• 250 g very soft butter (but not melted)
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 400 g can Wattie's Simply Diced Apple
  • icing sugar to serve

1. Preheat oven to 190°C.

2. In a bowl or food processor beat together the butter, caster sugar, egg, vanilla essence and orange rind until creamy and well mixed.

3. Add the flour and baking powder and stir or pulse to mix well.

4. Spread 2/3rds into the base of a well greased and floured 23cm loose bottom cake tin.

5. Spread over the Wattie’s Simply Diced Apple.

6. With floured hands dot the remaining dough over the top.

7. Bake for 40 minutes until top is golden and pastry cooked.

When cool dust with icing sugar to serve.

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37 Ratings

Reviews (37)

Adrienne's Review | Rating

Easy and simple. Can use margarine and wheat free flour as substitute.

Pamela's Review | Rating

Beautiful old fashioned favourite

Raewyn's Review | Rating

Delicious and quick - I'm asked to make this all the time for family and friends.

Angela's Review | Rating

Fantastic recipe, so easy its brilliant!

Leanne's Review | Rating

This is one of the easiest desserts to take out to friends for dinner and everyone loves it.

Gay-Maree's Review | Rating

This is a brilliant recipe, I use different seasonal fruits and it's always popular, a breeze to make

Kim's Review | Rating

Another fantastic easy recipe, enjoyed by many

Jacqueline's Review | Rating

Just delicious and so simple to whip up. The citrus and vanilla add something special to the flavour. This is staying on my list of favourites.

Hayley's Review | Rating

Fantasic, i made this for mum for mothers day! Was a huge success!!!!! So easy and yummy!

Marilyn's Review | Rating

Wish there were more stars!!. For you blokes out there, this was first made for me out of a FIY cookbook, by a bloke who was learning to cook & was/still is my favourite apple tart ever! Not putting out hints here - this is a fabulous recipe that anyone can do.

dianne's Review | Rating

A never fail dessert. I use orange or lemon rind for flavour just so impressive when tasted by friends..

Val's Review | Rating

easy and always well received.

Suzanne's Review | Rating

Excellent & so easy & tasty

The only Apple Dessert recipe I use,Many many friends have raved about this & I have passed it on to many friends\

It's a winner!!!

binnie's Review | Rating

this dessert is absolutely delicious,fabulously easy to make to say the least,walnuts is a great addition for this dessert 6 star would a true rating for this one.Everyone should try this at some stage.

May's Review | Rating

This is awsome, made it as a party desert,but used margerine, second time a round i added a few well drained thawed berries & threw a spoon of caster sugar over them before adding the topping, this recipe is soooo versatile next time it's Rhubarb & Apple yummy

CLAIRE's Review | Rating

A great quick and easy reciept, not full of bottles of this and that , you dont always have in your cupboards when you need a quick desert when you have unexpected friends for tea.

Cory's Review | Rating

This is even better with home made apple mix. Just add 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt , and 1 tablespoon vinegar to 5 peeled and sliced apples. Add 4 cubes of butter to the top of the apples before dotting dough on top.

Kim's Review | Rating

I used fresh "southern snap" apples and glazed them with apricot it turned out great

cheryl's Review | Rating

This has always been my favourite dessert, it taste delicious, easy peezy and my family want more and more. We have it with ice cream and cream. i'm so glad i found this recipe i will never stop making this dessert mmmmmmmm

Delwyn's Review | Rating

My favourite apple dessert, it is really quick and easy to make and tastes fab! Heaps of people think I've spent ages making it - if only they knew!!

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melvina's Review | Rating

this is such a great recipie this is always what my girls love to have at the cafe in town which costs $7 just for 2 slices, now instead i can make it and take some with us!

Yvonne's Review | Rating

Made this dessert and it was a hit with family and friends.Definitely keeping this as one of my quick and easy specials.

sarah scott's Review | Rating

My husband loved my nana's apple shortcake and there has never been anything that has come close to it.... Until now.... It is so popular and so so very easy... thanks food in a minute....

Elizabeth Pope's Review | Rating

Great,easy recipe,favorite for my family;like it with icecream,custard,i use margarine to make it...and i always impress my friends with this special:)

Helen Stewart's Review | Rating

I make this recipe all the time and it does not stay around for more than a day

Eileen Collins's Review | Rating

This tart was so easy to make - try it!!!! am making another one tomorrow to take to a pot luck dinner party.

Sarah Hailes's Review | Rating

How long to cook for? I made it all up and shoved in the oven - when went to check how long it needed to be in for - there was nothing !!! I will just take it out when it looks golden and done - but as a some what beginning baker, a time would be helpful ;-) Thanks

Reply from The Food in a Minute Team

Hi Sarah, thank you for picking that up. You will need to cook the tart for 40 minutes until top is golden and pastry cooked. . I've udpated the method to reflect this. Thanks!


Sarah Hailes's Review | Rating

This is Devine! The added orange rind just gives it that extra zing, which really does make such a difference!! We loved it!! Great for family dinner desserts!!

mary walker's Review | Rating

Been making this for the last five Years from A Goften recipe book

Bonnie Valtcheff's Review | Rating

Delicious. This is a definite make again!

MARIA's Review | Rating

Awesome quick pud for a family of 6.

Anne's Review | Rating

This is just the quickest and easiest tart to make, there is barely a crumb left on the plate when I make this. Great for dinner parties and bake sales.

GAIL's Review | Rating

A fabulous desert, easy to make, and never fails. It looks amazing on a cake stand.

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Deanne's Review | Rating

Great, never fail recipe that is yum!!!!