Apples are appearing everywhere this time of year and we can’t resist baking all sorts of sweets with them at home. The girls are in the mood for some apple pie and wanted to learn how to make one. I introduced them to the rustic tart and now they can’t wait to make all sorts of flavor combinations. Rustic tarts are a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen and experiment with seasonal fruits.
There’s no wrong way to make a rustic tart, hence the word “rustic”. Think; hands-free, easy, fun baking! Here, I’ll show you how we did it.
- 6 medium size Apples, I used McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 1 Pie Crust, I used a pre-made pie crust
- 2 1/2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Flour
- 2 tablespoons Butter, unsalted and melted
- Powder Sugar, optional
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a large unrimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll the dough in the center of the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the sugar with the remaining 1 tablespoon of flour and sprinkle over the dough.
- Arrange the apple slices on top in overlapping concentric circles to within 3 inches of the edge.
- Fold the dough over the apples in a free-form fashion.
- Brush the apples with the melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar.
- Refrigerate the unbaked tart until slightly chilled, about 10 minutes.
- Bake the tart in the center of the oven for 1 hour, or until the apples are tender and golden and the crust is deep golden and cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly in a wire rack.
- Sprinkle with powder sugar, or desired topping.
- Serve with a side of a good vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Top it with powder sugar, caramel sauce or warm apricot preserve. Then add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy! It’s great warm or cold. Tip: for left overs, warm the apple tart a bit in the microwave before serving, top with the vanilla ice cream and smile through ever bite. I love a piece with a good cup of coffee while enjoying the so much needed colder weather. We are in Florida, so we don’t get the chilled days often. We enjoy them as they come.
Now, share with me. Have you had, (or made) a rustic apple tart before? What’s your favorite pie or tart recipe?