Frangipane apple tart

There’s nothing like the scent of an apple tart with cinnamon, fresh out of the oven. Yum! During the fall, we bake plenty of cakes with apples, and this apple tart with frangipane is one of the favorites. It’s really easy and it tastes wonderful. Read along here and get our recipe.

frangipane apple tart on plate with fresh apples and knife

Easy Apple Tart with Cinnamon

We’ve become really fond of making tarts with frangipane. Frangipane is an almond cream that gives a really sweet and delicious flavor to a tart, and it pairs perfectly with fruit and berry tarts.

Apple tart is no exception, and in the fall, when there are plenty of delicious Danish apples, you mustn’t cheat yourself out of trying one.

It’s a tart you can bake for Sunday afternoon coffee with the family or serve for guests as dessert after a lovely meal. Perhaps alongside a scoop of good vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

It’s something most people really enjoy.

If you have a lot of apples in your garden right now, you can also easily bake the tart and freeze it. That way, you always have a delicious cake in the freezer ready to be taken out.

freshly baked apple tart with frangipane

Ingredient notes

Apples – Opt for slightly tart as the frangipane mixture provides a lot of sweetness.

Cinnamon – I think apple tart and cinnamon go together, but if you’re not a fan of cinnamon, you can, of course, skip it or sprinkle with a bit of vanilla sugar instead.

Almonds – Frangipane is made from almonds. I make it with almonds with their skins on, so you don’t need to bother peeling almonds.

How to make frangipane apple tart?

The process for this tart is actually quite easy, but there are a few different elements you need to get right.

First, you need to make the shortcrust pastry. It needs to chill in the refrigerator before baking. If you have a food processor, it’s easy to make shortcrust pastry. You just blend butter and flour, and then add powdered sugar and salt, and finally an egg.

The shortcrust pastry shouldn’t be kneaded, just gathered, and then rolled out between two pieces of parchment paper. Place the pastry in the fridge.

Once the dough is cold, you can put it in a tart pan and prick it well with a fork before blind baking it with baking beads or dried beans.

Once the crust is partially baked, it’s time to add the filling.

First, make the frangipane by beating butter and sugar together really well. Then add one egg at a time, and finally fold in almond flour with vanilla. Fill the mixture into the tart, and arrange slices of apple on top.

You can follow my pattern in the picture or make your own pattern.

Sprinkle the apples on top with cinnamon sugar, and then the tart just needs to go into the oven and bake.

Serve the tart warm or let it cool, for example with vanilla ice cream, crème fraîche, or whipped cream.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

homemade frangipane apple tart with cinnamon and vanilla

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to freeze the apple tart?

Yes, it definitely can. If there are leftovers, they can easily be frozen, or you can freeze the entire tart, so it’s ready for when you have guests.

Can alternate fruits be used aside from apples?

Indeed, we make this tart with all sorts of fruit and berries, for example pears, plums, cherries, blackberries, or blueberries.

Other cake recipes you might like

apple tart with cinnamon and almonds

Tips and tricks for the recipe

  • Bake some tarts and freeze them if you have many apples in your garden right now. You can also bake the tart for 10 minutes less than stated in the recipe, and then give it the final 10 minutes when it’s thawed and just before serving. This way, you’ll have a warm freshly baked apple tart in no time.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve as a dessert alongside homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.
  • Pair with afternoon coffee, with whipped cream, crème fraîche, or custard.

Do you love apples?

Try our recipe for traditional Old-fashioned Danish Apple Cake
fresh frangipane tart with apples and shortcrust pastry
apple tart with fresh apples

Recipe for apple tart with frangipane

Here’s our recipe for a super delicious apple tart with frangipane. It’s a true fall delight, and it tastes fantastic with a cup of coffee or tea, or as a dessert.

We hope you feel inspired to try the recipe and serve a delicious tart to your family.

frangipane apple tart on plate with fresh apples and knife

Frangipane apple tart

Recipe for frangipane apple tart
Easy Apple and Cinnamon Tart. The base is a crispy shortcrust pastry, and the tart is filled with sweet frangipane made with almonds, and, of course, delicious apples. Serve it with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or crème fraîche.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Cake
Cuisine Danish
Servings 8 people
Calories 555 kcal


  • 3 apples
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Shortcrust pastry

  • 150 g butter
  • 250 g all purpose flour
  • 50 g powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg


  • 100 g almonds
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 100 g butter softened
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 eggs


Shortcrust pastry

  • Start by making the shortcrust pastry since it needs to chill in the refrigerator before baking.
  • Crumble the butter into the all-purpose flour. You can easily do this using a food processor. Then add powdered sugar and salt, and quickly bring the dough together with an egg. It’s important not to knead the shortcrust pastry, just gently bring it together.
    150 g butter, 250 g all purpose flour, 50 g powdered sugar, 1 pinch salt, 1 egg
  • Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper, and place it in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Fahrenheit) with top and bottom heat.
  • Take the dough out of the refrigerator and place it in a greased 25 cm (10 inch) diameter tart pan. Poke many holes in the bottom with a fork to allow steam to escape during baking. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the tart dough and fill the tart with baking beads, dried beans, or rice, and blind bake the tart for 20 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Meanwhile, prepare the apples and frangipane.


  • Wash and peel the apples. Remove the core and cut them in half. Thinly slice the apple halves.
    3 apples
  • Finely chop the almonds and the seeds from a vanilla bean in a blender or a mini chopper.
    100 g almonds, 1 vanilla bean
  • Using a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add one egg at a time, beating well after each egg.
    100 g butter, 100 g sugar, 2 eggs
  • Fold the almond flour together with the egg, sugar, and butter mixture.


  • Once the tart crust is baked, remove the baking beads and parchment paper, and fill the tart crust with the frangipane mixture. Then arrange the apple slices on top and press them down slightly. Sprinkle a mixture of sugar and cinnamon on top of the apple slices.
    2 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Bake the tart for 30 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • When the tart is done baking, remove it from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve the apple tart with vanilla ice cream, crème fraîche, or whipped cream.


Serving: 1personCalories: 555kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 8gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 226mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 4gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 908IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Apple tart with frangipane and cinnamon, Frangipane apple tart
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