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Apple Crumb Tart with Cinnamon Cream

I love homemade apple pie but don't always have time to make it. For a fabulous shortcut, use a cookie mix and precooked apples. —Kim Van Dunk, Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 4 large apples, peeled and finely chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Mix first four ingredients and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Remove 1 cup mixture to a small bowl; stir in 1/4 cup flour until blended. Reserve for topping.
  • Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom and up sides of an ungreased 9-in. tart pan. Bake until light brown, 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Increase oven setting to 400°.
  • In a large saucepan, combine apples and brown sugar; cook over medium heat until apples are tender, 7-9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, raisins and remaining flour. Transfer to crust; sprinkle with topping. Bake until golden brown and filling is bubbly, 20-22 minutes. Place on a wire rack; cool at least 20 minutes.
  • For cinnamon cream, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add syrup and cinnamon; beat until soft peaks form. Serve with tart.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece with about 1 tablespoon cinnamon cream: 360 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • C
    Jul 21, 2020

    It was fun to have an alternate crust idea and I LOVE making desserts in a tart. It makes for a great presentation and gives more crust to filling ratio which I enjoy! Since it was the first time I made this, I followed the recipe ‘as is’ but I did not make the cinnamon whipped cream. We ate it straight up to see how it was without a topping. I will make it again but I will leave off the cloves. I’m just not a fan of cloves - it’s too overwhelming of a taste for my palate. I cooked the filled tart for the amount of time stated. Although my cooked apple filling still had a ‘bite’ (texture) to it, I enjoy that! I also thought the cookie mix crust held together well when cutting, even a couple days afterward. I’m glad I tried this recipe. Thanks!

  • peanutsnona76
    Nov 4, 2015

    Lovely lovely lovely. Any way you slice it, this is delicious. Adjust the sugar, tweak the spices, use pears-in any variation, this recipe is great fun! Try the original recipe first though. It's worth it.

  • Jolena
    Sep 17, 2015

    Thank you, Thank you! Thank you! ..for finally giving us back our choices of sizes to print!!!! Now I can start using these recipes again!!!!