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Classic Apple Tart

Apple Tart: A Fall classic, a childhood memory... A simple tart which presents well & taste delicious, made with an easy shortcrust pastry and 4 apples.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: european, French
Keyword: apple pie, apple tart, classic, dessert, low sugar
Servings: 6
Author: Mélanie


Pie Crust

  • a little less than 1/2 cup cup butter softened cut in cube packed or 100g
  • 1 and 1/3 cup flour 200g
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar if you are making a sweet recipe

For the filling

  • 1/2 cup apple sauce unsweetened
  • 4 apples
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  • Pre-heat the oven at 220C.

Pie Crust

  • In a small bowl, cream the butter. Add the salt.
  • Add in the beaten egg. Mix well.
  • In a bigger bowl, make a well with the flour and put the egg/butter mix in the middle.
  • Fold in the flour to incorporate the mixture and flour. Using a spatula, fold the flour and pretend to cut in the middle with the tip of your spatula to incorporate the flour.
  • Repeat this gesture until your dough is smooth. Set aside in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven at 300F. Take the dough about 10 minutes before your need it.
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough thinly but thick enough so it does not break and place it in the individual baking rings or one big mold.

For the filling

  • Using a spoon, spread evenly the apple sauce.
  • Peel and cut thinly the apple in slices and place them starting from the border.
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 220C or until golden.