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Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Like an apple pie without the pan, this scrumptious tart has a crispy crust that cuts nicely and a yummy caramel topping. —Betty Fulks, Onia, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 6-1/2 teaspoons cold water
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping, warmed


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add water and vanilla, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate until easy to handle, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10-in. circle. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Combine the filling ingredients; spoon over crust to within 2 in. of edges. Fold up edges of crust over filling, leaving center uncovered. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over filling. Whisk egg and water; brush over crust.
  • Bake until crust is golden and filling is bubbly, 25-30 minutes. Using parchment, slide tart onto a wire rack. Drizzle with caramel topping. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 298 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • dlynsmith9
    Jul 18, 2020

    I made this with store bought refrigerated pie crust and honey crisp apples. It was delicious and very easy to make. It only lasted 2 days, and that was only with my husband and me. I will be making this again and again.

  • Gigi
    Sep 30, 2019

    In many reviews, cooks are taking shortcuts with the crust, but I highly recommend you follow the recipe! The crust was outstanding! And I’ve been making apple pies for years. I doubled the recipe and made two. Used three Granny Smith apples. I followed recipe exactly, but needed more baking time (might have been my insulated cookie sheets). I will make again and not change a thing.

  • Robby1
    Sep 15, 2019

    This couldn't be more easier and is absolutely delicious!! I use the refrigerated pie crust and it's in the oven in no time. Just the right size for two people!

  • amehart
    Dec 18, 2018

    We all loved this! So easy to make - during apple season I made several for neighbors and family and everyone loved it!

  • Sue
    Nov 29, 2017

    This was amazing. Easy to make and everyone loved it. Forgot the Carmel but everyone said it was great withoutWill add the Carmel next time

  • Orbs
    Nov 28, 2017

    Delicious. I used Gala apples and a salted caramel ice cream topping. Thanks you, Betty, for sharing this recipe.

  • Kay7173
    Nov 12, 2017

    The amount of flour 2/3 cup with 6 1/2 T of water can not possibly be correct. I had to add more flour use less water so not to have a sticky mess.

  • fascinator
    Feb 28, 2015

    Used pie crust I had made. Was delicious with caramel sauce.

  • drago96
    Nov 27, 2013

    Love this recipe. Easy and yummy.

  • apieceofwotk
    Oct 17, 2013

    This was so easy and delicious!! Very quick to make and looks like you spent all day on it. Love the caramel drizzled over the top. Not only tasty but pretty!