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Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart Recipe

Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"mmmm nice change"

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."

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."

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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