How to Make a Wonderful Amaretti Apple Tart

by Sarah - Craft Invaders


Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great and tastes amazing. Everyone who tries it loves it!

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert when I want to impress. It ticks all the boxes; it tastes amazing, looks great, and is far easier to make than it may appear. I always get compliments when I serve it, and, I think it’s the only recipe I’ve phoned up a stranger for, after they brought it along to a dinner party I was at, many years ago. So thank you to the nice lady who gave me this recipe!

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great and tastes amazing. Everyone who tries it loves it!

 

What you need for the Amaretti Apple Tart base:

150g Plain flour
75g Unsalted butter
75g Caster sugar
60g Amaretti biscuits

What you Need for the Amaretti Apple Tart topping:

800g even sized apples, the original recipe uses Bramleys, I use whatever I have; here I am using Pink Lady apples
60g caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
25g butter, melted
My loose bottom flan tin is 26cms

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great and tastes amazing. Everyone who tries it loves it!

 

To make the base, crush the amaretti biscuits finely (I pop them in a bag and use a rolling pin to crush them). Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar and biscuits. If you have a food processor you could just throw it all in! Press this mixture firmly into the base of your greased tin.

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great and tastes amazing. Everyone who tries it loves it!

 

Prepare your apples by cutting into quarters, peeling them if you choose and coring them. You will see from the photos I didn’t peel mine on this occasion, as I thought the red skins would look pretty, I probably would however, if I was using an apple such as Bramleys.

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great and tastes amazing. Everyone who tries it loves it!

 

My instructions then say… ‘Take an apple quarter and slice it finely, holding the slices together as you cut. Repeat with the rest of the apples. Once all your quarters are prepared, take an apple section and, pushing down on it gently, fan the slices out slightly’. It never quite happens like this for me, so what I do is slice each quarter into 5 or 6 pieces, and then arrange them as neatly as I can on top of the biscuit base. Fortunately, the recipe seems to be very forgiving, and the amaretti apple tart always comes out looking pretty for me, however uneven the slices appear while I am cutting them!

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great and tastes amazing. Everyone who tries it loves it!

 

Once you have arranged the slices to your liking (do try not to leave any base uncovered) brush the apples with the melted butter and sprinkle them with a mix of the sugar and cinnamon. Pop onto a baking sheet and stick in the oven. I cook in an old aga, so I am used to ignoring temperature and timing guides, but my original recipes suggests 200C for 30-40 minutes. In the hot oven of the aga it usually takes about 30 minutes. It is ready when the apples are soft and have a little colour to their edges. Leave to cool before removing from the tin, and then serve with cream or creme fraiche.

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great and tastes amazing. Everyone who tries it loves it!

 

 If you have enjoyed our amaretti apple tart recipe you might also enjoy our Summer Berry Pavlova or our Raspberry and Hibiscus Jelly desserts.

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great, is simple to make and tastes amazing. Everyone who tries it loves it!

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34 comments

Tara September 12, 2016 - 1:36 am

This looks absolutely delicious! I just bought two baskets of apples at the farmer’s market. My kids usually just eat them plain, but I may have to set some aside for this. It would definitely be the star of the show at my next dinner party. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 12, 2016 - 12:54 pm

It really is my favourite dessert recipe Tara, let me know if you try it 🙂

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Linda at Mixed Kreations August 10, 2016 - 9:52 pm

Oh this looks amazing and delicious! You can’t tell at all that the slices are uneven. It’s almost to pretty to eat.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders August 12, 2016 - 12:09 am

Thanks Linda, it’s actually really forgiving – the slices always look better once they are cooked even if they are a little uneven beforehand 🙂

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Kellie August 10, 2016 - 9:28 pm

Yes this does impress! You say it is easy? I’ll make a GF version, this looks amazing!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders August 12, 2016 - 12:08 am

Oh would love to hear how the gf version turns out Kellie, sure it’d be great – in fact you’ve just put an idea in my head for something I might play around with myself, thanks!

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Kellie August 12, 2016 - 12:38 am

I’ll look into figuring out the crust. If you figure it out first let me know.

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Debbie August 4, 2016 - 4:10 pm

Hi Sarah, this does look good. Bet my apple slices won’t look so neat though!

xx

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Sarah - Craft Invaders August 5, 2016 - 6:26 pm

I always think mine look a mess when I am cutting them Debbie, but the tart is really forgiving, and always looks great when it comes out of the oven 🙂

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Thomas J April 22, 2016 - 4:10 pm

I love the way you put the apples together!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 23, 2016 - 2:13 pm

Thanks Thomas, it’s a lovely dessert, and is actually pretty simple to make 🙂

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Abbey Michelle April 15, 2016 - 2:43 pm

Oh my god NOM! I really shouldn’t be looking at food – I just disgracefully ate a Burger King due to extreme hunger at a work event! At least this has apples… 🙂 #BloggerClubUK

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 17, 2016 - 11:15 pm

Yep this counts as one of your 5 a day (in my mind, anyway). I spend so much time looking at food on the internet, I’m always hungry lol

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Lisa (BadMammy.com) April 14, 2016 - 8:48 pm

This looks incredible, drooling just from the pictures! Adding to my Pinterest to make at some point.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 14, 2016 - 9:24 pm

It tastes so good Lisa, it’s the only dessert I remember trying for the first time and thinking that it was totally amazing 🙂

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absolutely prabulous April 14, 2016 - 8:48 pm

Boy am I glad I finally joined that FB thread. This looks amazing and even though I’m competent at desserts, I rarely make them and keep telling myself I must at least make one for our special family dinner on the weekend. Fab!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 14, 2016 - 9:23 pm

What a lovely comment, thank you 🙂 It is such a brilliant recipe, let me know if you try it – I’m sure everyone will love it 🙂

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Kathryn March 22, 2016 - 2:35 pm

What a beautiful dish! Fit for any kind of company or celebration! And much prettier than a pie. Are the Amaretti biscuits like shortbread? I’m wondering if that would be a good substitution.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 24, 2016 - 1:13 pm

Amaretti biscuits are a hard italian version of a macaroon, so they contain almonds and egg whites (I think). Something like a hard, ginger biscut would be a good substitution I think, Kathryn. Let me know what you use if you try it x

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Mary-the boondocks blog February 16, 2016 - 6:35 pm

This is just too pretty to eat, but I’ll try it anyway!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 16, 2016 - 7:57 pm

It really is a great recipe Mary – it always looks and tastes fabulous, but is pretty simple to make 🙂

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Fionnuala October 13, 2015 - 9:50 am

This looks and sounds delicious. I love the pairing of amarettinis and apple.
#kidsinthekitchen
Fionnuala from http://www.threesonslater.blogspot.com

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Sarah October 13, 2015 - 1:27 pm

It is really yummy. We crush up Amaretti biscuits and put it in our crumble topping, and that’s fantastic too!

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Sara at Handy Herbs October 13, 2015 - 9:15 am

Love apple desserts and love the apple cinnamon combo too! Thanks for sharing – will be giving this a go this autumn #kidsinthekitchen

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Sarah October 13, 2015 - 1:28 pm

It really is a lovely desert – everyone will love it I promise!

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Mummyandmonkeys September 22, 2015 - 9:13 pm

This looks delicious. I have loads of apples from a tree in my garden to use up so will try this. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

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Sarah September 23, 2015 - 7:00 am

It really is yummy – you wont be disappointed !

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Marissa September 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm

This looks delicious! If I can find the time this might have to be a recipe I try. Thank you for sharing

Stopping over from #TwinklyTuesday

Marissa

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Sarah September 22, 2015 - 3:07 pm

It really is a delicious dessert! Thanks for popping by 🙂

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Nikki Frank-Hamilton September 19, 2015 - 8:37 pm

This sounds so delish! And it looks gorgeous, I am pinning this, I want to keep it handy to make again and again, I would be proud to take this beauty to any gathering! Thanks for sharing.

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Sarah September 20, 2015 - 8:38 am

It really is a delicious desert, I’m sure you will love it. Thanks so much for visiting and your kind comments 🙂

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Trista, Domesticated Momster August 30, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Delicious and nutritious which are two of my favorite things….my kids love apples so I bet they would love these! Thank you for sharing this with #foodpornthursdays!

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Sarah August 30, 2015 - 7:02 pm

My kids love it. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment x

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