Apple Tart

One of the things I look forward to do in the Fall is apple picking. I enjoyed it before I had my son and now, with him, I love it even more. This year we went to Masker Orchards, Upstate New York. 

Beautiful place, tons and tons of apples. I guess I just love the idea of all-you-can-eat apples even though I never eat more than two. 

It was a fun day and Lucas loved it. We brought back beautiful Granny Smith and Mac apples, perfect for my apple tart. We also got some apple cider. By the way, I LOVE hot apple cider. It screams Fall to me and even sets me in the mood for Thanksgiving. 

I leave you with this super simple, elegant and delicious tart. It was a huge hit and now I'm even considering it for our Thanksgiving dinner. 


For the Filling

4 apples, peeled, cored and 
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1/8 cup apple cider
1 lemon juice + zest

Place all the ingredients into a pot, cover it and bring it 
to a boil. Cook for 25 minutes or until the apples are really tender and 
most of the liquid has evaporated. Mash with a potato masher until smooth, set aside to cool. 


1 cup of apple cider
3/4 cup sugar

In a small saucepan mix together the sugar and the apple cider and bring to a boil. Boil until the liquid is reduced to half. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

For the tart:

1 or two apples, peeled and finely sliced

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Find a tart recipe HERE
Roll out the pastry dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it about 1/8" thick. Line it on a 10-inch tart tin and trim the edges. With a fork, prick holes all over the tart then chill it for one hour. Bake the tart shell for 20 minutes, let it cool then spread the apple filling into the baked tart shell. Arrange the sliced apples on top and then place the butter all over the tart and finally sprinkle it with some sugar. Bake for 25 minutes and brush immediately with the glaze. Serve with whipped cream.


  1. Very nice post! Well done! Pics are gorgeous!!

  2. The most delicious portrait I've ever seen my dear :) Love tarts!


  3. As i was reading this, my childhood memories of apple picking overwhelmed me... I really miss it. Thank you for the beautiful recipe! I love everything baked with apples

    1. Thank you Elena! I know, what you are saying, those are the exact memories I want to create for my son :)

  4. Delicious shots! Great memories to go apple picking.

  5. Is applepicking a tradition where you live? We don't have this here in Belgium (unless you would own an apple tree of course :-)) but it's great that you are doing this together with your son, I am sure he enjoys it very much... and even better to create an apple pie after it, it looks delicious!

    1. Thank you Marian! A lot of people are doing this more and more, we try to go every year but the closest one to us it's about 3 hours away but it is a fun thing to do specially with kids :)

  6. Wow - your day of apple picking looks like a perfect day. And your photo taken with that frame around it - brilliant! I love this tart. Apple tart is on my list - I need to make one sooner rather than later.

    1. Thank you so much Susan! It truly was a fun day. This is the beginning of apple tart season so I'm pretty sure I'll make this one again :)

  7. A beautiful tart! It reminds me of the one my grandmother would always make us with perfectly arranged slices just like yours.

  8. Gorgeous tart and lovely clicks! I love apple desserts and treats.



  9. Your post oozes fall beauty.... The orchard shots are luscious and your simple tart looks delish. Very hungry now:)

  10. What a wonderful experience to share with your son! And what a delicious tart recipe to share with all of US!


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