Apple Tart with Marzipan Crumble



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream, chilled
  • 1 large egg yolk


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 ounces almond paste
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  1. Crust: Blend first four ingredients in processor until nuts are finely ground.
  2. Add butter; process until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Add cream and yolk. Blend, using on/off turns, until dough comes together. Press over bottom and up sides of 11-inch diameter tart pan with removable bottom. Pierce all over with fork.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
  5. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Bake crust until golden, pressing with back of fork every 5 minutes if crust bubbles, about 25 minutes. Transfer crust to rack; cool.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
  8. Crumble: Blend flour, almond paste and sugar in processor until almond paste is finely ground.
  9. Add butter and blend, using on/off turns, until coarse crumbs form. Transfer crumble to bowl; mix in almonds.
  10. Filling: Combine all ingredients in medium bowl; toss to blend well.
  11. Sprinkle 3/4 cup crumble over cooled crust.
  12. Top with apple mixture.
  13. Sprinkle with remaining crumble.
  14. Bake tart until top is golden, about 40 minutes.
  15. Cool for 10 minutes.
  16. Push up pan bottom to release tart. Cool. (Can be made 8 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)
  17. Serve warm or cold.

Nutritional Information: Calories: 511 Calories from Fat: 50% Protein: 8g Carbohydrate: 58g Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 244mg

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