Sunday baking - apple tart

I had a bag of apples sitting in the fridge that were neither crunchy nor sweet and totally uninspiring to the palate. I couldn't bear the thought of eating them fresh so the next best thing was to bake them, which turned out to be the most awesome thing you can do with soggy apples.
Don't let its looks fool you. This tart is laughingly easy to make. The most tedious and time-consuming part was assembling the "petals" to form the rose. But even that is optional - if you want to save time and effort, simply overlap the layers of apples slices flat on the pastry and bake away. It'll taste just as good.

Apple tart

Ingredients  

1 sheet store-bought shortcrust pastry 
4-5 apples, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice 
50 g butter, cubed
1 tablespoon marmalade or apricot jam

Method

1. Core the apples then cut into half and slice thinly.

2. Place apple slices in bowl, add brown sugar and lemon juice. Mix well to coat and leave in fridge for a couple of hours or until apple slices have softened.

3. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Line 20 cm-round, fluted tart tin with pastry. Trim excess pastry. 

4. Assemble the apple "rose". Create the centre of the rose by rolling one apple slice tightly and placing in the centre of the pastry. Wrap a second apple slice around the first one. (If the apples have sufficiently softened this should be fairly simple, plus the brown sugar/lemon juice mixture should help the slices to stick together.) Repeat, ensuring the apple slices overlap to create the rose.
5. Once the apple slices are arranged, top with butter cubes and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until the apples are golden and the crust is cooked through.

6. Microwave the jam for 10 seconds and brush the top of the tart while hot before serving.

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71 Responses to Sunday baking - apple tart

Briseidy said...

wow! it looks delicious! and so cute!

Victoria said...

OMG Trishie!! This looks AMAZING! I know you said not to let it fool me, and it was easy to make.. but the the assembly of the petals is the most amazing thing!! This is so beautiful and looks DELICIOUS!!

If I ever make this, I'm definitely crediting you.

Victoria

Cherry Jade said...

This is so creative! :)
I hate having to throw away apples that have become too mushy or soggy, because it's such a waste.
Bookmarking this post, definitely going to try out sometime! <3

I'm not sure if I'll succeed with the rose formation... but it's worth a shot!

XOXO
Cherry Jade

Kimmie said...

Oh my how lovely!

Kimmie said...

Oh my how lovely!

Kimmie said...

Oh my how lovely!

My Garden Diaries said...

Honey it is gorgeous! I don't care what you say that looks insanely beautiful as well as tasty! SO rocking this one out! Thanks for sharing!

laura kate said...

What a GORGEOUS tart! Fabulous!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Ooh brilliant job! I actually prefer apple pie to tart, but your gorgeous pictures are certainly tempting!

honey my heart said...

not only does this look so yummy, but it's quite pretty too!

little t said...

This looks insanely good.

Anouka said...

It looks like a work of art. Beautiful!!

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Lauren said...

Oh my! What patience! Looks solo fabulously good!!

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Ann said...

THat looks so cute and yummy.
And reading the recipe it looks quite easy to do.
Maybe one of these weekends I'll try.

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

this looks so yummy! i love the way youve done it it looks pretty xx

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

I like the rose look of your apple pie. Hmm..lemon seems like an interesting addition. Looks yummy too.

::little projects in style:: said...

looks gorgeous!! why is everything so pretty when they pass through your hands?! ;)

Sharlynn said...

Beautiful pie! We have something similar made in my school almost every other week for lunch desserts! We've been baking breads and its been soo much fun! Hope to make some and share! ^^

Nancy Claeys said...

That's beautiful!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Mmmmm yummy, this looks absolutely delish and the arrangement you've made on the top is just beautiful!

Beauty Box said...

Oh goodness, I really can't believe you when you say it is dead easy. The rose design is just amazingly intricate. Well done...and it looks so classy and delicious :)

Marina said...

It maybe looks easy to make to you, but to me it just sounds amazingly hard :) But looks so yummi!!

Jane said...

Wow! That looks pretty and delicious :)

Prisilia Felicia said...

ah the food is really pretty *A* sure it tastes well too!!
you make it like it's really easy to make haha

JuanitaTortilla said...

Definitely need nimble fingers for this :D

Jeeh Trend said...

Love It!!

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Ice Pandora said...

Wow, this is by far the
most beautiful apple pie
I have seen in my life!

xx

eQ said...

Wow! Amazing! Looks really delicious :))

Energiq

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This is the most beautiful tart I've ever seen! Great job on using up the apples instead of throwing them out. I love how you made the apples look like a rose. So creative!

Chloe Moon said...

Omg that is absolutely beautiful!!! I don't know if I could bear to cut it!! The rose is so delicate and pretty!!

I have the same problem with some apples in my fridge...I just can't throw them away because they are still sorta good! I have to try this out with them!!

Beautifully done!! =)

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indie by heart said...

It looks so pretty, I wouldn't dare to eat it .. but must taste delicious too ! :)

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Rosa C. said...

Gnam. E' bella e sembra anche buona!
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Coline Chavaroche said...

OMG this seems so delicious !!!!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That is one beautiful tart and I bet it's delicious too!

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nancy said...

This is amazing! I can't believe you made it into a rose! Awesome work :)

Courtney said...

You've made it look so pretty, i'd of just thrown a few apple bits on top or something, very creative. Sounds so tasty too! x

Haddock said...

The assembling.... its time consuming... but worth it :-)

Shelley said...

Whoa, I've never seen food as pretty as this! It looks like a form of art! And it looks very delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

Sarah Jane said...

What a great way to dress up an apple pie! I really like this Trishie!

Sarah xx

Megan Price said...

This is gorgeous Trishie! I often turn unwanted perfectly good apples into pie but it NEVER looks this fantastic! Wow, I would love to try this one out!!

greenthumb said...

That looks so good, you've done a great job.

Ms George said...

Bravo that looks amazing.

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

WOW!! that looks too beautiful to eat, i'm very impressed! i wish i can do that someday :)

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Sam said...

Not only does this sound deliciously amazing, it looks so pretty too!

Maddie said...

Wow that just looks amazing! It must taste as good as it looks!

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fhenny said...

this look so nice!
thank you for sharing the recipe
i'm officially hungry now hahah
xoxo
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tinajo said...

Wow - almost too beautiful to eat! :-)

helen said...

omg my jaw dropped when i saw this. i can't believe you made that rose. so creative and beautiful!!!! :)

Kertu said...

AMAZING!! This one i have to try myself! :) Thank you for the share. <3

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paisleysummer said...

Wow! looks amazing and yummy too. How clever is that rose?! x

Camila Carneiro said...

I can't tell if this should be qualified as food or as a piece of art... I've never before seen a pie this beautiful!!
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Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Trishie, this cake looks too pretty to be eaten! I'll pass the recipe to my husband, who is the cook of the family...Take care, Caterina

Winnie said...

Oh wow, you did such an amazing job!! I'm amazed at how beautiful your tart turned out.

sonia de macedo said...

This is seriously amazing, I can't even imagine physically doing the rose petals, I'm pretty sure it would be an epic fail in my hands but it looks amazing! Go you!

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rooth said...

This is so beautiful Trishie - you could sell these!

Gloria said...

This is seriously too pretty to eat!

Gillian said...

Wow! I love a humble apple tart, but you've elevated this to something really special simply by arranging the slices as a rose.

Gillian x

ally said...

How amazing does that look?!
You are sooooo clever!!

ally said...

How amazing does that look?!
You are sooooo clever!!

Chai Chen said...

OMG so yummy Trishie!!!! I want one now!

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Irène Latoudis said...

ooooh looks so delicious! I will try this recipe out for sure!

annie said...

omgosh that looks SCRUMPTIOUS. i want to eat it so bad it looks like i'll HAVE to actually go out and make it :(
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Diva In Me said...

Oh wow! This looks yummy!! I amazed at how you fold the apples on the top of the tart. Definitely something which would take me a long time to learn =D

Mica said...

Wow I love the way the pie looks, the apple rose is stunning!


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Stephanie G said...

oh my how beautiful is that tart trishie.. you make me want to make one right now ;)

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lucent imagery said...

This is absolutely stunning! You are so talented my dear. x

K.Lee said...

looks soooo pretty. i will do this for sure! thanks!

xx,
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Sacha said...

Oh wow - that has to be the prettiest apple tart ever! ;-D

ねこちゃん said...

This apple pie looks so incredibly pretty!! I can'tw ait to try it out (: it could make a lovely birthday cake as well I think ~

Melanie said...

This is so pretty! Only ever made roses with icing, never thought of using apple. Great blog :) xx

Debie Grace said...

I like how this one looks! You are so creative. Hehe. It must taste good! :D