This pink applesauce tart was translated from an Italian recipe. I had never seen anything like it here in that states, so I just had to try it! You get the distinct taste of applesauce with the most amazing almond crust that just melts in your mouth.
Author Veg Life Staff


  • For the pastry:
  • 1 Cup of all purpose flour
  • 3/8 Cup Almond Flour
  • 7 Tbl of butter
  • 7 Tbl of sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • For the filling please see our Pink Applesauce recipe here...


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a food processor, combine all of the dry ingredients. When it becomes a coarse meal, add the egg.
  • The dough will need to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • *Before trying to work with this dough, let it warm up a bit before trying to roll. This is a crumbly dough and should be handled as little as possible*
  • Roll to a thickness of 1/2 inch and using your tart dish, measure and allow about a 1/2 inch excess. Reserve the remaining dough.
  • Using a rolling pin to transfer the delicate dough to the tart dish, gently ease into the bottom first, using a flat-bottomed glass to even out if necessary.
  • Fill will the applesauce. Do not over fill.
  • Cut the remaining dough into strips to form the lattice pattern atop the tart.
  • Sprinkle the top with additional sugar.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is set.
  • Cool completely and serve with vanilla bean ice cream if desired.