Making a perfect apple rose tart is no easy feat. But with the right ingredients and a bit of patience, you can whip up a delicious dessert that will impress your family and friends. I’ve been perfecting this apple rose tart recipe for years, and it has become a family favorite. I love the sweet and tart flavor of the apples combined with the flaky crust. The apple rose petals are simply stunning and are sure to be a showstopper at your next gathering.
To make this tart, I start with a homemade crust. I mix together flour, sugar, and butter, and then press the mixture into a tart pan. Once the crust is in the pan, I blind bake it until it’s golden brown and flaky. While the crust is baking, I prepare the apple rose petals. I slice apples into thin slices, and then coat them with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I then arrange the apple slices in a rose shape and bake them until they’re soft and golden. Once the tart is cooled, I arrange the apple rose petals on top and sprinkle with extra cinnamon sugar.
This apple rose tart is one of my favorite desserts and I know you’ll love it too. So go ahead and give it a try – I’m sure you’ll be impressed with the result!
• To make a vegan version, use vegan butter and substitute the sugar for your favorite vegan sugar.
• Add a sprinkle of chopped nuts to the top of the tart for some extra crunch.
• You can use any type of apples you like, but I find that Granny Smith apples work best for this recipe.
• If you don’t have a tart pan, you can use a 9-inch pie dish as a substitute.
• Make sure the butter is cold when you make the crust – this will help it stay flaky and crisp.
• When you slice the apples, try to get them as thin as possible. This will help them cook evenly and look beautiful when arranged in the tart.
• Blind baking the crust before adding the apples is essential – this will help the crust stay crisp and not get soggy.
Expert Baked Apple Rose Tart
- 9-inch tart pan, parchment paper, rolling pin, and serrated knife
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 0.5 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3-4 medium apples, cored and thinly sliced
- 0.333 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 0.25 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch tart pan with butter or non-stick spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, butter, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until it looks like small pebbles.
- Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
- In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place the thinly sliced apples in a large bowl and sprinkle with the cinnamon mixture. Toss to coat the apples.
- Arrange the apples in a circular pattern in the tart pan, overlapping the slices slightly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the apples are soft and golden.
- Let cool before serving. Enjoy!