Cardamom Apple Tart

This cardamom apple tart is a delicious way to celebrate apple season! This recipe is beautifully spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. It can be made in a skillet, pie pan, or tart pan. I chose to use a skillet, because it gives it a rustic look I like (read: I can be less finicky about the pastry!). 

Cardamom Apple Tart | This Healthy Table

A piece of this tart is definitely delicious on its own, but it's also great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 

I wanted to make an apple recipe this week, because I'm participating in a blogger roundup of apple recipes called #Aisforalltheapples. We're all tagging each other on Instagram, so follow along there to see some other great recipes. 

Cardamom Apple Tart | This Healthy Table

I hope you enjoy this delicious apple cardamom tart! If you make this recipe, let me know on Instagram - you can tag me @thishealthytable or use the hashtag #thishealthytable. 

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Yield: 8 servings

Cardamom Apple Tart

This apple tart is beautifully presented and delightfully spiced!

prep time: 1 hour and 15 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 15 mins


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick), plus 3 tablespoons chilled butter, diced

  • 1/4 cup ice water

  • 3 large Pink Lady apples

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the stick of butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or fork, until the mixture resembles pebbles.
  2. Add the ice water, a tablespoon at a time, and kneed to form a ball.
  3. Roll dough into a ball and then press into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  4. Core and quarter the apples. Using a mandoline or knife, cut into 1/8-inch thick slices.
  5. Add the apples, brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger to a large bowl. Toss to combine. Let sit for 45 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes. This will make the apples pliable for the rosette pattern.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. When the dough is chilled, roll it out on a floured surface. Carefully move it over to cast iron pan or pie plate. Press the dough evenly across the bottom and sides of the pan.
  7. Drain the apples. Arrange the apples in an overlapping pattern, starting from the outside and working in.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining sugar and butter across the top of the tart.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining sugar and butter across the top of the tart.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.



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