How To Make An Easy Amaretti Apple Tart

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go-to dessert when I want to impress. It ticks all the boxes; It tastes fantastic, looks great, and is far easier to make than it may appear.

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great, is simple to make and tastes amazing.

What are Amaretti biscuits?

Amaretti biscuits are traditional Italian almond flavoured macaron biscuits. The word Amaretti means ‘little bitter things’, and these hard cookies are perfect served after dinner with coffee or a liqueur. 

Amaretti biscuits were first created in the early 1700’s in Venice, as an emergency wedding treat by a baker, who only had eggs, apricot kernels and sugar in the building at the time the priest arrived. Today Amaretti biscuits are still made in the same way, with apricot kernels giving them their trademark almond flavour rather than them containing the nut itself.

There are lots of recipes using Amaretti biscuits on the internet, but I favour using them either as a crunchy base as I have with this apple tart or added to crumble topping.

 

 

What you need for the Amaretti Apple Tart base:

150g Plain flour

 75g Unsalted butter plus extra to grease the tin

 75g Caster sugar

 60g Amaretti biscuits

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great, is simple to make and tastes amazing.

 

What you Need for the Amaretti Apple Tart topping:

800g even-sized apples. Here I am using Pink Lady apples

 60g caster sugar

 1 tsp ground cinnamon

 25g butter, melted

 26cm loose bottom flan tin, greased

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great, is simple to make and tastes amazing.

 

How to make Amaretti Apple Tart

To make the Amaretti biscuit base, crush the Amaretti biscuits finely. I find popping them in a bag and use a rolling pin to crush them works well. 

Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar and the crushed Amaretti biscuits.

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, is simple to make and tastes amazing.

 

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 think the red skins look pretty. I probably would, however, if I was using an apple such as a Bramley.

Take an apple quarter and slice it finely, holding the slices together as you cut. Repeat with the rest of the apples.

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great, is simple to make and tastes amazing.

 

Once all the apple quarters are prepared, take a section and, pushing down on it gently, fan the slices out slightly and arrange them neatly on top of the biscuit base. Try not to leave any of the Amaretti base uncovered and remember the slices will shrink as they cook.

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great, is simple to make and tastes amazing.

 

Note: This Amaretti apple tart recipe is very forgiving so don’t worry if your slices are a little uneven. Once cooked, the apple slices always look pretty even if they were a bit unruly when they went in the oven.

Once you have arranged the slices to your liking, brush them with the melted butter, and sprinkle over the mix of the sugar and cinnamon.

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great, is simple to make and tastes amazing.

 

Pop onto a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven 180C for 30-40 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 crème fraiche.

 

Amaretti Apple Tart is my go to dessert recipe when I want to impress. It looks great, is simple to make and tastes amazing.

 

 If you have enjoyed our Amaretti apple tart recipe, you might also enjoy our Summer Berry Pavlova and 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.

 

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36 comments

Scarlet August 24, 2020 - 4:05 pm

This is such a pretty tart! And I love the use of fresh apples. That makes it a fairly healthy treat too!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 2, 2020 - 9:47 pm

Thank you Scarlet, I count it as a healthy treat too 🙂

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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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