This Rustic Cinnamon Apple Tart Recipe is a comfort food dessert with very little work involved. It will also make your house smell delicious!
First Published October 2017; Updated September 2020
Cinnamon Apple Tart Recipe Backstory
Watching the news is so depressing. Covid 19, tornadoes, politicians acting like spoiled kids, protests due to injustices.....it's just too much for me to watch all the time even though I like to be informed. I know I'm not alone in this. 2020 has been not a good year. It makes me want to curl up with a blanket and watch a feel good movie while eating some comfort food.
This apple tart would go well with a movie. I am not much of a baker but I love having a piece of homemade pie. It is especially good during apple season when I have a nice bag of fresh picked apples. My mother and father in law have a beautiful apple tree where we pick delicious apples. They are perfect to bake with.
Baking is not my forte. I do bake sometimes but consider myself a lazy baker. My pie crust is usually not homemade and I don't like peeling apples. So guess what? I didn't do either. Instead, I bought a premade pie crust and left the peels on the apples. I like the rustic look and texture of the peels anyway.
How to Make Your Apple Tart
This dessert recipe is really easy to make. You basically slice a few apples very thin and add some sugar and cinnamon. Pile them all on top of a crust and roll up the sides. Brush the crust with an egg yolk and no one will know its not a homemade one. Sprinkle the top with a little extra cinnamon and sugar. Bake in the oven and your tart is ready to eat.
Make one of these. Be kind. Invite a friend over or bring this to a friend's house. Don't watch the news. Watch Forrest Gump or Beauty and The Beast. Or how about a favorite TV show on Netflix? Have dessert with a friend. Eat a piece of apple tart.
- If you're looking for even more flavor for your filling, add a little bit of lemon juice. The acidity pairs well with the tart sweetness of the apples.
- Some nuts would add a great crunch to this tart. Almonds, walnuts, or hazelnuts would provide an extra tough of nutty texture to your dish.
- To crank up the fall feelings with your dessert, mix some dried cranberries or cinnamon baking chips into the filling. You could also sprinkle the top with some homemade apple pie spice.
- Of course, some whipped cream on top is a classic addition to any kind of fall dessert. Use something easy and ready-to-use like canned whipped cream or Reddi-Whip, or make your own!
How do I buy the best apples for this cinnamon apple tart recipe?
- Feel the apple and ensure that it's firm. A good apple won't have soft or bruised spots.
- Most apples will have some natural scuffs or markings, but any obvious rotting or bruising is a bad sign.
- Ensure that the apple has a filled-in color, which indicates maturity and great exposure to sunlight.
- Give your apple a sniff; good apples will have a pleasant aroma, some stronger than others.
What's the best kind of crust to use?
- I used a premade crust, which makes this cinnamon apple tart so convenient and turns out just as delicious!
- If you'd like, you could definitely make your own crust as well. This recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction is a great place to start, or you could use your own recipe if you have one that's tried-and-true!
How should I store my leftovers?
- To keep this pie fresh and delicious, give it about 2 hours after baking to cool off.
- Then, cover it loosely with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. It should last 2-3 days this way.
- When it comes time to eat again, you can either eat it cold, or stick it in the oven at 350 degrees F for 5-10 minutes
More Apple Recipes
- Mini Salted Caramel Apple Pies
- Apple Galette with Ricotta and Almonds
- Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple French Toast from Dizzy Busy and Hungry
- Homemade Apple Dumplings from Bunny's Warm Oven
- Snickerdoodle Apple Bread from Cookies and Cups
- French Apple Cake Loaf
- Apple Butter Baked Oatmeal
Other Comfort Food Recipes
- Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese (5 Ingredients!)
- Hearty Cabbage and Beef Soup
- Black Bean Soup from Souffle Bombay
- Cajun Red Beans and Rice from Krazy Kitchen Mom
- Stovetop Mac and Cheese (5- Ingredient)
Because couldn't we all use some comfort food and Rustic Cinnamon Apple Tart?
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Rustic Cinnamon Apple Tart
- 3 medium size apples
- ½ cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons
- 4 teaspoons cinnamon divided
- 1 refrigerated pie crust
- 1 egg yolk beaten
- powdered sugar for garnish
- preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Core and thinly slice apples.
- Mix the apples with ½ cup sugar in a bowl. Sprinkle 3 teaspoons of cinnamon on the apples and mix well.
- Unroll a pie crust onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pile the apples in the center of the pie crust and turn the sides over. Brush the crust with the egg yolk.
- Sprinkle the tart with the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
- Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until apples are cooked and crust is golden.
- Cool for 10 minutes before serving.Garnish with powdered sugar.