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Guest Post: Apple Tartlets from Ancestral Chef

George Bryant
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 12





  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Mix together all the crust ingredients in a mixing bowl using your hands until it becomes dough-like. Don't worry that the dough won't stretch or feels a bit crumbly.
  • Get a small amount of the dough and place into each space in the muffin pan.
  • Using your hands, spread the dough so that it forms a crust (it'll be a bit thicker of a crust than traditional tarts – just under ¼-inch thick).
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Start to make the apple filling while the crust is in the oven.
  • Leave to cool.


  • Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and add in all the other filling ingredients (apple slices, vanilla extract, spices and optional honey).
  • Let the apple cook for 20-30 minutes until it's very soft.
  • Pour the apple filling into a bowl to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Spoon the apple filling into each tartlet crust so that it's level with the top of the crust. Then take 5-6 individual slices of apple for each tartlet and layer then in a cascade on the top covering the filling. Place the last slice facing the other way (see photo below).
  • Grate some fresh lemon zest on top for garnish.