Shredded Apple Custard Tart

Preparation info
  • Makes one 25 cm tart,


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

I remember the pastry chef at the hotel where I worked in Zurich in the early 1970s improvising a tart like this one afternoon when we didn’t have a lot of work to do.

It’s also a model for tarts made with other fruits.


  • 3 large tart apples such as Granny Smith, about 675 g
  • 70 g sugar</


  1. Set a rack in the lowest level of the oven and preheat to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. Pare, halve, and core the apples. Set a box grater in a shallow bowl and grate the apple halves over the grater’s largest holes, or use the largest grating blade of your food p