A delicious Paleo, dairy-free, and gluten-free rustic apple tart that will please everyone at the table. It’s made with an almond flour crust topped in jam and sliced apples. Yum!

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I made this Paleo Apple tart recipe twice in one day just so I could share this amazing apple tart with you guys.

This almond flour apple tart recipe is based off of my mother’s French tart recipe, which is a family favorite.

It has a crisp “buttery” tart crust, topped in a layer of sugar-free jam, and a layer of melt-in your mouth baked cinnamon apples.

It’s elegant, delicious and just a delicious gluten-free apple tart that is made with healthier ingredients.

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There is a lot of reason to celebrate when it comes to this Paleo Apple Tart recipe.

For starters, it’s the first Paleo tart that I’ve made that has reminded me of the French apple tarts that my mom is famous for. ( She is from France by the way… so they are legit.)

I used her recipe as inspiration and “paleoified” it. Aka, I made it dairy-free, gluten-free, and grain-free.

Another reason to celebrate is that I got this healthy apple tart recipe posted before Thanksgiving! So now I can eat this for Thanksgiving 🙂

I have been unable to eat my mother’s amazing apple tarts in the past when I had to be dairy-free and I love that this tart is now an option for all those that have to be or choose to be gluten-free or dairy-free.

And lastly, it’s actually really easy to make this recipe that looks and tastes super complicated and fancy.

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Ingredients needed for this Paleo Apple Tart recipe:

  • almond flour
  • tapioca flour
  • coconut flour
  • non-hydrogenated plant based organic shortening
  • salt
  • coconut sugar
  • egg
  • water
  • sugar-free jam
  • apples
  • cinnamon
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How to make this Gluten-free apple tart:

Ok, to start, you are going to need to make the pie/tart crust.

To do this, all you have to do is put all of your flours, the plant based shortening, salt, and little coconut sugar into your food processor and mix. Then, you add some water and an egg and mix again.

And your tart crust is done!

Note: I’ve only attempted this tart using the Nutiva plant-based shortening which is made out of a mixture of red palm and coconut oil.

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Next, you need to manually press the tart crust into a tart dish, poke some holes in it, and push the sides against the side of the tart dish.

And now you can add your tart filling!

The women in my family always add jams to our tarts, so I wanted to do this here as well.

So, you’ll add a layer of sugar-free jam on top of your tart crust. I like the St. Dalfour brand. I also like using their black raspberry flavor.

Apricot jam is also BOMB here, but more of a summer option.

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Then you’ll need to add a layer of sliced apples. I like placing them in a circular pattern because it is pretty.

And lastly, you sprinkle the apples with a mixture of coconut sugar, cinnamon and water, so they can caramelize while baking.

My sister gave me to tip to sprinkle some water on top and it works wonderfully!

I hope you enjoy this Paleo Apple Tart as much as my family does. 🙂

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Other healthier tarts you may enjoy:

This Almond Jam Tart from Salted Plains is gluten-free and Vegan and made with healthy simple ingredients.

I love the recipe for The Best Paleo Nectarine Tart . It tastes like summer but in gluten-free, dairy-free form.

Other Paleo apple dessert recipes you may enjoy:

This Cinnamon Apple Cake { Paleo, GF } is laced with cinnamon and apple flavors for a warm yummy treat.

These Paleo Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins taste like cinnamon apple donuts and are ammmazing!

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Paleo Apple Tart (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


Crust Ingredients

Tart Filling Ingredients


  • Preheat your oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a 9.5 inch round tart pan ( I used a le creuset tart dish and it worked great.)
  • Add 3/4 cup almond flour, 1/2 cup tapioca flour, 3 Tbs coconut flour, 1/2 cup non-hydrogenated plant based organic shortening, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp coconut sugar to a food processor. Mix until fully integrated. It should be thick and creamy looking.
  • Add 2 Tbs of water and 1 egg to the food processor and and mix. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  • Take the pie crust mixture out of the food processor and roll it into a ball in your hands. Put the ball into the center of the tart dish and push it gently into the pan until it has been evenly distributed. I find that it helps to have slightly wet hands to do this so it doesn't stick too much. Also, make sure there aren't holes in the crust when you are pushing it into the dish.
  • Then, poke the pie crust with a fork to make small holes all around the bottom of the pie dish, and push the pie crust into the sides of the tart dish with a fork.
  • Next, add 1/3 cup of jam on to of the prepared pie crust and evenly distribute it with the back of a spoon.
  • Add the sliced apples on top of the jam. Make sure to overlap them while placing them in a circular pattern. It helps to save the smaller apple slices for the middle of the pie.
  • In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbs water, 1 Tbs coconut sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon together. Evenly pour this mixture on top of apples in the tart.
  • Bake the tart until golden, about 45 minutes. Then let the tart cool before serving.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: almond flour tart, dairy-free apple tart, french apple tart, gluten-free apple tart, paleo apple tart