Apple Tart


This apple tart recipe is made with a scrumptious gingersnap crust and a stunning apple rose within the center. It’s baked to perfection and brushed with a easy honey butter discount. It’s excellent for a vacation gathering. 

Don’t have any worry, this apple tart could look fancy, however it’s very easy to make. It simply takes a bit time. In case you are in search of easier vacation desserts these tender gingerbread cookies or these chocolate chai cheesecake bars. 

Apple tart in a tart pan.

Easy Apple Tart Recipe

Sure, we talked about above that this apple tart is made with a gingersnap crust moderately than a conventional pie crust fabricated from pastry dough (like different apple tarts). We love the simplicity of the gingersnap crust and the large taste and additional bit it provides this scrumptious tart. 

We acknowledge that this tart recipe appears a bit sophisticated, however you’ll shock your self if you make a stunning tart and serve it to your loved ones. 

Different causes to make this simple apple tart. 

  • Its not your common apple pie. 
  • This tart is made up of skinny apple slices and a ginger crust to die for.
  • The elements for this apple tart are elements that you simply most likely have in your pantry proper now. 
  • It’s a nice recipe to take to a celebration to impress your family and friends. 
Apples, butter, and other ingredients for an apple tart.

Elements You Want 

  • Honey crisp apples- we mixed a candy apple like an apple crisp with a tart apple. 
  • Granny smith apples– the tart apple we use on this recipe are the basic granny smith. 
  • Ginger snaps– purchase a field of your favourite gingersnaps and they are going to be part of the dry rub that you simply toss with the apples and the principle ingredient within the ginger snap crust. 
  • Brown sugar- each the apple pie filling and the crust have brown sugar. 
  • Spices (cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg)- the spices that you simply coat your apples with are basic warming spices which might be the right mixture of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. It’s also possible to use one teaspoon of our pumpkin pie spice when you have it readily available as an alternative). 
  • Salt- there’s each desk salt and kosher salt on this recipe. It attracts out the moisture from the apple slices and brings out the entire taste within the apple tart itself. 
  • Chilly unsalted butter- be certain the butter for the crust is chilly after which additionally, you will want butter for the orange juice discount.
  • Orange juice- you solely use a bit little bit of orange juice to create a candy butter discount.
  • Water- this thins out your discount moderately than utilizing extra orange juice. It’s candy sufficient as it’s. 
  • Apple juices (be certain you save these!)- you get all of the flavors from the apples, spices, and different tasty elements from the apples. 
  • Honey- the honey each provides this apple crisp each a shiny glaze and a little bit of pure sweetness.

Ingredient swaps

Don’t have orange juice? Use lemon juice, it provides you with extra of a tart taste moderately than the candy that comes from the orange juice. 

Don’t have honey? Many individuals skip the discount all collectively and use jams or preserves. Apricot jam or apricot preserves are an excellent possibility. They’re candy, sticky, and have only a trace of taste. 

Apples in a bowl with warm spices mixed in.
Gingersnap crust crumbs in a food processor.

Instruments You Want

Kitchen mandolin– an important device for this recipe (in my our opinion) is a mandolin. It’s the best technique to get precisely the identical thickness for each single apple slice. 

9-inch tart pan– we’ve got this tart pan and like the scalloped edges. You probably have a 9 inch pan with no scallops, thats okay.

Remember that some tarts pans have a detachable backside, so you’ll want to seize the perimeters of the plate moderately than inserting your hand on the underside. You could find yourself with a multitude. 

Small saucepan– the small sauce pan is used to make the discount that will probably be brushed on to the highest of the tart. 

Pastry brush- whether or not you utilize a pastry brush or a brand new small paint brush, it’s so useful to have a brush moderately than pouring the sauce over the tart. You’ll find yourself with puddles of discount. 

Meals processor– you’ll have to course of the ginger snaps and butter collectively to create the bottom of your tart. Ensure you have got a sufficiently big meals processor. 

Extra useful instruments

Listed here are just a few extra issues that can elevate your apple tart expertise.

Baked gingersnap crust in a tart pan.

The right way to Make a Easy Apple Tart

  1. Slice the apples. The very first thing you must do for this apple tart is slice your apples. The tough half is that you really want all your apple slices to be principally the identical thickness. After all you possibly can attempt to do it with a pointy knife, however utilizing a mandolin will make your life a heck of rather a lot simpler. You need to slice the apple slices skinny sufficient that they may bend however thick sufficient that they gained’t dissolve whereas sitting or baking. 
  2. Draw moisture out of the apples. As soon as the apple slices are prepared, place them in a bowl and sprinkle the apples with all of the spices (don’t neglect the salt) and floor ginger snaps. We use floor ginger snaps as an alternative of all goal flour right here. 
  3. Make your crust. Place the ginger snaps right into a excessive powered meals processor and course of till the ginger snaps start to seem like bread crumps. Add the chilly butter to the meals processor in chilly chunks and pulse till a crumble varieties.  
  4. Bake the crust. Add the ginger snap combination to a greased tart pan after which use your fingers to press the crumble into the pan. Use your fingers to ensure the ginger snap crumble traces the perimeters of the pan. We use a measuring cup so as to add strain to each the underside of the crust in addition to the perimeters. Rigorously place the tart within the oven and bake for five minutes. Take away from the oven and let it cool for 10-Quarter-hour. 
  5. Simmer a discount. Rigorously pour your apples right into a strainer and catch the apple drippings. Place the apple drippings in a saucepan and add the opposite elements for the discount to the saucepan and warmth over medium warmth. Carry to a simmer. Take away from the warmth. 
  6. Construct your attractive apple rose. Now it’s time to construct. Your apple filling for this tart goes to be within the form of a phenomenal rose to do that takes a bit time, but it surely’s fairly enjoyable. Create the apple tart rose by lining the gingersnap crust with the spiced apple slices. Place the apples pores and skin facet up across the fringe of the tart so that they overlap lap one another till one row of apples is full. Proceed to layer the apples working in direction of the middle of the tart. 
  7. Bake the tart. Brush the highest of the tart with the discount utilizing a pastry brush. You’ll use a number of the discount now and a few later. Bake the tart for half-hour at 350ºF. 
  8. Brush the highest of the tart. Brush the tart another time and bake for a further Quarter-hour. 
  9. Let it set. Take away the tart from the oven and let it cool for not less than 1-2 hours. Take pleasure in. 
Apple tart before baking.

The Key to a Lovely Rose

Making a stunning rose form in the midst of your apple tart is gorgeous and really fairly easy. It simply take a while which might be very meditative and enjoyable. Under are some suggestions and tips to make a phenomenal apple tart.

Uniform apple slices. To make a phenomenal and uniform rose make sure that your apple slices are sliced to about the identical thickness.

Put aside damaged apples. Save damaged apple slices for the top to fill in holes inside your apple rose.

Take your time. Take your time as you line the apple tart with the apple slices, row by row.

Set apples apart for the center. The center of the apple rose is essential to creating the apple tart seem like a rose. Line 3-4 slices of apple up in a line, overlapping at every finish of the apple and roll the slices of apple into a phenomenal apple twist. Set the apple twist apart. You’ll place this into the center of the apple tart on the finish.

Add extra apples. In the event you run out of apples earlier than your tart is completed slice extra apples and sprinkle them with cinnamon and allow them to sit for a couple of minutes. Then end your tart.

Apple tart on a plate.


What to Serve with Apple Tart 

This apple tart is scrumptious on it’s personal however you possibly can carry it up a notch by serving it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Generally it’s enjoyable so as to add a bit crunch by topping the whipped cream and ice cream with chopped walnuts or pecans. 

What Can I Use As an alternative of a Ginger Snap Crust?

Don’t have time to make a gingersnap crust? Despise ginger snaps? You should utilize any of the crust concepts under as an alternative of the gingersnap crust. 

– Use a retailer purchased refrigerated pie crust
– Be at liberty to substitute graham crackers for the ginger snaps
– Get artistic and do the crust your personal method! 

Can I Freeze Apple Tart?

Sure, you possibly can freeze this apple tart. I’d freeze this apple tart unbaked. Create the apple rose after which cowl the tart with plastic wrap. Freeze the tart for as much as 3 months after which bake it from frozen.


Retailer this apple tart lined and within the fridge for 3-4 days. It tends to get a bit soggy after that. 

A piece of apple tart on a plate.
Apple Tart

Apple Tart

On this recipe, apples are sweetened with a bit sugar and flavored with a spice mixture of cinnamon, ginger and allspice. It’s a excellent fall dessert that can also be fast and straightforward to make.

Prep:1 hour

Prepare dinner:40 minutes

Fats 16

Carbs 40

Protein 2


Apple Filling 

  • 2 honey crisp apples pores and skin on and sliced into ⅛ inch slices
  • 1 granny smith apple pores and skin on and sliced into ⅛ inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons floor ginger snaps
  • 1 tablespoon gentle brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon floor cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon floor nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Different Elements 

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Drippings from apples 1-2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Place the entire elements for the apple filling into a big bowl. Rigorously fold the elements collectively in order that the apples are lined in sugar and spices. Watch out that you don’t break the apples aside. 

  • Set apples apart and allow them to sit for half-hour to launch liquid from the apples. 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF and spray a 9-inch tart pan (we used this pan) with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Put together the gingersnap crust and place the ginger snaps in a meals processor and course of till they flip into crumbs. Add the brown sugar, chilly butter, and kosher salt to the meals processor and pulse the elements collectively till the combination turns right into a crumbly consistency. 

  • Pour the gingersnap crumble into the greased tart pan and thoroughly press the crumble into the underside of the tart pan after which up the perimeters. Utilizing the underside of a measuring cup to press the underside of the crust works nice. 

  • Place the crust into the oven and bake for five minutes. 

  • Take away the crust from the oven and let it cool. 

  • In the meantime, place a strainer over a saucepan after which pour the apple combination into the strainer, utilizing a spatula to scrape all of the liquid into the bowl. 

  • Let any extra liquid from the apples drain into the saucepan. Transfer the apples round gently permitting them to launch another liquid. 

  • Set the apples apart and scrape as a lot of the surplus spices and liquid from the stainer into the saucepan. 

  • Place the saucepan on the range high and add the orange juice, water, and honey to the saucepan with the apple drippings and whisk all of the elements collectively. 

  • Carry the combination to a boil over medium/excessive warmth after which let it simmer for 3-4 minutes. 

  • Take away from the warmth and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Whisk till the butter is melted after which cowl the saucepan to maintain the combination cool. 

  • Create the apple tart rose by lining the gingersnap crust with the spiced apple slices. Place the apples pores and skin facet up across the fringe of the tart so that they overlap lap one another till one row of apples is full. 

  • Repeat step 14 till and proceed to overlap apples rows that transfer to the middle of the tart pan. Whenever you get to the center, roll three apple slices collectively and place them within the middle of the tart making a rose formed middle.*   

  • Fill any gap within the tart with items of apple that will have been damaged. 

  • Brush the highest of the tart with the orange juice discount utilizing a pastry brush. 

  • Place the tart within the oven for half-hour at 350ºF. 

  • REmove from the oven and paint the tart with the remaining orange juice discount and place the tart again into the oven and bake for a further Quarter-hour. 

  • Take away from the oven and let the tart cool for 1-2 hours to set.  

  • Serve with ice cream or cool whip. 

Ideas & Notes

*Set apples apart for the center. The center of the apple rose is essential to creating the apple tart seem like a rose. Line 3-4 slices of apple up in a line, overlapping at every finish of the apple and roll the slices of apple into a phenomenal apple twist. Set the apple twist apart. You’ll place this into the center of the apple tart on the finish. 

Vitamin information

Serving: 1/9 Energy: 307kcal Carbohydrates: 40g Protein: 2g Fats: 16g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 18g

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