Autumn Apple Tart


The crumb topping gives this apple tart a delightfully sweet crunch in every bite. I like to make it year-round, but it's especially good in fall when fresh apples are at their best. --Janet Briggs

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ cup cold butter

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 6 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices


  • cup sugar

  • 4 ½ teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons cold butter


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Combine egg and milk; gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.

  2. With lightly floured hands, press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of a 12-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Arrange apple slices in a circular pattern over dough, starting at the outer edge and overlapping slices.

  3. For topping, combine the sugar, flour and spices in a small bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm or cold.