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Ambrosia apple crumble tart - this is a delicous and easy holiday dessert!

Ambrosia Apple Crumble Tart.

A tasty apple crumble tart topped with a delicious sugary crust!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 376 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


For the crust:

  • 1 cup spelt flour*
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold vegan buttery spread
  • 3-4 Tablespoons cold water

For the filling:

  • 4 Ambrosia apples peeled and thinly sliced**
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger

For the crumble topping:

  • 1/2 cup spelt flour*
  • 1 cup certified gluten free oats
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread cut into small chunks


  1. Make the crust: In a large bowl, combine the spelt flour, salt, and sugar. Add the buttery spread and mix using a pastry cutter.
  2. Add the cold water a little bit at a time and mix until the dough just comes together.
  3. Flatten the dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap. Place dough in the freezer for one hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Line a surface with wax paper and sprinkle flour on top. Flour the rolling pin as well. Roll out the dough into a 16 inch circle if you are using a 12 inch tart pan. You can adjust the size of your dough to fit the pan you have.
  6. Put the dough into the tart pan and press it into the sides, removing any excess. Prick the bottom all over with a fork, then bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  7. While the tart bakes, combine the Ambrosia apples with the cinnamon, ginger, and sugar and set aside.
  8. In a large bowl, place the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon and mix together. Add the vegan buttery spread and mix using a pastry cutter until the mixture becomes a crumb topping.
  9. Remove the crust from the oven and fill with the apples and then place the crumble on top.
  10. Bake the tart at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.
  11. Let cool before serving.

Recipe Notes

*I have made both the crust and the topping with gluten free flour - I prefer King Arthur Multi Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend.

**You can use any variety of apple that you like if you can't get Ambrosia apples.

Nutrition Facts
Ambrosia Apple Crumble Tart.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.