Photo: Charles Masters
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 wedge)

This free-form pie comes together quickly with the help of store-bought crust.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Roll dough to a 12-inch circle; place on a 12-inch pizza pan. Brush dough with 1 tablespoon jelly. Place pan in freezer for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Scrape seeds from vanilla bean. Combine seeds, brown sugar, and nutmeg in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar mixture over dough. Arrange apple slices in concentric circles on prepared crust. Sprinkle apples with the remaining sugar mixture. Bake at 425° for 35 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown.

Step 4

Brush remaining 2 tablespoons jelly over hot tart. Cut into 8 wedges; top each wedge with 1 teaspoon crème fraîche.

Ratings & Reviews

chachtx's Review

January 13, 2014
This was very good & easy recipe. I used my apple slicer/corer and then thinly sliced the wedges. I liked that it isnt a heavy dessert but tastes great. I dont think its fantastic enough to serve on Thanksgiving but is a good weeknight or just cause dessert.

carolfitz's Review

December 26, 2012
On the ingredient list it should read: apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced.

AndreaShark's Review

November 20, 2012
I made this last Thanksgiving. It was a big hit. Everyone ate my apple tart, while the bakery apple pie remained largely untouched. I did not use creme fraiche - I'm not really familiar with the taste, and I could not find it in the store. I bought heavy whipping cream to make my own less sophisticated, but still darned tasty whipped cream. Assembling this was easy - especially since the pie crust is store bought. I did spend a lot of time cutting the apples. I sliced them on my mandolin, but I wasn't sure about removing all of the tough parts relating to the seeds. I ended up taking a paring knife to every slice, which was time consuming. There must be a better way.

sasha58's Review

November 10, 2011