Apple & Caramel Tart – My Family Ties

Apple & Caramel Tart

With Dulce De Leche

Apple tart is a comforting family dessert, and for this recipe I added the caramel taste with Dulce De Leche, a cooked condensed milk that gives a lovely sweet flavour paired with the tartness of the apples. 

The smell of this recipe when it is baking is so divine and I have to say that although I am not an expert at the lattice work this was very simple to do and turned out quite well.  My daughter’s particularly loved this recipe and I know they will ask for it again as it went very quickly. 


For The Pastry

  • 220 g butter at room temperature
  • 60 g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling on the tart before putting in the oven
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 350 g plain flour

For The Filling 

  • 1 lemon, juiced 
  • 1 kg cooking apples, cored, peeled and sliced.
  • 110 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tin of Dulce De Leche (cooked condensed milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour


  • Peel, core and slice the apples and lay onto a paper towel, you can sprinkle with a little lemon juice to stop the apples browning, and cover with paper towels while you make the pastry.
  • To make the pastry, add the butter and the sugar to a bowl (or in a food mixer) and beat until combined.
  • Add one egg and combine and then add the flour and mix with a wooden spoon until you can gather the mixture together into a ball.
  • Using your hands work the dough into a ball and then wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 40 minutes.
  • Once the pastry is ready to work pre-heat the oven to 170 C/gas mark 5.
  • Add the sugar, cinnamon and warmed dulce de leche into a bowl and stir.
  • Roll the pastry out to fit your tart tin and reserve about 1/3 to decorate the top.
  • Using your rolling pin to help you, add the pastry to the tin to fit, leaving a slight overhang.
  • Add the apples to the tart layering them and then spoon on the sugar, cinnamon and dulce de leche mixture, reserving some to warm and drizzle over the tart when you serve.
  • Roll out the remaining pastry and using a knife shape into long lines for the lattice work on the top of the tart. 
  • Add these to the tart and weave the lengths into each other.
  • Using a star cutter, cut out the rolled pastry into star shapes and add to the lattice work.
  • Beat the remaining egg and brush the pastry with it, then sprinkle with a little sugar.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown, and serve with cream and a little warmed dulce de leche sauce.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my Apple & Caramel Tart, is this something that you like to bake for your family? I would love to hear your thoughts on this recipe. 
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  1. November 14, 2014 / 10:58 pm

    Oh I love a tart! This looks lovely and I really like the stars – such great presentation x

  2. November 15, 2014 / 3:43 am

    I've got loads of apple at the moment – this would be a great use for them.

  3. November 15, 2014 / 7:54 am

    Looks so delicious. I'd love it with cream.

  4. November 16, 2014 / 5:21 pm

    This looks fantastic!! Making me hungry!

  5. November 26, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    oooh lovely. Looks perfect. x

  6. January 13, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Oh my this looks beyond devine!! Ill just throw away my diet plans and attempt it this weekend! x

    • January 13, 2015 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you Maria, I'm on a healthy eating plan for the New Year but I am allowing myself to have one day off a week, and I had a slice of this! 🙂

  7. January 13, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    Loving the stars on the pastry so pretty. I bet it tasted lovely

    • January 13, 2015 / 2:33 pm

      Thank you Alison, it is lovely with the caramel 🙂

  8. January 13, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Oh my goodness gracious me what a gorgeous looking tart! I so desperately want! I'm being sensible and trying to lose a few pounds and haven't had anything lovely like this in such a long time… beautiful! #TastyTuesdays

    • January 13, 2015 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much Elizabeth, I have allowed myself one day a week for a treat so this is it this week! 🙂

  9. January 13, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Wow this is one of my desserts of choice and yours looks fantastic! I'd order it in any restaurant! #tastytuesdays

  10. January 13, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Oh wow what an absolute beauty, you are such an accomplished baker. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    • January 14, 2015 / 2:51 pm

      Thank you very much, I really appreciate that xx

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