Crispy Hot Apple Tart

Preparation info

  • 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The New Basics Cookbook

By Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso

Published 1989

  • About

We like our apple tarts piping hot from the oven on just a wisp of pastry. Topped with cool double applesauce, the intense flavors and contrasts in temperature elevate this tart to a new high.


  • 5 Granny Smith apples (about pounds)
  • 3 McIntosh apples (about


  1. Peel, quarter, and core 2 of the Granny Smith apples and all of the McIntosh apples. Rub a lemon half over the apples to prevent discoloration. Then cut the quartered apples into ⅛-inch-thick slices, place them in a heavy saucepan, and toss them with the juice from 1½ of the lemons.
  2. Add 2