Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart Recipe
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Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart Recipe

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This impressive dessert is a hit at my house. It's fast, easy and delicious! An apricot jam glaze lends a pretty sheen to the buttery pastry that envelopes tender apple and pear slices. —Jennifer Richards, Pine Beach, New Jersey
Featured In: Pear Desserts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 483 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add flour, beating just until mixture forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine apples and pear. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and spices; stir in orange juice until smooth. Stir in brown sugar until blended. Add to apple mixture and stir gently to coat.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 14-in. circle. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spoon filling over the pastry to within 2 in. of edges. Fold up edges of pastry over filling, leaving center uncovered.
  4. Bake 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Spread with apricot jam. Using parchment paper, slide tart onto a wire rack to cool. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p53

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t1955 User ID: 6323467 97048
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"mmmm nice change"

corkymonster1995 User ID: 1700978 72002
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"Very easy! Every time I make this my guests just rave about it. The crust is perfect and cardamom is a nice change of pace. I usually pop it back in the oven for a couple minutes after spreading with the jam. It caramelizes and looks prettier, I think."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 64658
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"This tart is very easy to make and delicious when eaten. My family loves it and we will be making it many more times."

ange_b User ID: 1136347 164875
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2008

"This is a great crust, very flaky. I had trouble with the crust leaking the cinnamon mixture was mostly on the parchment surrounding the tart. Any suggestions?"

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