Viva Apple Tart


  • 5 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/3 c. packed brown sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


  • 1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 10 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp. butter, cut into small cubes
  • Melted apricot preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, toss apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt together. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add melted butter and stir until dough forms. Press mixture into a 10” or 11” tart pan with a removable bottom, pressing until dough is smooth. 
  3. Arrange apples over crust, sprinkle with granulated sugar and dot top with butter. Bake until crust is golden and apples are tender, about 1 hour. Brush with melted apricot preserves.