This Mediterranean Apple Rose Tart is one of my favorite recipes that I’ve created for my blog. The inspiration for this recipe came from my mother’s apple roses, which she used to make for special occasions. She always used the most beautiful apples for these tarts, and I’ve tried to recreate the same effect with this recipe. The tart crust is a combination of almond flour, butter, and a hint of cinnamon, and the filling is made with a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. The tart is finished with overlapping apple slices that form a beautiful rose pattern. This tart is the perfect dessert for any occasion!
- For a vegan version of this tart, substitute the butter for a vegan butter alternative.
- For a gluten-free version of this tart, substitute the almond flour for a gluten-free flour blend.
- If you don’t have a tart pan, you can also use a 9-inch pie plate.
- For a sweeter tart, add 1/4 cup of honey to the filling mixture.
- For a spicier tart, add 1 teaspoon of ground ginger to the filling mixture.
- For a more intense apple flavor, use a mixture of apples, such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Golden Delicious.
Top Mediterranean Apple Rose Tart
- 9-inch tart pan, rolling pin, parchment paper, pastry brush, pastry blender, measuring cups, measuring spoons
- 1 cup almond flour
- 0.5 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 0.25 cup brown sugar
- 3 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, melted butter, and cinnamon. Mix until a dough forms.
- Press the dough into a 9-inch tart pan and prick the bottom with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine nutmeg, brown sugar, and apples. Mix until the apples are evenly coated.
- Remove the tart pan from the oven and layer the apple slices in a rose pattern on top of the crust. Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove the tart from the oven and let cool before serving.