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

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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