crispy apple tart

Crispy Apple Tart

Crispy Apple Tart

It’s thin and crispy and not too sweet. You’ll need a 12-inch round pan with a rim (the rim is to keep the edges from burning). A pizza pan with holes works too. For the glaze I use St. Dalfour thick apricot jam.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Makes: 8 servings

Crispy Apple Tart


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I use avocado oil)
  • 1/3 cup milk (reduced fat or whole milk)

  • 3 or 4 large granny smith apples (1 1/2 - 2 pounds) I prefer 4 apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • Glaze: 3 Tablespoons apricot preserves, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F and grease a 12-inch round rimmed pan.
  2. For crust, combine flour, sugar & salt in a bowl.
  3. Add oil & milk all at once, stirring with a fork. Form into a ball by hand – dough will be soft & moist.
  4. Roll between two sheets of floured wax paper to a rough 12-inch circle.
  5. Transfer to pan. Press dough towards the rim with your palm to fill pan, making a small raised edge inside the rim. Patch with overhanging pieces. Refrigerate while you prep the apples..
  6. Peel & cut apples in half. Core and slice them 1/8-inch thick. I cut off the uneven ends and then get about 10 slices per half apple. Cover dough with closely overlapping apples.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 45-50 minutes until well browned.
  8. Let cool 5 minutes. Gently brush the tart with warmed apricot glaze.

Notes: For more on this recipe in my blog click here.

13 Comments on "Crispy Apple Tart"

  1. Jeanie

    Do you think this can be adapted to use figs Now in season here

  2. Charlie

    Hi Jenny!
    This sounds great and easy!
    I’ll be trying it.

  3. Emily

    How long is the minimum time to refrigerate? I don’t have 3 days

    • Jenny

      The crust is only refrigerated while you prepare the apples. Once the tart is baked & glazed, I suggest keeping it stored in the refrigerator until it’s all eaten.

  4. C.T.

    How long do I refrigerate it?

    • Jenny

      I have kept my finished tart refrigerated for three days, covered with foil, not plastic. Plastic will make the crust soggy.

  5. Ewa

    I have a tart pan 10 inch. Will it be ok for this recipe?

    • Jenny

      That may be a little small for this recipe. If I were using a 10-inch pan I would still roll the dough to a 12-inch circle, fit it into the pan and cut off the extra dough, and I would use medium size apples.

      • Shauniqua

        Do you have to refrigerate for 3 days? Would it work if I left it for an hour or so?

        • Jenny

          A cooked pie usually takes a few days before it’s all eaten so I always refrigerate it but it’s fine to leave it out for a few hours, as long as it’s refrigerated most of the time.

  6. Sayl

    Can I use whole milk?

    Do you have a video that go with this?

    • Jenny

      No there is no video. Any video I have is always attached to the recipe.

  7. sue

    Wow!! Making these tomorrow! !! Can’t wait!

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