Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Apple Crumble Tart (Sbriciolata di Mele)

Easy-to-make, quick and oh-so delicious apple crumble tart

For all those times you crave  homemade apple pie but don't quite have the patience nor time to make one, here is the perfect solution for you!

This crumble tart has the same delicious soft apple pieces, the same cozy cinnamon aroma, and the same buttery and crunchy (but not flaky) topping as apple pie. 
BUT it only requires 15 minutes of your time (and the majority is taken by peeling the apples!) and no special baking skills whatsoever (seriously, anyone can do this one). 
AND voila': a big fat slice of this can be on your plate in no more than an hour! 
Honestly, it doesn't get much better than this!
For this recipe I cut the apples in cubes and let simmer with a little lemon juice, cinnamon and sugar while I make the dough. 
You are welcome to skip this step if you are in a hurry, but I do like the caramelized taste of the apples and denser juice. 
For the dough, I used my food processor which make things super fast. If you don't have one, you can always do the same steps by hand and cut the butter in tiny pieces with the round tip of a knife or a pastry cutter. 
As simple as that!
Ready to try it too?!? Enjoy!

Apple Crumble Tart (Sbriciolata di Mele)

Apple Crumble Tart (Sbriciolata di Mele)

a 10 or 11 inches tart, 8 servings
Manuela Mazzocco
Prep time
15 Min
Cook time
45 Min
Total time
1 Hour
Easy-to-make, quick and so delicious apple crumble tart


  • 3 large apples
  • 1/4 cup (50 gr) light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • 3 cup (375 gr) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150 gr) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch salt
  • 8oz (225 gr) unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 egg
  • powdered sugar to decorate


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Peel and cut the apples in small cubes.
  2. Add the apples to a skillet with the brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat while you prepare the dough.
  3. In a food processor, add the flour, regular sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine.
  4. Add the butter (cold from the fridge and cut in cubes), and the egg. Pulse until the dough starts to come together in a crumbly dough.
  5. Line a 10 or 11 inches round tart pan with parchment paper or grease with butter. Add a little over half of the dough on the bottom and press down gently with a spoon or the bottom of a measuring cup.
  6. Top with the cooked apples, leaving free a 1/2 inch edge. Top with the remaining dough, pinching it in pieces between two fingers.
  7. Bake at 350F for about 45 minutes, until lightly golden on top and a the edges. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
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