Harvest Apple Tart

No holiday meal would be complete without a festive dessert. This delicious harvest apple tart is the perfect compliment for your next holiday menu.



  • 1 stick of unsalted butter - cut into 1-inch cubes, plus 1 tablespoon melted
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons of cold water
  • 3 honeycrisp apples
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Place the cubed butter in a small mixing bowl and put it in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, add the flour, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and a tablespoon of sugar. Pulse to combine.
  3. Remove the butter from the freezer and add it to the processor. Pulse the mixture to combine for about 10 seconds. It will look and feel like sand.
  4. Add two tablespoons of cold water and pulse again until the dough comes together in a ball.
  5. Lightly flour a work surface and place the dough on top. Lightly flour the top of the dough and roll it into a 10-inch circle. Place the dough over the All-Clad C2 Copper Universal Pan. Fit the dough into the base of the pan and up the sides as evenly as possible. Cut the dough if it hangs off the rim of the pan.
  6. Place the dough-lined pan in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Using an All-Clad Forged Paring Knife peel, core, and quarter the apples.
  8. Using a mandolin, slice the apples evenly and place them into a mixing bowl. Toss with lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and remaining sugar and salt to combine.
  9. Take the tart out of the fridge. In a circular design, place the apples in the tart where they will overlap slightly.
  10. Using a silicone pastry brush, brush the edges of the crust with the melted butter and bake for roughly one hour or until the crust is golden brown and the apples have cooked down. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Pro Tip:

This tart can easily be swapped with pears. Either fruit will give you a delicious and beautiful dessert this holiday season.


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