We love this easy apple tart recipe with phyllo dough! It’s packed with cinnamon sugar apples and an incredible apricot glaze. The glaze pairs perfectly with the rich apple flavors! Also, this apple tart has a crispy, crunchy, flaky, and airy crust from the phyllo dough. This recipe is a lightened up version of a traditional apple tart but still has all of the delicious flavors you are looking for!
How To Make Apple Tart With Phyllo Dough
This apple tart recipe is easy to make! First, thaw out the frozen phyllo dough sheets in the refrigerator the night before making this recipe. Or, let the phyllo dough sheets sit for a few hours at room temperature the day of making the recipe.
Then, evenly slice the apples and place them in a large bowl. After that, add the lemon zest and lemon juice to the bowl with the apples and mix. In another bowl, combine the brown sugar or golden monk fruit, nutmeg, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
Next, melt the light butter and use it to evenly coat all of the phyllo sheets. Make sure that each phyllo sheet is buttered. On the final sheet of phyllo dough, add the cinnamon sugar combination and evenly spread it out. Then, place the apples next to each other horizontally. After that, combine the apricot jam and water in a bowl. Use it to spread on top of the apples.
Bake the apple tart and enjoy!
Tips For Making Apple Tart
Which Jam To Use For Glazed Apple Tart
This apple tart recipe is delicious with the apricot glaze! We spread some apricot jam on top of the apples before baking them. This added an amazing sweet flavor to the recipe. If you don’t have apricot jam, feel free to substitute it for orange marmalade, pear jam, or quince paste. All of these will work perfectly in this recipe and complement the flavors of the apples! Also, we mixed the jam with one teaspoon of water to thin it out. If your jam is not thin enough to spread, you can add a little bit more water.
What Are The Best Apples For Apple Tart?
There are a few different types of apples that work best for apple tarts. My favorite apples are pink lady apples. I always have them on hand because I love the flavor of them. I used them in this apple tart recipe. Some other apples that work well in tarts are Braeburn, Jonagold, and Honeycrisp apples. Also, make sure to use medium or large apples in order to completely cover the phyllo pastry sheets.
What’s The Difference Between Pies and Tarts?
This apple tart recipe is flaky, crunchy, and flavorful! Pies have thick crusts on both the top and bottom while tarts have thinner crusts than pies. We lightened up this apple tart recipe by using phyllo pastry sheets. They are thinner than both pie and tart crusts. This makes the apple tart extra crispy!
Tips For Using Phyllo Dough
How Do You Use Phyllo Pastry Sheets?
Phyllo pastry sheets have many great uses! We used them as the base of this apple tart recipe! Also, phyllo pastry sheets can be used to make our delicious sweet and savory brie bites. When using them it is important to butter or spray each sheet with oil. This makes them crunchy once baked!
Is Phyllo Dough Healthier Than Pie Crust?
Yes, phyllo dough is healthier than pie crust. We used phyllo dough to lighten up this recipe. Phyllo dough is much thinner than pie crust. It makes the perfect apple tart.
How Many Layers Of Phyllo Dough Should I Use?
This apple tart recipe is made with phyllo dough sheets. We used ten phyllo sheets in this recipe and stacked them. Just make sure to completely butter each sheet before stacking. The last sheet is where you will spread the sugar topping, add the apples, and top them with apricot jam.
Can I Use Oil Instead Of Butter For Filo Pastry?
We melted light butter for this recipe. Then, we brushed each phyllo sheet with it. However, feel free to use an oil sprayer in this recipe. If you do this, I recommend using coconut, avocado, or olive oil. Also, make sure to spray each sheet with oil.
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4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories125
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
- Cholesterol 3mg 1%
- Sodium 175mg 8%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 3.1g 13%
- Sugars 14.3g
- Protein 2.1g 5%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.