Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is my Mom's old standby recipe. It is easy and looks good on the table, the sweetness of the apples makes it a family favourite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crust: Blend 1 cup flour, salt, sugar and butter, then add vinegar and combine well.
  2. Pat evenly into 8x8 or 9x9 pan and 1 inch up the sides.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Topping: Place grated apples in a collander and press out extra juice.
  5. Then place in bowl and add rest of topping ingredients, mix well.
  6. Spread evenly over crust.
  7. Bake in 400 degree F oven for 1 hour.
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  9. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Most Helpful

Was burning at 30 minutes in the oven. Otherwise i loved the simplicity of the recipe and old fashion taste:).

Marina No Ar November 18, 2013

I used an 8x8 glass pan and I rubbed it down with butter before adding the crust which turned out very moist for me, I think sifting the flour is key. I grated the apple for 1 apple but found that just turned it into apple mush, so I shredded the other 2 apples. I baked for 56 minutes before my nose detected a burning smell and I promptly removed the tart. I should have taken it out at 50 minutes so my advice would be to check it at 50 minutes as oven's vary. It turned out bubbly and golden brown, smelled amazing! Now to taste....yum! Very sweet and warm and melty in your mouth. Great for cool fall and winter months with your loved ones, good conversation, delicious coffee, a good book or a foggy morning.

GretchenPeach September 05, 2012

This recipe is great! I usually have all the ingredients on hand besides the apples which is a real cheap pick-up. Just took it to Easter dinner tonight and it got rave reviews, like it always does.

Talula42 April 04, 2010