Apple Tart Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 90 MINUTES

4 ratings


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1/4 cup for filling
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, plus 2 tablespoons for crust
  • 6 medium apples, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves, jelly also works
  • 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
  • fresh mint, for garnish
  • whipped topping, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 375°F.


To make the crust:


Place 1 1/4 cups flour, butter, and 2 tablespoons sour cream in a food processor and pulse to combine. When the dough has formed a ball, pat with lightly floured hands into the bottom and sides of an ungreased 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom and 1/2-inch sides, or a round au gratin dish. Bake for about 18 minutes, until the crust is set but not browned. Let cool while preparing the filling.


Lower the oven temperature to 350°F.


To make the filling:


Peel and thickly slice the apples. Arrange the apple slices in overlapping circles on top of the crust, until it's completely covered. Overfill the crust, as apples will shrink during cooking.


Combine the egg yolks, 3/4 cup sour cream, sugar, and 1/4 cup flour and beat until smooth. Pour the mixture over the apples. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour, until the custard sets and is pale golden in color. Cover with an aluminum foil tent if the crust gets too dark. Transfer the tart pan to a wire rack to cool. When cool, remove the side wall of the pan.


To make the glaze:


Combine the preserves or jelly and orange juice. Spread with a pastry brush over the top of the warm tart. Serve the tart warm, at room temperature or chilled. Garnish with fresh mint.

Apple Tart


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4 Reviews

The PDN Web Team
The PDN Web Team 9/29/2014
Hi Trisha, thank

Hi Trisha, thanks for the comment! We updated the recipe, hope you'll give it a try now!

The PDN Web Team
The PDN Web Team 9/25/2014
Thanks for letti

Thanks for letting us know, Kathy! The recipe has been updated. You can use your favorite type of apple, any kind will be delicious in this tart! Happy cooking.

Kathy 9/22/2014
Looks awesome!!!

Looks awesome!!!! How many apples do you use, and what variety did you use? Apples aren't listed in the ingredients.

Trisha 9/21/2014
This is a terrib

This is a terrible recipe. The complete list of ingredients is not here. When you get to the custard it mentions flour and sour cream again but doesnt tell you how much! The shopping list doesnt even tell you how many apples to buy!!!

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