Fresh Apple Tarts


These tarts are easy to make and bake. White sugar may be used in place of brown sugar.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
16 tarts


Pastry Dough:

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1116 cups unsalted butter

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Apple Filling:

  • 4 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and chopped

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 4 ounces apricot jam (if using jam, use less sugar) (Optional)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1 1/4 cups sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour but not more than 1 day.

  2. While the dough is chilling, prepare the apple filling.

  3. In a medium bowl, toss diced apples with sugar and cinnamon. Mix in walnuts.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 16 3-inch tart pans. Remove tart dough from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling out.

  5. Knead dough briefly on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 16 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 6-inch circle, and carefully fit one circle into each tart pan.

  6. Spoon an equal amount of apple mixture into each tart pan. Fold pastry over filling. Place filled tarts on a baking sheet.

  7. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Melt apricot jam and brush over finished tarts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

388 Calories
16g Fat
56g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 388
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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