Apple Tart Made with Honey

Apple Tart Made with Honey

A Warm, Crispy Easy Apple Tart for the Fall. Apple season is upon us! That means lots of cakes, pies, baked apples, and my favorite, the old-fashioned apple tart. Tarts are flaky and light, which makes them the perfect snack for after dinner, or even for a quick on-the-go breakfast. Using our Eastern Shore Honey brings just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the tart apples. As a note, we like to use darker honey in baking, so try Buckwheat, Autumn, or Bamboo.

The land of Apples and honey

It happens that every year apple season coincides with the Jewish New Year. During Rosh Hashanah we dip apples into kosher honey, to express our hope for a sweet new year. Apples are a biblical fruit referenced in the old testament. In short, the apple is an ancient rare fruit in the forest and was described as representing Israel.

Apple Tart with fork on white plate
Enjoying our Apple Tart
Apple Tart on floral tray fresh out of oven
Apple Tart on floral tray fresh out of the oven

Growing Apples on the Eastern Shore

Granny Smith apples are the best for cooking, as the tart flavor mellows out a bit and lends itself nicely to the sweetness of honey. Other great apples to use for baking include Honeycrisp, and my personal favorite, Pink Lady. These all have a firm crisp texture and slightly sour taste that will take your baked goods to the next level.

On Chesterhaven Beach Farm we have a seckel pear grove and two apple groves and plenty of apples of all varieties in the autumn of the year. Picking apples is always great fun. We drive our truck through the high fields of wildflowers and stand on the roof of the truck to get to high-hanging fruit. Late September is a perfect time for an apple tart and apple cake making on the farm.

apple tree with green apples shot on chesterhaven beach farm
Our very own apple tree on Chesterhaven Beach Farm

How to Make Apple Tart

  • Gather all of the ingredients that you will need for making this recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll out folded pastry sheet to an 8 x14 inch rectangle. Trim edges with a sharp knife. Transfer to a baking sheet; chill in the freezer.
  • Slice apples 1/4 inch thick; toss with lemon juice, honey, and cinnamon.
  • Create an egg wash by whisking egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of water.
  • Brush pastry with egg wash. Gently score a border around the pastry to create a 3/4” border. Arrange apples inside the border and dab with coconut oil.
  • Bake until pastry is golden and apples are tender about 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat the preserves with rum or water until melted. Brush apples with preserve glaze.
  • Allow cooling 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Adapting this Tart Recipe

This recipe is not perfect until you’ve added your own touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Call to your inner chef to come out and play and change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:

Slicing apple tart with knife
Best enjoyed while warm

If you decide to make this warm apple tart recipe or any variation that we’ve suggested or better yet, your very own take, why not take a photo and share it with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

macro view of apple tart