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Baked Apple Tart with Cinnamon


Apple tart is made from the sweetness of fresh apples! Throw in autumn’s favorite spice- cinnamon, and some simple pantry ingredients. I found that an Apple Tart is much easier to make than it looks.

Apple tart slice picked up with a fork and apples in the background.

Homey, sweet, and the perfect treat: that’s how I’d describe this apple tart. Do you go apple picking in the fall? We have several farms nearby and just like the pumpkin patch, picking apples makes a great fall activity with the kids. Especially since this apple tart comes afterwards!

Curl up with a cup of tea or coffee and this apple tart. It brings warm comfort when the chilly weather comes. This easy dessert recipe is delicious with a scoop of ice cream!

Key Ingredients

baked apple tart with cinnamon ingredients with labels- apples, cinnamon, salt, egg, water, butter, brown sugar, and flour.

For the pastry crust, you will need:

Flour: Unbleached all-purpose flour, and sifted.

Sugar: Light brown sugar, it makes a difference.

Salt: Just 1/2 a tsp.

Butter: Only unsalted.

Egg: Just the yolk.

Spices: My autumn favorite- Cinnamon.

and water.

For the apple filling, you will need:

Apples

Cinnamon

Butter

Brown sugar

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make a Baked Apple Tart with Cinnamon

Step 1: Prepare the dry ingredients

Sift flour grind into a bowl. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add softened butter and mix with a fork until everything is evenly mixed. It will look like crumbs.

Dry ingredients for apple tart in a white bowl.

Step 2: Make the dough

Add the egg yolk and water. The dough should be elastic. Form a ball, wrap in cling foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 3: Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Step 4: Slice apples

Wash your apples, remove the core and slice into thin slices.

Sliced apples on a wooden cutting board with a knife.

Step 5: Cook the apples

Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add sugar and wait until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add sliced apples, cinnamon and stir the apples a little with a wooden spatula. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. They should release a little juice, but remain firm inside.

Apple tart filling in a skillet.

Step 6: Roll out the dough

Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out between two sheets of waxed parchment. Roll out until it becomes the size of a baking dish plus the sides. I used a 10 inch dish.

Rolled out dough for apple tart on parchment paper with a wooden rolling pin.

Step 7: Press the tart crust

Place the rolled dough in a baking dish. Gently press dough down into the dish so that it lines the bottom and sides of the dish. Trim the edge with a knife or kitchen scissors. 

A baking tray lined with dough for apple tart.

Step 8: Add the apples

Place caramelized apples into the crust. Optionally you can arrange fresh apple slices over the filling, sprinkling them with brown sugar and some cinnamon.

Unbaked apple tart in a baking tray.

Step 9: Bake

Bake for 45 min. Let cool completely before serving.

Apple tart on parchment paper.

Expert Tips:

  • Line the dough evenly at the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan. It will prevent any leakage of the filling.
  • Preheat the oven fully before placing the tart in. A hot oven helps in achieving a crisp crust.
  • Allow the tart to cool completely before slicing. This allows the filling to set and makes slicing easier.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store apple tart?

Store apple tart on the counter, covered for 2-3 days the most. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to a week, but the taste will not hold up like a fresh apple tart.

Which apples are best for apple tart?

For apple variety, Jonagold or honeycrisp apples are the best choice. They both hold well in the oven and have the sweetness you want in an apple tart.

Can I use other fruit instead of apples?

Yes, you can! That’s the beauty of this recipe. Fresh peaches or pears also work well but for the ultimate fall flavors.

An apple pie tart with a slice cut out and apples in the back.

Enjoy some more sweet recipes from the blog:

Other recipes to bake with apples!

If you tried this Apple Tart or any other recipe on my website, please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how you enjoyed it in the📝 comments below. I love hearing from you!

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Baked Apple Tart with Cinnamon

Made with the sweetness of apples with simple pantry staple ingredients.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Nut Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
refrigerate: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings8 people
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Ingredients

Crust

  • cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 large yolk
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 2-3 Tbsp water

Apple Filling

  • 6 apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar

Instructions

  • Sift flour grind into a bowl. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add softened butter and mix with a fork until everything is evenly mixed. It will look like crumbs.
    1 Tbsp brown sugar, ½ tsp salt, ⅔ cup butter,, 1 pinch cinnamon, 2½ cups flour
    dry-ingredients-for-apple-tart-in-a-white-bowl
  • Add the egg yolk and water. The dough should be elastic. Form a ball, wrap in cling foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    1 large yolk, 2-3 Tbsp water
    dough-for-apple-tart-wrapped-in-plastic-on-a-wooden-board
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Wash your apples, remove the core and slice.
    apple-slices-on-a-wooden-board-with-a-knife
  • Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add sugar and wait until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add sliced apples, cinnamon and stir the apples a little with a wooden spatula. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. They should release a little juice, but remain firm inside.
    6 apples, 2 Tbsp butter,, 2 Tbsp light brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon
    apples-in-a-skillet
  • Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out between two sheets of waxed parchment. Roll out until it becomes the size of a baking dish plus the sides. I used a 10 inch dish.
    dough-for-apple-tart-under-parchment-paper-and-a-rolling-pin
  • Place the rolled dough in a baking dish. Gently press dough down into the dish so that it lines the bottom and sides of the dish. Trim the edge with a knife or kitchen scissors. 
    dough-for-apple-tart-in-a-baking-tray
  • Place caramelized apples into the crust. Optionally you can arrange fresh apple slices over the filling, sprinkling them with brown sugar and some cinnamon.
    1 Tbsp brown sugar, 1 pinch cinnamon
    unbaked-apple-tart-in-a-baking-tray
  • Bake for 45 min. Let cool completely before serving.
    apple-tart-in-a-baking-tray

Notes

For apple variety, Jonagold or honeycrisp apples are the best choice. They both hold well in the oven and have the sweetness you want in an apple tart. 

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 667IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
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