Delicious Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart Recipe

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Delicious Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 20, 2023

Indulge in the delightful flavors of autumn with this rustic fruit tart. The buttery and flaky crust is filled with a combination of seasonal fruits like apples, pears, and cranberries, creating a sweet and tangy filling. This beautiful tart is perfect for family gatherings or as a dessert for any fall occasion. Follow this easy recipe and impress your loved ones with this delicious treat.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 2 cups mixed autumn fruits (apples, pears, cranberries), sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (optional, for sprinkling)
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional, for serving)


  1. In a food processor, combine flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Add the cold butter pieces and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Gradually add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough comes together. Do not overmix.
  3. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. In a bowl, combine the sliced fruits, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Toss until the fruits are well coated.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a circle, approximately 12 inches in diameter.
  7. Transfer the rolled-out dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Arrange the fruit mixture in the center of the dough, leaving a border of about 2 inches.
  9. Fold the edges of the dough over the fruits, overlapping as necessary.
  10. Brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg for a shiny finish.
  11. Optional: Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the crust for added crunch.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the fruits are tender.
  13. Remove from the oven and let the tart cool for a few minutes before serving.
  14. Serve warm or at room temperature, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Interesting Facts

  • Rustic tarts are known for their free-form shape and casual, homemade appearance.
  • Autumn fruits like apples, pears, and cranberries are rich in antioxidants and fiber, making this tart a healthier dessert option.
  • The combination of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg adds warmth and depth to the tart's flavor, perfect for chilly fall evenings.
  • You can customize the fruit filling based on your preferences or what's in season. Try adding figs, plums, or even persimmons for a unique twist!
  • This tart can be made in advance and reheated for a few minutes in the oven before serving.
  • Leftover tart can be stored in the refrigerator and enjoyed for up to 3 days, although it's best when consumed fresh.