Simple Apple Tart

Whew.  This month has been a crazy one!  I am currently writing this blog post while sitting on a train to do a show down in Baltimore because...when else would I have the time!  OK, I know it's my own fault for agreeing to do anything that anyone even remotely suggests to me.  I just can't let myself sit still for too long!

Anyhow, since I had several activities planned in October/early November,  I opted to make something simple for this month's Secret Recipe Club.  I had the pleasure of being assigned Marsha's blog, The Harried Cook, this month.  While I was intrigued by the apple and oats muffins (yes!), the walnut muffins with coffee glaze (what!), and the homemade boursin (omg!) this simple apple tart really called out to me.

Every Fall, I try to make at least one new recipe with apples.  I've really had a long, long moment with apples this year.  I've started eating several apples a week which is a lot for me, especially if you knew me a few years ago.  I knew I needed to squeeze in an apple recipe before Fall deteriorates into Winter, so this apple tart fit the bill quite nicely.

Marsha was super amazing and made the crust for this herself.  I am not quite as industrious and chose to go the store-bought route.  I swear I'll start making pie crusts soon.  Just not yet.  This tart was so delicious.  I love that the filling is custard-like and I really enjoyed it paired up with the apples.  Check this one out folks!


Simple Apple Tart
very slightly adapted from The Harried Cook

Print Recipe

  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced lengthways
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder + 1/4 teaspoon for sprinkling on top
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1 store-bought pie crust

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2) In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and the sugar until incorporated.

3) Pour in the milk, cream, vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Whisk the mixture until everything is blended together.

4) Layer the apple slices in the pie crust.

5) Pour the egg mixture evenly over the apple slices.

6) Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon over the top of the tart.

7) Bake for about an hour, or until the crust is golden and the custard has set.