A Quick, Easy & Delicious Apple Tart

You know what’s wonderful? When you have friends over for brunch and by the time they show up you are too exhausted from slaving away to do anything, but mindlessly chug coffee. Yeah…not so wonderful. Having been there a time or two before I now try to keep things as simple and delicious as possible.

This apple tart is my go to for those times, for when someone is coming over for tea, or for when I want to make something delicious with less than ten minutes of effort. It’s also a great way to use the apples that are starting to look a little sad, but have not gone bad. 

Quick Easy Delicious Puff Pastry Apple Tart

You can customize it anyway you like and you can most certainly increase the brown sugar to suit your tastes. I love making these with Golden Delicious apples, but any firm variety would work. Also feel free to make this more elegant by gently pressing the puff pastry into a lightly buttered tart tin and trimming off the excess. I love the addition of toasted almonds because they add a little crunch, but feel free to skip them if you don’t have any. Want to make it extra delectable? Drizzle over some salted caramel or dulce de leche right before serving for a luxurious touch.

A Quick, Easy, & Delicious Apple Tart
(Makes 9 squares)

1 thawed sheet of all butter puff pastry
2 firm sweet apples
1.5 – 2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
a sprinkling of cinnamon
toasted slivered almonds (or any nut you like) for topping

Quick Easy Delicious Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Slice your apples nice and thin. Roll the puff pastry sheet out to extend it by another inch or so on each side if you want a slimmer base. Or not. Totally up to you.  The standard sheet here is a 10*10. 

Quick Easy Delicious Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Arrange your apple slices over the puff pastry sheet. I like to play around with designs. This rose like configuration is  a favorite because it looks so pretty. 

Quick Easy Delicious Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Scatter the brown sugar over top. Dot with butter and top with a sprinkling of cinnamon. Bake for 15-17 minutes until the edges are nice and golden and there is some oozy sweet magic happening. Top with the toasted almonds.

Quick Easy Delicious Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Cut into squares and serve as is or with a little ice cream. 

 

A Quick Easy & Delicious Apple Tart

Author Sarah Mir

Ingredients

  • 1 thawed sheet of all butter puff pastry
  • 2 firm sweet apples
  • 1.5 – 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • a sprinkling of cinnamon
  • toasted slivered almonds or any nut you like for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice your apples nice and thin.
  3. Roll the puff pastry sheet out to extend it by another inch or so on each side if you want a slimmer base (Optional)
  4. Arrange your apple slices over the puff pastry sheet, reserve the smaller pieces for the centre.
  5. Scatter the brown sugar over top.
  6. Dot with butter and top with a sprinkling of cinnamon.
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes until the edges are nice and golden.
  8. Top with the toasted almonds.

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5 Comments

  1. Oh man, I’ve totally had that brunch-exhaustion feeling! Your tart looks so tasty and simple!

  2. Totally love this! It’s pretty, delicious, and can be thrown together fast. Just what you need for when you want to savor the company of those friends for whom you’ve made this 🙂

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