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A Taste of Autumn- Simple Apple Tart Recipe

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Apple picking is one of my favorite activities to do during the Fall.  Here is a perfect way to bake some apples with my, A Taste of Autumn- Simple Apple Tart Recipe.


Mmm… there is nothing like apples baking in the oven during the Fall season. The aroma coming from the kitchen makes my home smell so wonderful. But nothing compares to the taste of my Simple Apple Tart Recipe. Oh man, it’s so easy to prepare and it’s made with real butter.

Just thinking about it, makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake another one.  Oh yes, Apple Tart is that good!

When we celebrated the first day of Fall here in Florida, I couldn’t help but notice how excited people were on social media as they were looking forward to cooler temperatures. I bet you can guess what happened here in Florida? Nothing, nothing changed about our weather. It’s still in the 90’s but the humidity is a lot less which I love.

So over the weekend, I decided to use some apples that I picked up to make my beloved- favorite Fall dessert, Apple Tart. It’s been a family favorite for years. -And I’m so happy that my children still enjoy eating it.

I’ll admit, this recipe is spectacular because of the cinnamon-sugar flavor that’surrounds the thinly sliced tender apples but I had another reason to bake it.

Being from Central Florida and viewing the devastation that Hurricane Irma caused in my surrounding communities and then hearing from my husband who works in those towns, I was heartbroken for my fellow Floridians. Even although the eye of Hurricane Irma made a direct hit over my county with wind gusts of 109mph, my family and I were very fortunate as we learned that others were not so lucky.

My husband works in Orlando and he has seen first hand what took place in the communities that he serves. How heartfelt it was for him to see that many of these residents lost their homes by falling trees or flooded streets. There was one family in particular that stood out and I wanted to do something special for them. So that is when I decided to make this family my Simple Apple Tart Recipe. I know it’s not much but it’s something to show them that they’re not alone and as Floridians, we stand together.




Simple Apple Tart Recipe 






My Simple Apple Tart Recipe is a dessert that you can whip up rather quickly. -And honestly, it’s consumed just as fast after it’s baked. It’s flavorful with the perfect spices of the season of Fall. Apple Spice is my favorite go-to spice when baking during the Fall. Generally, there is not one baked apple recipe without it.



Serves 6

A Taste of Autumn- Simple Apple Tart Recipe

1 hrPrep Time

40 minCook Time

1 hr, 40 Total Time

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  • 3 Large Apples (Sliced thin)
  • 1/4 Cup of Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp of Apple Pie Spice
  • 1/4 Cup of Granulated Sugar (plus 2 Tsp, divided)
  • 1/4 Tsp of Kosher Salt
  • 1 Box of Graham Crackers
  • 3 Tbsp of unsalted melted butter
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 8 oz of Cream Cheese (Soften- Room Temp)
  • 2 Tbsp of Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of Apple Jelly


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add together apples (thin sliced) brown sugar, apple pie spice, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and 1/4 Tsp of salt. Let stand for 30 minutes and toss every 15 minutes. Be gentle with the apples.
  3. In a blender, add your graham crackers, melted butter, egg white, and 2 tbsp of granulated sugar. Pulse until combined.
  4. Press crust mixture into the bottom of a 9" tart pan.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven.
  6. In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese and confectioners sugar. Until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture on the top of the crust.
  7. Take your apples and drain any juices remaining.
  8. Begin arranging your apples in a circular patterns starting on the outside and then continue to a spiral shape until you've reach the center.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes. Cool and brush on apple jelly to glazed.
  10. You can serve chilled or room temperature.
  11. Enjoy






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Hi, I'm Michele. So glad to see that you stopped by Sunshine and Flip Flops. My blog is devoted to easy recipe creations for busy families like my own, traveling with family, and tips on everyday life solutions. Did I also forget to say? I'm from Central Florida, so bring on the warm weather, flip flops, beaches, and chilled beverages!

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