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Simple Apple Crumble Tart

This Simple Apple Crumble Tart is seriously the easiest and coziest dessert recipe ever! Warm apples and a crunchy crumble topping – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Easy Apple Crumble Tart Recipe

Full disclosure…I am not a pie baker.

I mean, I guess I like pie every now and then..but pie isn’t my main squeeze.

I guess mostly because so many pies are filled with fruit. And well fruit…

So yeah, since I don’t love pie, I don’t typically make pie that often. I mean, unless it’s something like this…where the word “pie” is used very loosely.

Anyhow, turns out that Apple Pie is like this whole big deal in the world. So while I could argue that a peanut butter cup should definitely be our country’s dessert mascot, there are thousands of people who might disagree.

And that brings me to today. You guys apparently love apple pie, so I will give you my version of apple pie.

It’s super simple…and there’s crumb topping involved. So y’all know it’s gonna be tasty.

Apple tart served in a pie dish

How to Make an Apple Crumble Tart

All you do is grab a tart pan. Or certainly use a pie pan if you want.

You’ll need one pie crust. I’m not going to get into how to make a pie crust on this day…I have been testing crusts for weeks for my book and I don’t want to give away the recipe until the book comes out. I know you’ll be waiting with bated breath. Ahem.

So anyhow, today use a store bought, or your Granny’s pie crust recipe…whatever is easiest for you.

Pie crust in a dish

Then slice up 5 Granny Smiths. Medium sized.

Sliced apples on a cutting board

Dump those in the crust, top with some cinnamon and brown sugar and then a simple crumb topping, which is just a mixture of butter, flour and sugar…

Apple tart topped with a crumb topping

Bake it up for about 45 minutes and voila…

Baked apple tart served to eat

You’ve got a gorgeous tart/pie thing…

You can legit make this recipe in about 10 minutes not counting bake time. It’s so easy for a Sunday dessert, but also impressive enough to serve to guests!

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Baked apple tart served to eat

Simple Apple Crumble Tart

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 68 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Simple Apple Crumble Tart is seriously the easiest and coziest dessert recipe ever! Warm apples and a crunchy crumble topping – it doesn’t get much better than that!


  • 1 pie crust
  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch a salt


  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour


  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Line 9″-10″ tart pan with crust, pinching along the rim to form the crust. Pile the sliced apples in the crust evenly. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle on top of apples.
  3. In another bowl using a pastry cutter or fork cut the cold butter, brown sugar and flour together until it forms a coarse sand consistency. Then using your hands form the mixture into larger crumbs. Sprinkle that on top of cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes until top is lightly browned and the crust is golden.
  5. Allow to cool before slicing.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 284
  • Sugar: 41.3 g
  • Sodium: 49.1 mg
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.5 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.4 mg

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20 comments on “Simple Apple Crumble Tart”

  1. Made this tonight but I didn’t have enough apples…I have a 12″ tart pan so I added
    some apple sauce and added an extra 10 min at a reduced temp of 350*…Came out perfect…Thanks…

  2. I made this on Saturday and it was delicious!! I used a ready made pie crust and it was perfect. So easy and so good! Thank you for the recipe.

  3. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

    I’m with you on the whole pie thing, I can usually take it or leave it. Too much time involved and I’m lazzzzzy. I love how easy this is to just throw together so I’m def making this asap! Pinned and shared on FB!

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