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Rustic Cinnamon Apple Tart

 This delicious Apple Tart is made with only 5 ingredients, a simple, fast and easy dessert. Add a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Perfect!

This is one of my family’s favourite desserts, a scoop of my No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream and a drizzle of Homemade Caramel Sauce and you have a delicious dessert for family or guests.

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I have been on a Puff Pastry Craze for quite awhile now. Our favourites are  Sporcamus and Chocolate Pastry Bread.

I love how this Apple Tart whips up into such a  fast and easy Dessert. That believe me, gets eaten up faster than any This-took-me-forever-to-make kind of Cake!

apple tart how to make, sliced apples and coated apples

This Delicate Rustic Cinnamon Apple Tart, is made with only 5 ingredients. It takes about 10 minutes to put together and bakes in about 20 minutes.

Can’t get better than that!

I have to tell you that I have made this tart at least 3 times in the last 2 weeks and every time they were gone in minutes. I was lucky to even get a taste!

apple tart sliced apples on tart ready for baking

The best Apples for baking

You don’t want an overly juicy apple or your pastry will be soggy so any one of these apples would work Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gravenstein, Honeycrisp or my absolute favourite Fuji.

In Italy now there are a wide selection of apples, when I first came I think I had a choice of one or two!

But my two favourite baking apples are Fuji and Gala and if I have to I’ll reach for a Golden Delicious.

 Cinnamon Apple Puff Pastry Squares

apple tart slice on a black plate and on a wire rack

This is the perfect dessert to make when you don’t have much time, so therefore I like to use store bought puff pastry. But if you prefer to make your own, then this Homemade Puff Pastry is easy and very good.

What is the difference between a Pie and a Tart?

  • A Pie is always round, a Tart can be round, square, rectangle pretty well any shape.
  • A Pie crust is flaky, a Tart crust is firm or crumbly.
  • Pies can have a bottom crust only, a top crust only or a top and bottom crust, whereas a Tart has only a bottom crust.

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Instead of sprinkling the cinnamon mixture on the sliced apples I mixed it all together, that way the apple slices were definitely coated well.

Don’t slice your apples too thick or they won’t bake perfectly, too thin and they could burn.

This is really delicious warm, the combination of the cinnamon, brown sugar and apple makes  its own syrup. So yummy!

You can eat these on their own or add a scoop of your favourite ice cream, and why not drizzle a little caramel sauce on top!

 Let me know if you make them and if you enjoyed them as much as we did!

apple tart on a wire rack

More Delicious Apple Recipes

Easy Italian Apple Cake

Apple Crumb Bread with Maple Caramel Sauce

Homemade Italian Apple Crostata

up close slice of rustic cinnamon apple tart

How to make an Easy Apple Tart

slice of cinnamon apple tart on a black plate

Rustic Cinnamon Apple Tart

Rosemary Molloy
This delicious Apple Tart is made with only 5 ingredients, simple, fast & easy dessert. Add a scoop of ice cream & a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 226 kcal


  • 1 roll of puff pastry*
  • 1 1/2 -2 large apples, peeled and cut into 6 slices (cored and seeds removed)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

*If frozen let thaw completely.


    • Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius). Line a cookie sheet with Parchment Paper.
    • Roll out the puff pastry, and gently roll a couple of times with a rolling pin, then fold over the edges (1/2 inch 1 1/2 cm) to form a border, brush the pastry with 1 or 2 tablespoon of milk and prick the dough with a fork.
    • In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and brown sugar.
    • Peel and core the apples and thinly slice (not paper thin), toss with lemon juice, add the melted butter and cinnamon mixture, toss gently to coat the slices.
    • Line the pastry with the sliced apples, drizzle any remaining mixture in the bowl on the apples. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden and cooked. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream if desired. Enjoy!


    Be sure to watch the Video at the top of the post!


    Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 27mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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    Updated from October 6, 2016.



    1. You say: “Coat well each slice of Apple and place one slice on each square. ”. What “square” are you referring to??

    2. 4 stars
      Hi: This looks really good. Just one thing though, how about adding about 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg with the cinnamon. Try it, you’ll like it.

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