Apple and almonds tart

Apple and almonds tart

By 27/02/2013

During winter time there is hardly any fruit in season but what many people always have in the house is the classic apple.

I think apples are the best fruit for cake making.  They are so versatile and delicious and can be used in many types of cakes and also in savoury dishes too.

Over the last weekend I had some friends around and I wanted a cake to go with our afternoon tea.

This tart went down very well: simple and light. I added a handful of sliced almonds to the topping which gave it a crunchy bite + it added to the flavour too.

You know that in order to make a good shortcrust pastry you need to work your ingredients very quickly to avoid overheating the pastry. And to do so it will help to mix up the ingredients with a fork first and to use your hands only in the end to combine them together and turn them into a ball.

  • Prep Time : 40 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes



On your working top put the flour, the egg, the sugar, vanilla extract and salt and stir the ingredients in well

mixing the ingredients

Add the cold diced butter and with a fork mix it in well with the other ingredients. Then working with your hands combine the ingredients well together and make them into a ball. If it feels sticky on your hands put it in the fridge for 30 minutes wrapped in cling film. Then flatten the pastry with a rolling pin

flatten the pastry

Lay the pastry on a round baking tray and pinch it all over with a fork

pastry in the mold

Spread a tbsp of jam all over the bottom of the tart

spreading the jam

Peel and finally slice the apples, mix them up with a a tbsp of lemon and a tbsp of sugar and lay them nicely onto the pastry

laying the apples

Now spread the flaked almonds all over the apples and cook the tart at 200C for 25-30 minutes until the pastry at the edge looks nice and golden.

Apple and almond tart

Make the gelatin and pour it over the apples. Let it rest until the gelatin has settled and cooled down before serving.

Apple and almond tart

Perfect for an afternoon tea or for a coffee break!

apple and almond tart

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9 Responses to Apple and almonds tart

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Concordo con te, la mela è versatile, puoi usarla sia nei dolci che nel salato! A me piace abbinarla con secondi di carne, primi e molto nei dolci! Ottima la tua crostata di mele, ideale per cominciare alla grande la giornata! Ciao

  2. Nora

    Looks really yum! I can’t see any directions on how to bake the tart… What oven temperature and how long did you bake it for?

    • Alida

      Sorry Nora I forgot to write that! Thank you for reminding me.
      Cook the tart at 200C for 25-30 minutes until golden. Ciao!

  3. Mich Piece of Cake

    What a lovely tart, Alida. Love the fresh apples which turned out so beautifully when baked. Nothing beats home made apple tarts.

  4. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    Apple tart is such a classic but also adding almonds appeals to me as I love the added texture and crunch that nuts give. Perfectly scrummy!

  5. My Italian Smörgåsbord

    lovely and simple! I loved to look at the self-explanatory step-by-step pictures and also your tip of not to overwork the pastry is invaluable. lovely lovely tart and your blog’s layout really rocks! ps: is that snow on the ground? 🙂

  6. Choclette

    Oh how lovely. I’ve not yet made an apple tart and yet they are so tasty. I like your clever spoonful of jam underneath the apples and will try and remember that because I really do want to make an apple tart.

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