Super Quick & Easy Apple Tart


Hello everyone! I’m sure you all have been enjoying the holidays. Ours was lovely. We spent Christmas Eve with family and then Christmas day it was just Brian & I. We spent the day and into the weekend playing with our cameras. I had some apples that I’d been wanting to photograph so took this opportunity to do that. After the pictures were done I decided to make up a quick apple tart, using Pillsbury’s Ready Crust. It’s been awhile since I’ve used a ready made crust and I have to say I think they have improved it.


I pulled out my cute little mini cast iron pans from Lodge and sent to work. After rolling out the dough and cutting it to size, I popped them into their little skillets (by the way, don’t you just love the linen towel by Heirloomed Collection with their signature tab sewn on with red thread?)


The cut apples are tossed with sugar, corn starch, cinnamon and nutmeg (the vintage rolling pin is from We Are Caribou. I just love all their handcrafted wood  products)


To add more interest I decided to half the apples, then cut each half into 1/8″ slices and stack them this way and that inside the pie dough


I also left the peels on to add color to the tart


After filling the pie dough, I simply folded the excess dough over, and dotted the filling with butter. I also brushed a little melted butter to the edges of the folded over dough and sprinkled the entire pie with a little sugar.


They baked in a 400 degree oven for 35 minutes.


I think the cast iron skillets helped to create a flaky crust. I gotta say, they were delicious!


Quick Apple Tart

1 package Pillsbury Ready Crust

For filling:

About 4 apples, cored and either roughly chopped or halved then sliced into 1/8″ pieces

6 Tablespoons sugar, plus a bit more for sprinkling on the pie

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground

1/2 stick butter cut into cubes

A bit more butter melted for brushing crust

Either one 9″ cast iron skillet, or a few 6.5″ individual skillets

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough, cut to desired size, making sure to leave enough to fold over the pie filling. In a small bowl combine sugar, cornstarch & spices and set aside. In a large bowl combine apples and sprinkle the sugar/spice/cornstarch mixture over the apples and toss until all the apples are coated. Pile the apple mixture into the dough lined skillet(s). Dot the filling with butter cubes. Gently fold the dough edges in toward the center. Brush the edges with a little melted butter, then sprinkle the entire pie with some granulated sugar. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes until crust is brown and sugar is melted.



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7 Responses to Super Quick & Easy Apple Tart

  1. Barbara says:

    Looks wonderful Carol, love the little cast iron skillets. I use Pillsbury a lot when I make these type of pies. So easy and yes I think they have improved them also. They probably aren’t the healthiest but sure are easy. The photos are super awesome.

  2. Diana Foster says:

    Love tarts. This one looks fab and delish. Images are always spectacular. Food photography and you really get along!

  3. Kelly says:

    They look absolutely delish-love the dark tones Carol

  4. seabluelee says:

    Your photos are beautiful as always, and make me wish I were there to smell the fragrance of these as they were baking…and of course to taste the final results! (My mouth is actually watering right now!) By the way, I love that black and white ticking towel.

  5. barb says:

    Hi Carol Love everything you do I tried the wet towel last week it worked great so thank you. This tart looks great I am going to try soon. Ice storm today not going anyware today, but I have my new light thanks to your help in showing us how to use, so it will be a good day. Thank you friend.

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE Pics are gorgeous. Can’t wait to try the recipe

  7. Becca says:

    Hi Carol! I’ve been wanting to come over here to tell you thanks for sharing this! It looks so good, I think I’ll try it! I’ve been using the Pillsbury crusts for some time now and they always seem pretty tasty. I’d love to think I was good at making my own crust, but I always get a little intimidated. Lol Any, I do hope you and your husband have a very happy 2016! I look forward to seeing all of your lovely creations and photography! Have a great New Year’s Eve too…I will be soaking my black eyed peas over night then will probably be asleep before midnight! Lol

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