
  • Fold up the edges around the filling.
  • Brush edge of pastry and filling with melted butter.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and apples have softened.
  • Allow tart to cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Apricot Jam: Brush the top of your tart with a little apricot preserves to achieve a glossy glaze finish to your tart. Or brush with an egg wash.
  • Short cut tip: Cheat and use store bough pie dough from the grocery store.
  • Variation tip: Add a few peach slices or blueberries to your apple tart.
  • Alternate ingredient: Sprinkle the top of your tart with a little sugar, a few tablespoons of the sugar will make a sweet finish.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Cook in the air fryer at 350 for roughly ten minutes.
  • Flour: Sprinkle flour on your work surface before rolling out your dough to keep it from sticking.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 662IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fall

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