On the weekends I love to treat myself and my other half to something scrumptious and it makes me incredibly happy when I have some time to potter around in the kitchen and try out some new recipes.

I have been wanting to make a traditional French  apple tart for a while, but the recipes I have come across all seemed to be either too complicated or take too much time.I came across this apple tart recipe on The Simply Luxurious Life by Shannon Ables and it seemed really easy, so I thought I’ll give it a go. And I was not disappointed! It was so simple to make and the crust came out perfect as well as the combination of apples and honey made a perfect glaze finish. I added a little twist to the recipe though – I used a small cake form to add the apple tart some shape and also added some cinnamon to the apples, as for me it makes a perfect combination.

If you decide to try the recipe – I would love to know what you think!



  • 125g all purpose flour
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbls sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbls cold water


  • 1 large or 2 small apples
  • 1 tbls brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbls honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • combine all the ingredients for the dough in the food processor except water. When the dough is well mixed gradually add water. Make a ball, wrap in clingfilm and leave in a fridge for at least 30 minutes
  • preheat the oven to 200 degrees
  • peel, core and slice the apples
  • take the dough out of the fridge and gently roll using flour and sugar. I personally used my fingers to place the dough in to the cake form, but you can also roll it out if not using the form and place it on the baking paper
  • place apples on the dough so they are slightly overlapping and sprinkle with brown sugar
  • bake for 20-30 minutes until the pastry goes golden brown
  • drizzle with honey as soon as you take it out of the oven to give the tar a nice glaze
  • add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and serve. I didn’t have any ice cream on hand, so just a slice of this scrumptious apple tart with a soothing cup of tea worked perfectly well! Bon appétite!

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