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Rustic Apple Tart

Updated: Nov 17, 2019

This easy Rustic Apple Tart is the perfect dessert when entertaining during the holidays or using up some of those freshly picked apples. It is easy and delicious. A mixture of apples is used along with favorite spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to create a scrumptious and comforting apple tart. This is perfect any time of day...even breakfast.

Ingredients for Rustic Apple Tart:

2 Granny Smith apples

2 Braeburn apples

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 lemon, zested

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 egg + 1 teaspoon milk, lightly beaten

1-2 tablespoons of Raw/Turbinado sugar

Pie Crust:

Feel free to make your favorite crust recipe.


Use Pre-made pie dough purchased from the market.

You will also need some Parchment paper, a cookie sheet, rolling pin and a pastry brush.

Time-Saving Tip: I think purchasing your own pie crust is a huge time saver. That's what I did.

Now let's see what we need.

It's time to bake!

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and adjust the rack to be in the middle of the oven.

If you made your own pie dough now is the time to take it out of the refrigerator and get rolling. Since I used a pre-made pie crust, I will be providing directions with this in mind.

I used Pillsbury, which can be found in the dairy section of your local supermarket. There are two individually wrapped rolled crusts in the box. You only need one for this recipe. The other one should be left in the refrigerator or even frozen for later use.

Even though I have a pastry board island in my kitchen, I still like to place Parchment paper on the surface. It makes it so easy to transport the pastry to the baking pan and clean up is a breeze! Place a large enough piece of Parchment paper to cover the surface and hold your dough. Carefully, unroll the pie crust. Gently roll it out so it is roughly 14 inches in diameter. You won't need any flour. This will only take a minute. Slide the Parchment paper and crust onto the cookie sheet. Set aside. Now move onto the filling.

The apples need to be cleaned, peeled and cored. Once this is done cut each apple into eight pieces. Remember, this is a rustic tart so the pieces do not have to be perfect. Just do your best to keep them equal in size. This way all of the apples will bake evenly. Add the apples to the bowl and toss with the lemon juice and the lemon zest.

Add the rest of ingredients to the apples except for the raw sugar, egg, and milk. Toss all of the ingredients together so the apples are coated well. Slide the parchment paper and pie crust onto the cookie sheet. Pour the apple mixture into the center of the dough. Move the filling around a bit to even it out and then fold up the sides of the dough around the apples. Brush the dough with the egg and milk mixture and then sprinkle the pie crust with the raw sugar. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until done. The tart should be golden brown and the filling should be bubbling.

It's ready! Let cool a bit before cutting. Feel free to serve with some ice cream or whip cream. This tart is so good I'm sure this is a recipe you will be making often.



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