Harvest Apple Tart

by | Payton's Pastries

     One of my favorite desserts is this apple tart that I am going to share with you this month. This particular recipe is literally one of the best things I have ever tasted.

This dessert also has a lot of meaning for me because it is probably the first thing that I made for people out of my immediate family that wasn’t out of a box of brownies!  I consider this the start of my “baking career”. I made this amazing apple tart for Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ house. My cousins who were down here for college were over, and they snarfed it down!

I recently made it again for a girls’ Bible study, and it was a huge hit. It got put in the teachers’ lounge the next day, and I got even more compliments on it!  To sum up my past with this recipe, I haven’t heard anything but good about this dessert.

     This apple tart is the perfect dessert for any kind of fall gathering. The recipe is from Delish, a great website that I have gotten so many great recipes from.

I did find that there wasn’t quite enough dough, so I am tweaking the recipe so that you guys will have enough when you make it.

You can also add different kinds of preserves to the top to give it a little gloss that looks really pretty.

Apple Tart Recipe


For the Filling

  • 5 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Apple Tart (13)
Apple Tart (12)

For the Crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 15 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes
  • Melted apricot preserves



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, toss apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt together.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add melted butter and stir until dough forms. Press mixture into a 10” or 11” tart pan with a removable bottom, pressing until dough is smooth.

Apple Tart (16)
Apple Tart (17)

3. Arrange apples over crust, sprinkle with granulated sugar ad dot top with butter. Bake until crust is golden and apples are tender, about one hour.

4.  Brush with melted apricot preserves and let cool slightly before slicing and serving.

There are a few things that you might want to get before doing this dessert. One very helpful tool is a lemon juicer. It makes juicing those lemons a lot easier. I love using mine for all of my desserts that require lemon juice.

Also be sure you use tart pans that have removable bottoms. It makes trying to get the tart out of the pan a lot easier!

This tart is one of the best fall desserts ever! I hope that you guys enjoy this as much as I do. This will wow all of your guests and leave them with some amazing fall notes in their mouth.

Have fun making this dessert, and I hope that your taste-testers enjoy this apple tart as much as mine did!


Happy Baking,



Pin It on Pinterest

Share This