Rose Apple Tart

I’m not sure I can explain how much I love baking and creating new recipes. It’s so completely satisfying to see something you pictured in your head manifested in an edible form.

As I sliced into one of the Rose Apples, I pictured their pink flesh layered on the top of a glazed tart.

There were a few fillings I considered for this tart: cream, custard, and frangipane to name a few. In the end, to really showcase the versatility of the apples, I decided to use an Apple cinnamon compote.

Rose Apple Tart

For Crust
1 frozen or homeade pie crust
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 Tbsp Vietnamese Cinnamon

*Traditionally tarts like this are made with a sweeter crust but since I was short on time I spread a combo of cinnamon and sugar on a frozen pie crust before spreading the compote. You can omit this and it would still be amazing.

For Apple Compote
4-5 apples, peeled, cored and diced into 1/2-inch pieces. (I used a combination of Granny Smith and Rose apples)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp Vietnamese Cinnamon
1 Tsp lemon zest
1 Tsp ground ginger and cloves
1-2 tsp rose water
2 Tbsp Coconut Nectar
2 Tbsp red wine
2 Tbsp water

For the top:
2-3 Rose apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly.

For the glaze:
1-2 Tbsp jam, (I used apple jam but you can use any kind you want) thined out with water and rose water.

Preheat oven to 425 F.

In a medium sauce pan add apples, wine, lemon juice & zest, coconut nectar, rose water, & spices. Cover and cook over very low heat for 30 to 40 minutes.

My recipe calls for more more liquid then you would normally used so it is simmered for longer to give it a chance to thicken. I also wanted an applesauce like consistency so I periodically mashed the apples. You could definitely have a chunkier compote and it’s be delicious.

Line the bottom of a 11 inch rectacular tart pan (with removable bottom) or a round 9 inch tart with pie dough.

Cover dough with parchment paper, fill with raw beans or baking chain, and bake for 15 minutes. Remove parchment paper and bean and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.

Line the pre baked tart shell with the apple compote and layer the sliced Rose Apples on top

Bake for 10 minutes at 425F and then reduce head to 350F and bake for another hour until the apples are soft and the pastry is golden. I started checking the tart at 45 minutes because my oven runs a bit hot and I didn’t want to burn the pastry.

Remove from pan from heat and tart from pan. Brush with rose and jam glaze and serve warm or room temp.

This tart is amazing with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Let me know if you try this and come back next time to see what yummy thing I’m making.💙

56 thoughts on “Rose Apple Tart

  1. Ooft this looks incredible. My stomach is rumbling just looking at the gorgeous pictures. I am noting the recipe to give this a go myself!


  2. Oh my goodness does that look amazing! And how creative. I never would have thought to put rose water in apple pie and I’ve never heard of rose apples. Looking up where I can find them and bookmarking your site! Nice job

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  3. oh wow this is most definitely going into my pinterest for next year. I love baking as well and that just looks amazing. Cant wait for baking season to come around again!

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  4. Goodness, that picture on instagram looks so good! And the recipe looks so easy to follow, I don’t think I’d screw this one up – I usually suck at making either tarts or pies, to be honest, hehehe

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  5. I have never dared to make a tart, but that will have to change, I can see this going over well with my family, served with a side of vanilla ice cream.

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