Drool Worthy Gluten Free Vanilla Custard Caramel Apple Tart

Get ready to drool because this creamy gluten free vanilla custard caramel apple tort is that good. Tart fresh apples collide with creamy custard and gooey caramel to make an awesome gluten free tart.

Gluten Free Vanilla Custard Caramel Apple Tart slice on a plate with caramel being drizzled on top

When it comes to caramel and apples, this caramel apple tart dessert recipe is pretty awesome! It is full of fresh granny smith apples, which plays off the creamy vanilla custard flavors really nicely. (And this vanilla custard fruit tart works well with other fruits too!)

If you love caramel and apples, this gluten free vanilla custard caramel apple tart recipe will become one of your favorites.

This recipe is sort of due to a snafu. A miscommunication, or crossing of wires. In our house, I am the primary grocery buyer. Walking through the aisles, seeing what is in season is my thing. I can spend an hour in our market :-). I am a self proclaimed food geek I guess. This week,Β  I bought apples, and so did Mr. Fearless Dining. Our teens are big fruit eaters, but two giant bags of apples?

I needed a plan to use some up quickly!

Gluten Free Vanilla Custard Caramel Apple Tart in a tart pan

Apple Recipes

Because we have so many apples, I may make this Gluten Free Caramel Apple Cake, and maybe these Gluten Free Apple Crisp Overnight Oats too. And if my kids are really helpful around the house this week, I may make these Paleo Cinnamon Apple Donuts! That should take me down to just one big bag of apples left, which will be perfect in school lunches this week.

Gluten Free Vanilla Custard Caramel Apple Tart slices with a spoon drizzling caramel on top of each slice.

Vanilla Custard

Creamy custard is what makes this tart special. It is very easy to make the custard filling. It can also double as a pastry cream as it is thick and delicious.

This vanilla custard tart has an almond flour and coconut crust. It is light in flavor, but holds up well to the moistness of this tart really well. You can try different gluten free crust recipes out on this tart. I suspect they will all be amazing. This gluten free graham cracker crust would add a fun flavor to the caramel and apples. You can even use this gluten free pie crust recipe for this tart!

Gluten Free Vanilla Custard Caramel Apple Tart with plates and forks next to it.

This gluten free apple cake is very easy to make!

Just keep reading to see how to make this easy dessert recipe. Your family will definitely thank you!!

Close up of caramel being drizzled onto the Gluten Free Vanilla Custard Caramel Apple Tart

How to make a gluten free tart crust

Tart crust ingredients being whisked in a bowl

To make the gluten free crust, add the crust ingredients and mix well. Use a whisk to blend.

Crust pressed into a tart pan

Spray the tart pan with coconut oil and press the tart crust down into the pan.

Apple custard wet ingredients being whisked in a bowl

Whisk the wet custard ingredients and cook over low heat until it thickens.

To assemble the apple tart:

Apple slices in the uncooked apple tart

Pour the custard into the crust and lay thinly sliced apples in the custard.

Gluten Free Vanilla Custard Caramel Apple Tart cut into slices

Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Slice and drench in caramel if you like :-).

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. This tart pan is perfect because the bottom comes out, making it very easy to get your tart out of the pan without sticking.
  2. Almond flour is the primary ingredient in the crust, which adds a great boost of protein!!
5 from 2 votes
Gluten Free Vanilla Custard Caramel Apple Tart
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Deliciously easy gluten free vanilla custard caramel apple tart recipe.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 267 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 2 granny smith apples, sliced thinly
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, add the first 3 ingredients. Mix well.

  3. Add in the coconut oil and mix.

  4. Spray coconut oil in a tart pan. Pour the crust mix in the tart pan and spread out and press down to flatten all along the bottom and sides of the tart pan.

  5. In a saucepan, add milk, vanilla, and egg yolks. Cook on medium low heat for 8 minutes. Add tapioca starch and whisk to blend.

  6. Pour custard into the tart pan. Add sliced apples onto the tart. (See photo above.)

  7. Bake for 30 minutes.

  8. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Drizzle caramel on top.

Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
267kcal | Fat: 18g | Saturated fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | Monounsaturated fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 131mg | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Protein: 6g | Vitamin A: 4% | Vitamin C: 3% | Calcium: 11% | Iron: 6%

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  1. Wow that looks absolutely delicious!! And my husband loves any kind of apple dessert so I know this one would be a winner in our house!

  2. Way to take a snafu and turn it into a stunning (drool-worthy is right) dessert!

  3. Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely scrumptious!

  4. This looks absolutely gorgeous! Love this recipe with a passion!

  5. Caramel, apple, coconut and custard?! Yep, you’ve pretty much forever got my heart. I have to try this out when I have some time to bake over the holidays!

  6. Just look at that drizzle!

  7. I love the idea of adding shredded coconut to the crust!

  8. Stephanie Nelson says:

    Can I make the custard with any other type of milk because I can’t tolerate dairy?

  9. I love how this is gluten free! This recipe is amazing and a must-try!

  10. What a beautiful tart! You just can’t beat the flavors of caramel and apple.

  11. I think I’m going to have to invest in one of those tart pans!


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