Rustic Fall Fruit Tart

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  • Published Nov 10th
  • Ready In50m
  • Servings8
  • Calories402
This rustic tart is full of apples, fresh cranberries, walnuts, and spices, and is baked in a cream cheese pastry.

Rustic Fall Fruit Tart Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Rustic Fall Fruit Tart for 8 servings:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed
  • 4 apples - peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup white sugar, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped walnuts, or more to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar

Rustic Fall Fruit Tart Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook30m
  • Ready In50m

To cook Rustic Fall Fruit Tart, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Rustic Fall Fruit Tart is about 30 minutes , and you can serve your Rustic Fall Fruit Tart within 50 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Rustic Fall Fruit Tart easily:

  1. 1 Place 2 cups flour in a bowl. Cut butter and cream cheese into flour using a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gently mix water into flour mixture until dough forms into a ball.
  2. 2 Mix apples and cranberries with brown sugar, white sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl until coated.
  3. 3 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  4. 4 Roll dough onto a lightly floured work surface, forming about an 11-inch circle. Transfer dough to the prepared baking sheet. Arrange apple-cranberry mixture decoratively on the dough, leaving a 2-inch rim of exposed dough. Sprinkle walnuts over apple-cranberry mixture. Fold exposed crust up and over the edge of the fruit.
  5. 5 Brush egg over the crust and around the edge of the tart; sprinkle with raw sugar.
  6. 6 Bake in the preheated oven until crust is browned and filling is tender, 30 to 35 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Cutting the butter and cream cheese into the flour can also be done in a food processor: pulse the cold butter into the flour until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Add the cream cheese and pulse until it's the size of small peas.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 402 calories; 20.8 grams of fat; 49.5 grams of carbohydrates; 6.4 grams of protein; 70 milligrams of cholesterol; 137 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Sep 30th 2018

    Delicious, beautiful. Mine came out a little dry... might either cut out the flour, or add more sugar next time? Also, I'll roll the crust a little thinner. But overall, gorgeous presentatio ...

  2. Jun 21st 2018

    I had homemade pie dough in the freezer so I used that instead of making the cream cheese pastry in this recipe. Red delicious apples cooked down and paired with the cranberries to have a ni ...

  3. Dec 12th 2016

    Every year we look for something special to made for the holidays.Made this with my daughters today. It came out perfectly, even the crust. I also found that it needed about 45 minutes to ba ...

  4. Oct 4th 2015

    Tasted just wonderful but the crust fell apart on me. Probably my fault.

  5. Sep 15th 2015

    This one is a keeper! I made it exactly as written, and the flavors were perfect! I did bake it a bit longer, more like 45 minutes, until the crust was nicely browned. Served this warm with ...