Easy Salted Caramel Apple Tart (With A Twist)

This easy Salted Caramel Apple Tart is so versatile and perfect for those cool fall nights. The ingredients can be kept on hand and if you have any leftovers the next day it makes for a sweet breakfast treat. Read about the caramel hack that cuts prep time down too!

salted caramel apple tart

If you’re anything like me, I am busy running here and there and sometimes forget about dessert. Not to mention that with our nest now empty we don’t keep sweets around as much. I’ll usually only make something sweet once a week and this is a big hit when I do. The combination of flaky crust, tart apples, sweet caramel (this is the hack) and salty bacon is heaven on the tongue. I’ve made it easy with some pantry and fridge ingredients that are usually on hand. Before I go further, thank you to my sweet friend Kristen of Ella Claire Inspired for inviting me to this awesome apple recipe event!

salted caramel apple tart dulche de leche

Are you familiar with dulche de leche? Living in Miami with lots of latina friends, I was introduced to this sweet treat years ago in eating flan. Dulche de leche tastes quite similar to caramel and is made by a couple of different methods. I’ve seen it done in an instant pot by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk for a couple of hours. The work is taken out with the La Lechera that you can find at many grocery stores.

It takes just around 1/2 hour or so to make, including prep time. I like to use Granny Smith apples, but any of your favorite apples will do. My preferred sugar is coconut sugar, a low glycemic sugar made from coconut sap. I use coconut sugar in all of my baking and have noticed no difference in taste from using refined sugar. Not only is it better for you, but in baking you can use less because it’s sweeter.


The tart is best served warm. If eating for dessert add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream or both!

Salted Caramel Apple Tart


Easy Salted Caramel Apple Tart

Easy to prepare apple tart made with dulche de leche and bacon for a sweet and salty taste.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple tart, dulce de leche, salted caramel
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 8 oz can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 4 cups (about 4) apples, peeled and sliced Granny Smith or other tart apple
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup dulce de leche canned dulce de leche milk based caramel
  • 2-3 pieces cooked bacon (crispy)
  • Himalayan sea salt (to taste)
  • cinnamon (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 375 and spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll crescent dough and place on pan, pinching seams together and rolling sides slightly to create a border. Bake until golden in color about 10 minutes.
  • While crust is baking, peel and slice apples and combine apples, butter and sugar in a skillet. Cook over medium heat stirring often for about 8 minutes until tender.
  • Remove crust from oven and spread about 1/2 of the dulce de leche. Arrange the apples on top neatly in a layer.
  • Dice bacon and sprinkle on top, then add salt and cinnamon to taste.
  • Heat the remaining dulce de leche in the microwave for about 20 seconds until thin. Drizzle artfully over top.

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If you enjoyed this post, be sure to view my friend’s recipes below! I also have 20 more apple recipes in this post:

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins by Ella Claire & Co. | Puff Pastry Apple Strudel by Inspired by Charm | Apple Crumb Pie Bars by Tidy Mom | Stovetop Applesauce by Tidbits | Apple Cheesecake Tart by Rooms for Rent

Gluten/Dairy Free Apple Crisp by Zevy Joy | Apple Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies by Anderson + Grant | Easy Apple Dumpling Dessert by Happy Happy Nester | Gluten Free Apple Fritters by Home Made Lovely | Sheet Pan Apple Crumble by My Sweet Savannah

Salted Caramel Apple Tart by Shabby Fu Fu | Cinnamon Apple Bread by Julie Blanner | Apple & Blackberry Topped Waffles by French Country Cottage | Sugar Free Apple Butter by Farmhouse on Boone | Puff Pastry Apple Pie by Jenna Kate at Home

Apple Walnut Bread by On Sutton Place | Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce by Town and Country Living | Mini Apple Pies by My 100 Year Old Home | Apple Scones by Boxwood Avenue

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  1. 5 stars
    Every year around this time my son goes shopping to the farms and brings home bushels of apples. You have just given me another great use for them! Yummy!!!

  2. Enticing recipe! I’lol have to give it a try! Thank you, Janet.

  3. 5 stars
    I will have to make this! It looks like a dessert we’d enjoy. Plus, I’m all about easy.

  4. 5 stars
    I will definitely be trying this! We love apple desserts and using the dulce is such a time saver!

  5. 5 stars
    Oh man yes! Is it weird that I just want to sit in your kitchen as this baby bakes?! I bet the aromas are just something else! 😀

  6. 5 stars
    I grew up on an apple farm in upstate New York, so apple recipes are my favorite. Lots of good memories. I still make my moms favorite. Ill try this one of yours. Thanks

  7. This recipe would be perfect for me to make for my family for dessert tonight. I love a good apple recipe.

  8. ok wow, I really want to try this! Never have I ever in my whole life ever heard of putting bacon of any kind on a pie, but this sounds amazing.

  9. 5 stars
    This looks delicious! My favorite part of fall is the apples! I’ll have to add this to my list of recipes!

  10. It is almost time for apple picking here in the North and I will be pinning this recipe to try! Looks yummy 🙂

  11. 5 stars
    This looks so good. I am ready for the fall apple season. I have made that caramel. The secret is low and slow.

  12. Oh my goodness I am absolutely LOVING this! The fact it is quite easy to make as well is right up my street, and who doesn’t love a good twist.

  13. This looks super tasty. I like apple tarts and I like the idea of making it with salted caramel- yum!

  14. Now that looks like a good dessert! Easy to make and the family would love it. I may just have to do that for our Labor Day party.

  15. 5 stars
    What a beautiful apple tart! I need to make this recipe over the Labor Day weekend! It’s a wonderful way to end summer and greet the fall season with open arms.

  16. 5 stars
    Oh wow, this looks soooooo good! I am still happily in summer mode, but the idea of pumpkin and apple desserts becoming part of the season is really appealing! This would be great to make over the holidays.

  17. This is certainly one of my top picks. I would literally get my hands with anything that has apples in it. Such a wonderful recipe indeed.

  18. Jeni Hawkins says:

    Tarts is so versatile that you can almost put anything in it. More fruits, caramels and the likes would be good. I love this recipe!

  19. 5 stars
    I eat my fair share of bacon, but as a mom to six kids, four of whom are boys, they would be all over this!

  20. Salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors in a dessert. I can only imagine how delicious it would be infused into an apple tart. Gotta try this recipe.

  21. I must admit that any recipe with easy in the name is one that I have to try. I Love the idea of whipping up this easy salted caramel apple tart for the fam. It looks delightful.

  22. Talk about the ultimate Fall comfort food. This HAS got to be it!
    Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe, Janet.
    Have a wonderful week.

  23. This recipe looks delicious. Now is the time for apple recipes! When it gets closer to fall, I tend to make a lot of apple recipes too. I’ll be giving this one a try too.

  24. 5 stars
    This tart looks so good! I love using apples in my fall baking, so much more my speed than pumpkin spice 😉

  25. Melanie Walsh says:

    I have the biggest sweet tooth! My husband is more of a caramel than chocolate fan, so this will appeal to him as well. I love finding yummy ways to make each day special.

  26. Such a unique combination!

    1. It is really delicious and I try and share easy recipes!