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rustic apple tart with sliced almonds on top
Rustic Apple Tart with Almond Frangipane
Work Time
55 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins

With a layer of almond frangipane under the apples, it's a no-fuss combination of apple pie and French apple tart. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Pie, apple tart
Yield: 8 Servings
Calories: 145 kcal
  • 1 tube almond paste (7 oz)
  • 2 large eggs (1 egg separated)
  • 2 tbsp flour plus more for work surface
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1¼ to 1½ lbs baking apples peeled and cored
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar plus more for top
  • ¾ to 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ recipe Perfect Pie Crust
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • Whipped cream optional
  1. In a mixer bowl, beat together almond paste, 1 egg, 1 egg white, the flour and salt on high speed until fluffy, about 1 min; set aside.

  2. Cut apples into 3/8-inch-thick slices and in a large bowl toss with juice, sugar, ginger and nutmeg.

  3. Heat oven to 375°F and place rack in lower third. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll out pie crust dough into a 14-inch oval. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Spread almond paste mixture over dough, leaving a 2-inch border around edge. Arrange apple slices over almond paste. Fold over border, pleating dough and covering outer edges of apples. Freeze 10 min.

  4. In a small bowl, beat together remaining yolk and 2 tbsp water. Brush over crust. Generously sprinkle crust and apples with sugar. Top with nuts.

  5. Bake until filling is just golden and apples are tender, about 1 hr. If crust browns too quickly, cover only crust with foil. Broil until apples are slightly browned, about 1 min. Slide galette on parchment onto a wire rack. Let cool slightly before serving. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Recipe Notes


•You can substitute marzipan for the almond paste if that is what you find at the store. 

Nutrition Facts
Rustic Apple Tart with Almond Frangipane
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 98IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.