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Easy and Delicious Homemade Apple Tart

Since Autumn is here, and people are starting to lose their minds over pumpkin & apple spice stuff, I thought it’s the perfect time to share with you my ridiculously easy apple tart recipe. My Mum usually bakes this apple tart around this time of the year, because we have lots of apples and it’s a pity to waste them.

You won’t believe how easy this recipe is: all you need are just 4 ingredients. But let’s skip all the talking and start baking.

homemade apple tart ingredients

Homemade Apple Tart Recipe

Servings Prep. Time Waiting Time Baking Time Difficulty
8 20 mins n/a 30 mins Super Easy

What you will need

  • 3 medium apples;
  • 400 grams of pastry;
  • 30 grams brown sugar;
  • cinnamon to taste.

See? Told you you need only 4 ingredients!

I buy my pastry frozen, because I never tried to make pastry on my own. And to be honest, it is quite a lot of work to make homemade pastry, so I buy it every single time. You should do the same, because this recipe won’t take more that 1 hour if you do so.

Oh, I almost forgot! You need a tart tin for this recipe. Or any other round tin, to be honest.

First of all, preheat the oven at 170 degrees C.

Start by laying the pastry in the tart tin. Pierce the dough using a fork. This will prevent the pastry to rise up too much while baking.


Wash and peel the apples. You can leave the skin on, but you won’t get a super smooth and creamy tart. So a little extra work, for a lot of taste. Great deal, huh?

Cut the apple in quarters and take the middle off. Cut the quarters of apple into thin slices. You don’t want them too thin or too thick; the thicker they are, the longer it will take to bake.


Add the apple slices on the pastry – I arranged them in a round shape – and sprinkle the apple slices with brown sugar and cinnamon to taste.

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Bake the apple tart for about 30 minutes at medium heat, or until the apples have soften and the sugar has melted.

And this is it! Less than an hour in the kitchen for an amazingly delicious dessert. No cooking the apples before, no filling, or anything complicated!

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I think this apple tart is perfect for busy Mums, people that are kinda dangerous in the kitchen or pretty much for anyone who is lazy and it’s in the mood for a homemade apple dessert. It is super easy to put together and surprisingly delicious. I’ll have to admit that I have some other apple tart recipes, but I’ll share them some other time. Meanwhile, enjoy this super easy apple tart and let me know how it turned out for you!

Related: Eastern European Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    Love the photos! They are really great! And how delicious does that look???

  • This looks delicious! I’m not much of a baker, but I think I can handle this! Haha

    • This recipe is super easy, especially if you buy the pastry. I’m sure you can handle it!

  • Lisa

    This sounds delicious and looks beautiful!

  • Oh my goodness, get in my belly!!!

  • This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    • Let me know if you give it a try!

  • Ivanna

    This sounds delicious, looks yummy and so easy to make. I’ll have to try this for the holiday season. Yum

    • Great! Let me know how it turned out, Ivanna!

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    This looks so yummy! And it is so simple, the best kind of recipe!

    • True. Story of my life every single day after work.

  • Oh ! This looks so good. Might have to give it a try soon.

  • Chelsie Carr

    You are right, making home made pasty/pie crust is SO hard. I tried it once and decided that I would always buy it premade after that fiasco, haha. I love apple pies/crisp and this looks so tasty!

    • I never tried to make pastry by myself, but your experience makes me even more to not want to try.
      Let me know if you give this recipe a try, Chelsie!

  • Amanda | Maple Alps

    This looks delicious! I love apples and I love tarts, so this is perfect.

  • Samantha

    Oh yum. I love apple desserts, they are so delicious!

  • Belle Bermudez-Tubel

    That looks good! I am going to have to try making this at home!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • I can’t believe that you only need 4 ingredients to make this! It looks delicious.

  • This looks delicious! I’ll have to try it. Hopefully I can find a vegan pastry dough.
    xoxo. Christina

    • I’m sure there must be vegan pastry somewhere out there!

  • Lesley Sullivan

    this looks great! I need to try this recipe soon!

  • Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    Mmm, we love apple desserts and this tart looks and sounds so scrumptious! Will have to try it soon!

    • Hope you’ll like it, Joscelyn!

  • Patricia A. Go

    Sounds yummy! I will be bookmarking for future reference. Thank you for sharing! I may try this recipe someday.

  • So timely for me, we just went apple picking and have SO many apples. I’m gathering as many apple recipes as I can! I can’t wait to try this one!

  • Lisa

    I have quite a few apples to bake with too, thanks for sharing! I plan on baking all weekend :)))
    Xx- Ashley

  • Oh yum! This looks so tasty and simple to make. I’m all about apples, especially this time of year!

  • Ashvin Nankoo

    I love my apple tart and this looks really tasty! The recipe looks quite easy to follow too! Would definitely love a YouTube tutorial on how to make it!

  • This looks so yummy! I will have to try it.

  • Priyadarshini Rajendran

    Love apple based desserts. You presented this recipe very beautifully.. gonna try it for the weekend.

  • Melissa Marie

    This looks so Good! I’m wondering, what’s the difference between an apple tart and apple pie?

    • Well, first of all, pies are very different in Europe. Pretty much each country has it in a different way. Second of all, I think the dough is different. We use pastry for tarts and regular dough for pies which are usually rolled out.

  • Jen S

    I’ve never had apple tart before, just pies. I have to say, I think I would still prefer pie because the only reason why I eat apple pie is for the crust :P This is really pretty though! Maybe I’d try with a different fruit.

  • I was never an apple dessert fan but this looks so good! I just might try it!

  • Pooja Krishna

    A simple and clever idea. Something fun to do with kids too!

    • Yep, kids will definitely love this and things shouldn’t get too messy.

  • Joscelyn

    This looks so delicious! I really like the clear instructions and the photos. Happy fall!

  • Taylor Smith

    This looks DELICIOUS! I am not much of a baker so I will have to see if I can figure this one out.

  • This looks SO good! I need to make this now that it’s fall!