Rose Apple Tart Recipe

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This rose apple tart recipe 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!). 

What’s Great about this Recipe

This beautiful apple rose tart recipe is a show-stopping dessert for a fall dinner party or holiday party. It serves 8 and pairs well with vanilla ice cream. It’s sweet, fruity, and well-spiced – the perfect fall dessert recipe.


Best apple dessert recipes

Apples work so well in dessert recipes because when cooked they get even sweeter! They also pair well with sugar and several spices like ginger, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Here are a bunch of wonderful ways to enjoy apples in dessert form!


How To Make a Rose Apple Tart

If you want to make a glorious rose apple tart, follow these instructions or check out the recipe below:

  • Make the Pie Crust. 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. Add the ice water, a tablespoon at a time, and kneed to form a ball. Roll dough into a ball and then press into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Thinly Slice Your Apples. Core and quarter the apples. Using a mandoline or knife, cut into 1/8-inch thick slices.
  • Make the Filling. 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.
  • Put Your Tart Together. 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. Drain the apples. Arrange the apples in an overlapping pattern, starting from the outside and working in. Sprinkle the remaining sugar and butter across the top of the tart.
  • Bake the Tart. Bake the tart for 50 to 60 minutes or until the apples and crust are golden. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

Tips for this recipe

  • The easiest way to get the rose pattern really tight is to very thinly slice your apples. Consistent, thinly sliced apples are a cinch if you use a mandoline.
  • If you want to save time, you don’t need to make your own pie crust – you can purchase a pre-made one. (skip the first four ingredients in the recipe below if you buy a pre-made crust)
  • This recipe can be made in a pie plate, tart pan, or cast-iron skillet.

I hope you enjoy this delicious apple cardamom tart!


Yield: 8 servings

Rose Apple Tart Recipe

Rose Apple Tart Recipe

This apple tart is beautifully presented and delightfully spiced!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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. Bake the tart for 50 to 60 minutes or until the apples and crust are golden.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
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