Friday, September 26, 2014

Caramel Apple Tart

Personally I get a little apple crazy this time of year, whether it's buying them from the Farmers Market or apple picking. I have bowls of apples everywhere and sometimes need to use them up (so I can buy more of course!). This is one of my favorite ways to use's like a Caramel Apple in a pie crust. Other than peeling and slicing the apples it's not hard to throw together!

With this Caramel Apple Tart, traditional apple pie takes a twist that will take you back to your childhood.  Tart, juicy apple paired with sweet, gooey caramel - walnuts and cranberries add a grown-up touch.  

photography by Paul Gelsobello Studio

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12

1 can Baker's Joy non-stick spray with flour 
1 prepared pie crust
3/4 cup caramel sauce
5 large Golden Delicious or other baking apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375˚F.  Spray 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom with Baker's Joy spray.  Unroll pie crust and evenly line tart pan, gently pressing sides of dough into pan.

Spread 3/4 cup caramel sauce over bottom of crust.

Toss apples with cranberries, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Arrange apple mixture over crust.  Brush top with heavy cream and sprinkle with walnuts.

Bake tart 55 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool tart to room temperature.  Drizzle with additional warm caramel sauce before serving, if desired. 

recipe developed for Baker's Joy
food stylist - Catherine Paukner
creative direction/food stylist assistant - Lauren Dellabella
prop stylist - Heather Bean

Here are a few other fall inspired recipes you might like:

           Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes


  1. Hi, I found this on FoodGawker and was hoping I could get your permission to post the recipe on my instagram recipe page (@foodie_recipes) as it looks delicious! I will tag you in the photo and put your website address on the post! Hope this is okay, thanks :) x

    1. Hi Liv, Sorry I didn't see your message sooner. You absolutely have my permission to post the recipe with tags and website address. I'm glad you liked it, it's one of my favorites. Please let me know when you post, if possible.

    2. That's okay, don't worry! I'm posting it now!
      Liv x