Apple Tart Recipe

A Delightful Blend of Sweet and Tart: The Perfect Apple Tart Recipe
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Today, we’re bringing the comfort of classic dessert apple tart right to your kitchen. This Apple Tart recipe is a perfect blend of sweetness, tartness, and spice, creating a deliciously unique dessert. We’ve combined elements from three different apple tart recipes and adapted the measurements to the metric system, making it ideal for our readers in Ireland. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this apple tart is sure to impress your family and friends.


Did you know that apple tarts have been enjoyed for centuries? The apple tart, as we know it today, traces its roots back to medieval Europe, where it was a staple in both royal feasts and humble homes. The tart’s versatility and simplicity made it a popular choice. Over time, various regions developed their own versions, incorporating local ingredients and traditions. The French Tarte Tatin and the Dutch appeltaart are just a couple of examples of how this dessert has evolved and been embraced across different cultures.

Serving Suggestions

This Apple Tart shines on its own, but you can elevate your dessert experience with a few serving suggestions. Pair a slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream to add a creamy contrast to the tart’s texture. A drizzle of caramel sauce can also enhance the flavors, creating a luxurious treat. For a special touch, garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a few fresh mint leaves.

Storing Instructions

To keep your Apple Tart fresh, store any leftovers in an airtight container. It can be kept at room temperature for up to two days. If you need to store it for a longer period, refrigerate the tart, and it will last for up to five days. For even longer storage, you can freeze the tart. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe container. The tart will keep in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to enjoy, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.

Reheating Instructions

Reheating your Apple Tart is simple and will help you enjoy it as if it were freshly baked. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the tart or individual slices on a baking sheet and cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent the crust from over-browning. Heat for about 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through. Alternatively, you can reheat individual slices in the microwave for about 30 seconds, but this method may make the crust slightly less crisp.


We hope you enjoy making and savoring this delightful Apple Tart recipe as much as we do. It’s a wonderful dessert to share with loved ones, and its unique blend of flavors is sure to become a favorite. We’d love to hear how your tart turned out! Share your experiences and any creative twists you tried in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for more delicious recipes and baking tips. See the recipe below.

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How To Make Apple Tart Recipe

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Apple Tart Recipe

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 60 mins Rest Time 10 mins Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Cooking Temp: 180  °C Servings: 8 Calories: 350 kcal per serving
Best Season: Autumn


This Apple Tart recipe is a delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors, created by blending elements from three different apple tart recipes. Featuring a buttery crust and a filling of perfectly spiced apples, this tart is sure to impress. The measurements have been converted to the metric system, making it perfect for home bakers in Ireland. Whether you're preparing it for a special occasion or simply to enjoy a comforting dessert, this apple tart is a must-try.


For the Filling:

For the Crust:


Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

Prepare the Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples with brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Set aside to macerate while you prepare the crust.

Make the Crust:

  1. In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. Add the melted butter and stir until the dough forms.
  3. Press the dough mixture into a 25-28 cm (10-11 inch) tart pan with a removable bottom, ensuring the dough is smooth and evenly distributed.

Assemble the Tart:

  1. Arrange the apple slices over the crust in a decorative pattern, slightly overlapping them.
  2. Sprinkle the top with granulated sugar and dot with small cubes of butter.

Bake the Tart:

  1. Bake in the preheated oven until the crust is golden and the apples are tender, about 1 hour.
  2. Brush the top with melted apricot preserves for a glossy finish.

Cool and Serve:

  1. Let the tart cool slightly before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 350kcal
Calories from Fat 144kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 200mg9%
Potassium 200mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 50g17%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 30g
Protein 3g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


For a more tart flavor, use Granny Smith apples; for a sweeter tart, opt for Honeycrisp or Gala apples.

To add a hint of nutty flavor, consider incorporating finely chopped nuts like almonds or pecans into the crust mixture.

Serve the tart warm for the best taste experience, with a side of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

You can prepare the tart dough a day in advance and refrigerate it, making assembly quicker on the day of baking.

For an extra touch of flavor, sprinkle a little nutmeg over the apples before baking.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use different types of apples?

Yes, you can use any apple variety you prefer. Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Gala are excellent choices, but feel free to experiment with your favorites to find the flavor profile you love most.

What can I use instead of apricot preserves for the glaze?

If you don't have apricot preserves, you can use apple jelly or any other light-colored fruit preserve to achieve a similar glossy finish.

Can I make the crust ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare the crust and press it into the tart pan, then cover and refrigerate it for up to a day before baking. This can save time on the day you plan to serve the tart.

Is it necessary to peel the apples?

Peeling the apples is recommended for a smoother texture, but if you prefer a more rustic tart, you can leave the skins on.

How can I make the tart gluten-free?

To make a gluten-free version, substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure that all other ingredients used are also gluten-free.

Can I freeze the apple tart?

Yes, you can freeze the apple tart. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe container. The tart will keep in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to enjoy, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.

How do I prevent the crust from becoming soggy?

To prevent a soggy crust, ensure that the apples are well-macerated and drained of excess liquid before arranging them on the crust. Baking the tart on the lower rack of the oven can also help the crust to bake evenly and stay crisp.

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Fiona O'Sullivan

Fiona O'Sullivan is the passionate editor of Great Food Ireland, a popular blog dedicated to celebrating traditional Irish cuisine and culinary heritage. With a rich background in food writing and a deep love for Ireland's gastronomic culture, Fiona brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her role. She curates authentic recipes, shares culinary stories, and explores the vibrant food scene across Ireland. Fiona's dedication to promoting Irish food traditions has made Great Food Ireland a beloved resource for food enthusiasts around the world.

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