Apple Tarts for Dogs: A Special Occasion Treat

As a dog owner, you want to treat your furry friend with something special from time to time. What better way to do that than with a homemade apple tart? Apples are not only delicious, but they also have health benefits for dogs. In this post, we will share a simple and healthy recipe for apple tart for dogs that your pet will love.

Can Dogs Eat Apples?

The short answer is yes, dogs can eat apples in moderation. Apples are a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber, which can aid in digestion. They also contain antioxidants, which can help boost your dog’s immune system and reduce inflammation. However, it is important to note that apples should always be given to dogs in moderation, as too much can cause upset stomach or diarrhea. Additionally, the core and seeds of the apple should always be removed, as they contain small amounts of cyanide, which can be toxic to dogs if consumed in large quantities.

Dogs can even eat the skin, in moderation. However, if your dog is prone to upset stomach, it is recommended to remove the skin first.  The only part of the apple dogs cannot eat is the seeds and core as they contain small amounts of cyanide, which can be toxic to dogs.  While the amount of cyanide in apple seeds is generally not harmful to humans, dogs are much smaller and can be more susceptible to the toxic effects of the substance. Symptoms of cyanide poisoning in dogs can include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, lethargy, and difficulty breathing. It is always important to remove the seeds and core of apples before giving them to your dog to avoid any potential risks.

Benefits of Apples for Dogs

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s talk about the benefits of apples for dogs. Apples are a good source of fiber, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants. The fiber in apples can help regulate your dog’s digestive system, and the vitamins and antioxidants can help boost their immune system. Additionally, the crunchiness of apples can help keep your dog’s teeth clean.

Apple Tart for Dogs Recipe

Prep: 15 mins

Bake: 20 mins

Yield: 2

What you’ll need:

  • A knife and/or apple corer
  • A cutting board
  • A bowl
  • Small ramekins


  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup of oats
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Wash and core apples, removing all seeds
  2. Half apple then slice thinly
  3. Place sliced apples in bowl with water and microwave in 45 seconds intervals until apples are pliable (about 3 mins total)
  4. Grease ramekins
  5. Arrange apple slices in a rose pattern inside ramekins, starting at the outside, overlapping each apple slice and working your way toward the inside
  6. Add 1/2 tbsp of peanut butter to the top of the arranged apples
  7. In a separate bowl, add oats, honey, coconut oil and cinnamon
  8. If coconut oil or honey is firm, microwave for 30 seconds to loosen
  9. Stir thoroughly.  Add 1/2 of the mixture to each ramakin on top of the apples and peanut butter
  10. Place on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 350F
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool thoroughly before serving.


Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 3 days. 


In conclusion, apples are a healthy and tasty snack that can benefit your dog’s health in several ways. They are a great source of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, and the crunchiness of apples can help clean your dog’s teeth. The recipe for apple slices provided in this blog post is a simple and delicious way to incorporate apples into your dog’s diet. Remember to always consult with your veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s diet.


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