This easy apple tart recipe looks fancy but can be made in no time with store-bought pie crust for a fast and delicious dessert. Makes a great statement for your next get-together or a nice contribution to the party.
So many apple dessert recipes. These days you can find apples in the grocery store all year round. This simple apple tart looks fancy but it's easy because you can make it with any kind of apples and ready-made pie crust.
If you want you can refer to this list of best apples for baking but I don't think it matters. In this case, I used McIntosh apples. However, I often I'll use Granny Smith apples as my "go-to" for baking.
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I did use a mandolin to slice the apples evenly and thinly. You could probably do this yourself but the mandoline makes it so easy and you can find a simple plastic one like mine for less than $20. I also love to use it for scalloped potatoes or potatoes au gratin.
Making an Easy Apple Tart
Buy pre-made pie crust at the grocery store. It usually comes in two or more so you might want to make two tarts or save the other crust for another recipe.
Set the dough in a large greased baking dish. It doesn't have to be oval.
Next, take a fork and press along the edges, and poke some holes in the bottom to prevent any large bubbles while baking.
Make any pattern you like with your apples. That's the decorative part.
For added flavor make a sauce from butter and cinnamon to pour all over the apples.
Sprinkle with coarse sugar, regular sugar, or skip the sugar. It will still be good.
Bake it for 1 hour but check around a little more than the halfway point (40 mins) to see if the edges are getting too browned. If so, cover them with bits of foil before finishing the baking process.
Like any good apple pie type recipe, this tart tastes great ala mode with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. However, it tastes pretty great on its own too.
More Fancy Desserts
- 1 ready made refrigerator pie crust
- 4 - 6 apples
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon coarse sugar (optional)
- Place the pie crust in a greased pan.
- Crimp edges and poke holes in the bottom with a fork.
- Refrigerate while cutting apples.
- Cut apples into quarters.
- Peel the skin and remove the core and seeds.
- Use a mandolin to create very thin slices.
- Squeeze some lemon juice (1/2 a lemon) over apple slices.
- Arrange apple slices all over the pie crust.
- In a small bowl combine melted butter with cinnamon.
- Pour cinnamon butter mixture all over apples.
- Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
- Bake for 1 hour in a 350 degree oven.
- Check around 30-40 to see if the edges are getting too brown. If so, cover edges with a bit of foil for the remainder of the time.
- Cool and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
You can use any kind of apple you want or a mix of apples.
If you have a favorite pie crust recipe feel free to use it instead of the store bought variety.
If you don't have a mandolin you can try cutting very thin slices of apples with a sharp knife.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g
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