Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is from Bon Appetit magazine. My husband loves apple pie, but I wanted to try something different. I made this and had one piece. My good friend had one piece. The next morning, it was completely gone... my husband loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For caramel sauce:.
  2. Bring sugar, cream, and butter to boil in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until sugar dissolves. Boil until caramel thickens enough to coat spoon thickly, whisking often, about 10 minutes. DO AHEAD Caramel sauce can be made 5 days ahead. Cover; chill. Whisk over low heat until warm before using.
  3. For crust:.
  4. Blend flour, powdered sugar, and salt in processor. Add butter and blend until coarse meal forms. Add egg yolks. Pulse until moist clumps form. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap and chill at least 1 hour. DO AHEAD Dough for tart crust can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
  5. For filling:.
  6. Whisk first 4 ingredients in large bowl to blend. Add apples and toss until evenly coated.
  7. Preheat oven to 375°F Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 13-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch-diameter tart pan with removable bottom. Cut overhang even with top of pan sides. Press sides of dough to bring 1/4 inch above sides of pan. Arrange apple quarters, cut side down, in circle around outer edge of pan, fitting snugly. Cut remaining apple quarters lengthwise in half; stand in center of tart, fitting snugly.
  8. Bake tart until apples are tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove tart from oven; brush with some of caramel sauce. Cool tart to room temperature. Rewarm remaining caramel sauce. Drizzle tart lightly with sauce. Serve, passing remaining sauce separately.


Most Helpful

delicious! i used 9 small golden delicious apples and a 13" pan. i also used a premade crust and caramel sauce (limited ingredient availability...) and baked it for 50 minutes. It was great! not spectacular, but delivers what the ingredients give. it is gorgeous, though! thanks

chungry1 October 21, 2008

most beautiful dessert i ever made, and the easiest! because i cheated: i used purchased caramel sauce instead of homemade and it worked just as well. also--i used only 4 apples because that's all that would fit and about halfway through, i had to cover the edges of the tart with foil to prevent them from burning. but the dessert was out of this world; it disappeared in a flash! it's a showstopper, that's for sure. most apple tarts call for thinly sliced apples; this one is so chunky, so delish! will make again and again.

twopies September 20, 2008

This was outstanding! At least the one slice I managed to Everyone loved it, even my brother who doesn't like apple pie (yes, we know he's strange). I was afraid that the caramel sauce might be too sweet, but it was perfect. Served it with some whipped cream, but I think it's wonderful just as is. Oh and I used granny smiths since that 's what I had. Thanks so much.

Liara March 13, 2007

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