Bake Rustic Apple Tart + Keep Recipes

By Christy - September 25, 2011

Here's my recipe for a light and satisfying sunny afternoon snack. Pair with iced or hot mulled wine flavored tea. Bon appetit!

I love collecting recipes from the internet and I keep lots of recipe notebooks. Recently  I stumbled on Keep Recipes on Lifehacker. Keep Recipe is a nifty and clever online tool that allows you to "clip and save" recipes from all over the web. It also has a nice social networking feature that allows you to follow fellow foodies, friends and even famous chefs.

This is my Keep Recipes page. Hope to follow and share recipes with you soon!

Christy's Rustic Apple Tart

Pate Brisee:

  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 stick chilled butter (cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon cold water


  • 1 piece Granny Smith apple (peeled and sliced thinly)
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp calamansi juice
  • Small butter cubes ( to dot apple pie filling)

Egg wash:
  •  1 egg and 2 tbsp water
  • Vanilla sugar (for sprinkling)


1. Combine flour, sugar and chilled butter in a bowl. Mix together using a pastry blender. Add cold water until pie dough is compact and can easily be rolled.

2. Roll dough into a 10"-11" circle.

3. Season apple slices with 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp calamansi (or lemon) juice.

4. Arrange apple slices on the pie crust on a circular, fanned motion. Dot with butter cubes. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar.

5. Brush edges of pie crust with egg wash mixture. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar.

6. Bake in 350 F oven until crust turns golden brown.

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  1. Looks Delicious! Going to share & try!

  2. This was fantastic, I made it today. I have to admit that after discovering Martha Stewart's 'fail proof' flaky pie crust recipe, which necessitates allowing the dough to rest for at least an hour, I've avoided making pies unless I have a lot of time on my hands. But this came out wonderfully. Thank you!

  3. Thanks for the post about KeepRecipes! We're young and growing. Stay tuned for more fun features for clipping and using recipes in a universal, web and mobile recipe box.

    KeepRecipes Team


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