Apple Tart

Whisking Wolf
by Whisking Wolf
8 servings
50 min

Give your rolling pin the day off and try this delicious Apple Tart with Press-In Crust. Made with simple ingredients, this fuss-free apple tart is a fall favorite.

I like to put things in writing. This past week I’ve penned a to-do list, a to-don’t list and a resignation letter to my boss. And, since there’s no such thing as a coincidence, all 3 are intricately connected. Finding a new job topped my to-do list and staying at my current job was a to-don’t (thus, the need for the resignation letter). Basically, I cancelled my job like my gym membership and I couldn’t be happier to not be working or working out.

Sadly, my jubilation is only temporary: I eat too many desserts to stop exercising and I can’t afford desserts without a job. Life is cruel that way. Luckily, I’ve already found another company willing to finance my food addiction. No, it’s not my dream job taste-testing pies for the Pioneer Woman, but it’s still a pretty sweet position. And since I’m no longer working 65 hours a week, I have plenty of time to make my own pies.

Then again, I’m too lazy to make a real pie. Lacking the patience for dough rolling and crimping, today I’m opting for a tart with press-in crust. And since I’m already taking the easy way out with the dough, the filling may as well follow suit. That’s why I’m cramming as many sliced apples into the crust as possible and topping them with nothing but cinnamon, sugar and butter.

The beauty of this dessert is that comes together with a no-roll crust and 4-ingredient filling. It’s homemade without the hard work. So whether you’re having a last minute sugar craving or a take-this-job-and-shove it celebration, this Apple Tart is a quick fix treat to satisfy any need.

Before sharing the Apple Tart recipe, here are some tips and tricks to help you out:

Ingredient Tips

Crisp apples with tender skins like Honey Crisp, work best for this recipe. Granny Smith are not recommended because the skins are too tough.

Be sure to cool the melted butter before incorporating with the remaining crust ingredients.

Preparation Tips

My tart baked in a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom, but a 9-inch ceramic tart pan or a 9-inch pie plate can be substituted.

How to Store Apple Tart

To store, cover tart tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 3 days.

Can You Freeze an Apple Tart?

Yes, you can freeze this apple tart up to 3 months. After baking and cooling completely, wrap tart tightly with plastic wrap then with aluminum foil and freeze. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

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Finally, if you like apple desserts then you’ll love this recipe for Jumbo Muffin Tin Apple Pies. Twice as nice as minis, these jumbo muffin tin pies are made with fresh, crisp apples and are perfect for fall.

Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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Tart Crust
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour unbleached
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt fine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract pure
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
Apple Filling
  • 4 -5 Honey Crisp apples
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Tart Crust
Add flour, brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract and melted butter to a mixing bowl then stir with a spoon until combined.
Press crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch tart pan with removeable bottom.
Place tart pan in the freezer for 30 minutes to allow crust time to set.
Apple Filling
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the side cheeks off apples then discard the cores.
Using a sharp knife, cut each apple cheek into thin, equally-sized apple slices. Keep slices together to maintain their cheek shape.
Remove tart pan from the freezer.
Arrange sliced apples onto the crust, one cheek at a time, until the tart pan is completely filled with apples.
Sprinkle granulated sugar onto apple slices.
Top apples with cubes of butter.
Sprinkle tart with cinnamon.
Bake approximately 35 minutes or until the apple slices are tender and the crust is golden brown.
Remove tart from oven and cool on a baking rack.
Slice and serve.
Cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 3 days
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  • Linda Linda on Sep 13, 2022

    This Is the perfect gourmet pie alternative🥧 It not only looks amazing, it tastes fantastic!!! I love the cookie-like crust, that is pressed into the tart pan and comes out buttery and delicious!!!