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Apple Caramel Tart

  • Author: Bon Appetite Magazine 2006
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


This delectable dessert is better known around our house as caramel apples for adults!


  • 1 and 1/2 cups of tight packed dark brown sugar
  • 6 Tbs of unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 stick of chilled unsalted butter diced
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 large Macintosh or Golden Delicious apples
  • 1 Tbs flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom


  1. The Caramel:
  2. Boil the brown sugar, butter and 1 and 1/2 cups of whipping cream until the caramel thickens enough to coat a spoon. Whisk it ofetn. This should take about 10 minutes or so.
  3. The Crust:
  4. Put the flour, powdered sugar and salt into a food processor and mix together.
  5. Add in the butter
  6. Mix until a coarse meal forms
  7. Add in the egg yolks
  8. I added 1 extra egg yolk for a total count of 3 yolks. The crust is extremely dry as the recipe is written and can be difficult to work with. I was almost ready to add a bit of water, but didn’t, though attempting this again I probably will.
  9. Pulse the dough until moist clumps form. Then roll it into a ball, and flatten it into a disc shape.
  10. Wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  11. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 13″ and place it in the tart pan .
  12. Cut off the overhang so it’s even with the pan.
  13. Pinch the sides of the dough up to 1/4 of an inch above the side of the pan.
  14. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  15. The Filling:
  16. Peel, core and quarter the apples.
  17. Toss the sliced apples in the sugar, cinnamon and cardamom mixture until they’re well coated.
  18. Putting It Together:
  19. Arrange the apple pieces cut side down in a circle around the outside edge of the pan.
  20. Cut the remaining slices lengthwise in half and stand them in the center.
  21. Bake the tart in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour or so until the apples have gotten tender and the crust has browned.
  22. Take it out of the oven and brush the apples with some of the warm caramel sauce.
  23. Let the tart cool to room temperature and unmold it from the tart pan.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
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