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walnut crumble topped apple tart
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Walnut crumble topped apple tart

A crunchy, nutty topping over soft cinnamony apples, this apple tart is a delicious dessert.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 8 in uncooked pastry crust approx, see below re recipe
  • 4 apples or 3 if large
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice approx

For the crumble

  • ½ cup walnut pieces 55g
  • ½ cup quick oats 45g, 1 minute oats
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter 25g


  • First make the pastry eg this recipe, roll it out and fill the base or use a ready-made pastry shell. Chill until ready to fill.
  • Preheat oven to 375F/180C.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples relatively thinly and put them in a bowl, tossing with a few drops of lemon juice as you cut the rest. Continue until all are cut. Sprinkle over the cinnamon and sugar and toss so all slices are coated.
  • Lay the apples in the pastry shell as you prefer, such as the rose-like shape I made working from the outside in, putting a layer around the outside then circling round on top. It's not too important how they look as you won't see, just try to get it relatively flat.
  • Whizz together the walnut pieces and oats in the food processor until you get relatively fine crumbs. Add the flour,sugar and the butter in small chunks and pulse until combined. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apples.
  • Bake the tart for approx 1 hour until starting to brown and apples are tender.
  • Can be eaten warm or room temperature and it's good with cream or ice cream (my favorite is warm with ice cream).


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.9mg