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August 8, 2019
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Sugar Glazed Apple Tart

A sweet and flaky apple tart made from scratch.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Keyword apples, tarts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Refridgerate 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author S.M. Lees


  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp unsaled butter cut into 3 equal parts
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tspn sugar
  • 1/8 tspn salt
  • 1 tbsp water ice cold
  • 2 apples cut into slices
  • 2 tbsp sugar for topping
  • 3 tbsp butter cut into small cubes, for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. For the dough, put the flour, butter, oil, sugar, and salt in a food processor and process for about 10 seconds.

  3. Add the Tablespoon of ice water and process for another five or six seconds.

  4. Remove from the bowl and form into a flat dough. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and then refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

  5. Lightly flour a work surface and roll the ball of dough into a thin layer, around ¼ inch (6 ⅓ mm) thick.

  6. Using a round cutter, or use a round bowl or lid as a guide and cut out into a nice round circle. Carefully transfer the dough to a large cookie sheet lined with a nonstick baking mat.

  7. Arrange the apple slices, alternating them nicely on top of the dough. Sprinkle the apple with sugar and put butter cubes on top.

  8. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the fruit is soft and the dough nicely browned.

  9. Some of the juice from the fruit will have leaked out onto the cookie sheet. Before it hardens and makes the disks stick to the sheet, lift the tart with a broad spatula and transfer them to a cooling rack or platter.

  10. Serve lukewarm or at room temperature with ice cream (optional).


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