Inspired by the classic French recipe, this Old Fashioned Apple Tart is quick and easy to make with minimal ingredients.
Simply Delicious Old Fashioned Apple Tart Recipe
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate the simple things of life. Take your average apple pie or tart, for example. Where I believe this recipe veers from the rest is that it allows the main ingredient: apples to shine.
The secret to this recipe’s success was to pare the recipe down to just a few essential ingredients. You see, if you start with fresh picked apples and use a hearty crust, with a touch of sugar, flour and butter,there really isn’t anything else you need.
Except, that is, for one additional delicious twist. And, that is the addition of apricot preserves. The preserves don’t overpower the apples, rather it gives this tart a depth that you won’t find anywhere else.
Feeling hungry yet?
Here’s how to make your own Old Fashioned Apple Tart:
To start, preheat your oven to 375° F. Next, prepare your pie dough from scratch or use the refrigerated kind. I prefer Pillsbury’s Refrigerated 9 inch pie crust.
Add sugar to the base of the crust, approximately 1 hearty tablespoon.
Then peel four (4) apples. I like to drizzle some lemon juice on them to keep them looking good.
Be sure to cut your apples length-wise so that it’s easy to fan them out. Follow the base of the pie shell, overlapping slightly.
And, keep layering the apples, row after row.
Once you get to the top of your pie shell, chop the rest of the apples into small chunks.
And, use these to fill in the spaces and center of tart.
Next, sprinkle approximately three (3) teaspoons of sugar, one tablespoon flour, sifted, to the top of the tart.
Finally, tuck under the crust and add the three (3) tablespoons of butter to top of your tart.
Put pie into the oven and bake until the crust is golden, about 40 minutes.
While the tart is still hot, spoon about 6 ounces of apricot preserves over the tart and then place it back into the oven for about 5-10 minutes.
After this time, remove it from the oven and let cool.
You can serve it hot or at room temperature.
Slice, serve. Enjoy!
For more delicious apple dessert ideas be sure to check out my Pinterest Board: Dessert Recipes from Wisconsin Homemaker.
Old Fashioned Apple Tart
- 1 9 inch refrigerated pie crust ( I prefer Pillsbury's)
- 4 Piñata Apples or Fuji Apples
- 3 tbsp butter unsalted
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp flour
- 13 oz apricot preserves
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Prepare your pie crust either from scratch or with a pre-made refrigerated pie crust.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar on the base of the crust.
Peel and cut length-wise the four apples.
Following the line of the base of the crust, fan out the apple slices, overlapping slightly.
Once reaching the top of the pie plate, cut the remaining apple slices into small chunks.
Fill in the center area and spread over top of pie.
Sprinkle on 3 tablespoons of sugar and one tablespoon of sifted flour.
Add butter across top of tart.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Remove from oven.
Spread approximately 6 ounces of apricot preserves across tart.
Place back into oven for 5-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Slice and serve. Enjoy!