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

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.
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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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