Autumn Apple Tart

IMG_4880The weather is cooling down slowly and yesterday we took our first lunch in the garden with the smell of the Frangipani tree and Jasmine flowers. It is finally time for us to have more outdoor activities and picnics!

For the weekly famous Fiesta Friday, I prepared a very easy and delicious Tart that I call my Autumn Apple Tart (although it can easily be eaten in all four seasons). It’s made with a pâte sablée, apples, and a creamy egg custard.

Thank you, Angie from The Novice Gardener and thanks to our co-host’s this week Juju @ cookingwithauntjuju   and Indira @ I’ll Cook, You Wash.

Serves: 8/10

Ingredients: (for the crust/pâte sablée)

  • 300g of plain flour/all purpose flour
  • 125g of soft butter
  • 100g of icing sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 25ml of milk


  1. In a bowl add the flour, the salt, and the icing sugar, (you can do the same procedure with a food processor).
  2. With your fingertips, start to mix the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the butter and mix until combined.
  4. Add the egg and mix until the dough becomes assembled.
  5. Slowly add the milk and mix until it holds a perfect ball (maybe more or less milk depending on the quality of the flour and the size of the egg).
  6. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes remove the dough from the fridge.
  8. Grease a deep tart pan, (my tart pan is 30 cm and 4cm deep).
  9. Roll your dough between two big sheets of parchment paper.
  10. With a rolling pin, flatten the dough and make a circle shape, the size of your tart pan.
  11. Peel off the parchment paper from one side or your plastic wrap, flip the dough over the tart plate and slowly remove the other parchment paper.
  12. With a fork, poke the bottom of your dough and set aside.
  13. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.

Ingredients: (for the filling)

  • 5 apples (golden)
  • 1 tablespoon of soft butter
  • 50g of brown sugar
  • 250ml of whipping cream
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • A few roasted almond slice
  • Icing sugar


  1. Wash and peel the apples.
  2. Cut out the seeds.
  3. Cut the apples into cubes.
  4. In a pan add the butter and the apple cubes.
  5. Pour the sugar and cook over a medium heat until the apples become half soft but not caramelized.
  6. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon.
  7. When the apples are ready, remove from the heat and pour the mixture into the bottom of your crust.
  8. In a bowl pour the whipping cream, the sugar, and the two eggs.
  9. Whisk gently all the ingredients.
  10. Pour the mixture on the top of the apples and bake for 45 minutes (more or less depending on the oven).
  11. Remove from the oven when the crust is golden.
  12. Sprinkle the entire surface with the sliced almonds.
  13. Dust generously with the icing sugar.

This is a very nice and rich apple tart, served warm with a flavorful tea on the side!

Bon Appétit!

80 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderful!! It looks soooo yummy!!!

    1. Thank you so much Serena. Have a fab weekend! 🙂

  2. A charming and delightful cake, so airy and delicate. I imagine it tastes truly wonderful with said cup of tea.

    1. Thank you very much Nicole for your nice comment. It was really agreeable with a warm cup of tea! 🙂

  3. heycakes says:

    Yum, sounds really really good! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  4. look so fancy and chic, perfect for a dinner party 😉

    1. Oh, thank you very much for your kind comment. I like the word chic 😉 Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  5. I make a lot of pies and it is nice to have a tart once in awhile without all the dough – the apples really shine then. Then a custard/apple filling – Linda your tart makes me wish I had a slice with my morning coffee. Thanks for bringing this Fall dessert to Fiesta Friday 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Judi. The custard is moist and not too much sweet, I would love to share with you a generous slice with a good coffee. Thank you for co-hosting this week FF! 🙂

  6. Becky Ellis says:

    Perfect recipe for Fall…thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Becky. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much! 🙂

  7. A tasty treat with a rich custard like filling , perfect for any time of the day.

    1. Thank you so much Gerlinde for your nice comment! 🙂

  8. Wonderful Linda and so beautiful. I know it’s delicious also!!

    1. Thank you so much, Suzanne! 🙂

  9. Wow! You ate lunch in the garden?? It’s still so hot! (To me anyway!) lovely tart xx

    1. Yes, Elaine, Friday was a beautiful day 😉 Have a fab day xx

  10. Ginger says:

    Another stunning cake from you, Linda! It sounds delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Ginger for your nice comment. The tart was very tasty! 🙂

      1. Ginger says:

        I had a feeling it would be gone by now … 😉

      2. 😀 You’re right!

  11. Such a beautiful tart 🙂 looks really delicious Linda 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Freda. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  12. What a perfect fall sweet treat. I love desserts with apple in them and your tart looks delicious.

    1. Thank you very much Seana. Apples are so versatile – inside a cake, a brioche, tart and also with a fresh salad. I think apple is the most popular fruit and very yummy! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Sonal. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  13. Kaila says:

    Wow! The topping is stunning, and the inside looks simply delicious. I could definitely eat this dish for four seasons of the year. Happy FF, and have a fabulous weekend! 😀

    1. Thank you so much Kaila for your very nice comment. Happy FF and have a wonderful week! 😉

  14. Really lovely combination. Like that you cook the apples slightly, which must give them that bit more flavour.

    1. Thanks a lot Johnny, I really appreciate your comment. Cooking the apples before baking the tart makes a big difference! 🙂

  15. What a beautiful tart Linda and looks absolutely delicious 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Marisa. It was really nice! 🙂

  16. This is a beautiful tart Linda! I love the sound of the custard apple filling!

    1. Thank you so much Julie for your kind words. Have a nice week! 🙂

  17. kunstkitchen says:

    This apple tart recipe reads as so rich and tempting!

    1. Thank you so much kunstkitchen! 🙂

  18. This looks divine – and so perfectly formed!

    1. Thank you very much Laura. Have a nice week! 🙂

  19. ghetran says:

    Looks yummy! I´m making it today! 😉

    1. Thanks a lot Ghetran. Do let me know how it turns out! 😉

  20. The tart looks great! I’ve never thought of an apple tart with custard filling before.

    1. Thank you very much Stefan. It’s a very nice texture! 🙂

  21. Darling Linda, Truly, you can publish several cookbooks! Algerian cooking and International baking. This tart is a beauty. custard filling with apple sounds so interesting. I know it wows the served. 🙂

    1. Fae, I don’t know what to say my friend…Thank you so so much for your support and for your lovely comment. You really made my day. I don’t know if I am able to do that 😀 Honestly the tart was very nice. Have a wonderful day sweet Lady xx

    1. Thank you very much, Liz! 🙂

  22. Shari says:

    Such a pretty dish! I love that it has egg custard in it. That would just send it over the top and is so unique!

    1. Thank you so much, Shari. I’m so glad you like the recipe. Have a nice day! 🙂

  23. What a beautiful tart and so perfectly seasonal. You really are so talented. I love the custard filling here and I also love the fragrant smell of jasmine that comes with certain seasons. Lucky guests!

    1. Thank you very much Amanda, you’re too kind. The tart is simple as you know I like simple cuisine. Have a try and do let me know how it turns out. Actually the weather is really nice, after a very long and hot summer. Going back to the garden is a real pleasure. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  24. Anna says:

    So lovely and delicious! You are such an inspiration, Linda!

    1. Oh, thank you so so much Anna for your nice comment. Have a beautiful day! 🙂

      1. Anna says:

        Have a wonderful day, too, Linda! 🙂

  25. Jhuls says:

    Lunch in the garden sounds amazing. 😀 This tarts looks super delish, Linda. I hope I have a slice in front of me right now. 🙂 xx

    1. Of course lunch in the garden is always fun with family and friends…Unfortunately the tart vanished very quickly 😀 I would love to send you a huge one xx

  26. This looks so delicious full of flavor!

    1. Thank you so much, Lynz! 🙂

  27. Apologies for my belated comment dear Linda. This tart looks absolutely wonderful and perfect to share outdoors with smell of frangipani and jasmine in the air. So pleased you’re getting some cooler weather to enjoy! M.xx

    1. Tu plaisantes Margot, we all have crazy life 😀 After a long hibernation, it’s magic to come back to the garden and taking care of my herbs and flowers. The tart was tasty and simple to prepare. Thanks a lot for your kind comment. Have a wonderful weekend my friend! xx

  28. Margherita says:

    Over here Autumn cannot be accepted without apple cakes, for you I’m sure it has another meaning, but no need to look at the calendar when cakes look so good (and beautiful!). Your tart must be amazing!

    1. Thank you so much Margherita. Apples are a great food and they are available throughout the year. I’m sure your Autumn is beautiful this year again! 🙂

  29. Francesca says:

    I love jasmine flowers. I love to use them in my flower arrangements. They are gorgeous and dramatic at the same time.
    Your tart sounds wonderful and it looks amazing as always!

    1. Yes, jasmine flowers are amazing especially during the night when all the flavors explode. I put some under my pillows 😀 I’m glad you like the recipe, Francesca! 🙂

  30. Angie says:

    This looks amazing! You should open a bakery! I’ll be the first in line 🙂 You really are an exceptional baker, Linda!

    1. Thanks a lot Angie, you’re so kind. I’m not exceptional 😀 I just enjoy cooking and baking. If we were neighbors I will send you a daily basket full of surprises 😉 Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  31. It looks absolutely delicious!

    1. Thank you so much, Daniela! 🙂

  32. Gloria says:

    I loved this recipe and cant wait to try them! also I loved all ur recipes and clicks.

    1. Thanks a lot Gloria for nice words. Do let me know how it turns out. Have a nice day! 🙂

      1. Gloria says:

        sure I will. since I have never made Tarts, would love to seek your guidance. would be glad if you help

  33. Natalie Jones says:

    Lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing. I tried a similar dessert at Wagamama, Palm in Dubai and have been looking for something ever since. My kids will love it.

    1. You’re welcome Natalie and I’m so glad you like the recipe. Do let me know how it turns out and have a nice day! 🙂

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