Rustic apple tart

rustic apple tart
rustic apple tart

this is a pretty freeform, rustic apple tart recipe that is more art than science. in the fall, come apple season, easy rustic tarts are a quick way to celebrate and use up your apples that you got apple picking. make this apple tart anytime you have a ton of apples!

Rustic apple tart

how to make a freeform apple tart

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Make your pate brisee. Pulse in a food processor butter, flour, a pinch of salt, and a few tablespoons of ice-cold water until crumbly. Form into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and stick in the freezer while you prep the apples.
  • Peel your apples and slice them in half vertically, so you have two half-moons of apple slices. Keep them neat and intact. 
  • In a small bowl, mix together dry spices/sugar together.
  • Roll out your dough to 1/2″ thick, and drape it over your tart pans, leaving about 1″ of overhang.
  • Nicely place your apple slices on top of the dough. Squeeze lemon juice over apples evenly, then dust the sugar/spice mixture on top.
  • Fold the overhanging dough over the edges – brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 400 for ~30 min

what is the best tart pan for making an apple tart?

i used these 14×4″ tart pans, but you can totally use any tart pan you want. consider this more an art than a science!

what’s the best apple peeler for baking?

I love and recommend this apple peeler!

rustic apple tart

rustic apple tart

Mimi Newman
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Pie/Tart
Cuisine French
Servings 5 -6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 disc of pate brisee
  • 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cups of cold water
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 stick of butter very cold
  • 8-10 small tart apples
  • 1/2 c of sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of cloves, 1 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1 egg stirred

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Make your pate brisee. Pulse in a food processor butter, flour, a pinch of salt, and a few tablespoons of ice-cold water until crumbly. Form into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and stick in the freezer while you prep the apples.
  • Peel your apples and  slice them in half vertically, so you have two half moons of apple slices. Keep them neat and intact. I love this apple peeler!
  • In a small bowl, mix together dry spices/sugar together.
  • Roll out your dough to 1/2" thick, and drape it over your tart pans, leaving about 1" of overhang.
  • Nicely place your apple slices on top of the dough. Squeeze lemon juice over apples evenly, then dust the sugar/spice mixture on top.
  • Fold the overhanging dough over the edges - brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 400 for ~30 min
Keyword apple recipe, apple tart, easy apple tart, easy rustic tart
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