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Apple Tart

October 14, 2019

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Delicious and Easy Apple Tart is so impressive, your family and guests will be impressed.

Sliced apples on puff pastry.

Right now everything is apples in my kitchen. I have two huge boxes that my son brought home from grandma’s this week. I have two more boxes of apples from our own trees and there’s still a few more apples to pick on our tree. I’ve been busy making apple butter and dried apples.

My son thought it smelled like apple pie in our house so I thought I’d better make something a little sweet with all these apples. I made an apple tart with puff pastry! It was so easy and so delicious!

A slice of an apple dessert on a white plate.

This apple tart is perfect during apple season, but it can be made anytime of year. An apple tart is one dessert your family will be begging for again and again. 

What ingredients do I need to make an apple tart?

  • Puff pastry – you can buy frozen puff pastry dough or make your own with this easy puff pastry recipe
  • Apples
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Apricot Jam – for glazing the tart

What type of apples do I use?

I used two different types of apples and since these are from old trees we don’t know the variety of the apple. You want a crisp flavorful apple. Some varieties that will work include Granny Smith apples,  Braeburn, Pink Lady and Honey Crisp. If you’re not certain of your variety, just give them a try. The worst that can happen is the apples will turn really soft, but it will still be delicious!

How do I make an apple tart?

Roll out puff pastry

Cut apples in half from the stem to the blossom end and cut core out of each half. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each apple slice to help prevent browning. A bowlful of green and red apples.

Place puff pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Slice apples into 1/8″ slices Slices of a green apple on a cutting board.

Arrange apple slices on top of puff pastry Fresh apple slices on top of a puff pastry.

Cover puff pastry leaving a 1/4″ edge around all sides Fresh apple slices lined up in three rows.

Mix cinnamon and sugar together. Sprinkle over apples.  Apple slices covered with cinnamon and sugar.

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 40 minutes

Mix apricot jam with one teaspoon of water. Heat for 15-20 seconds in a microwave. Stir well. Brush jam mixture across top of cooked apples and crust. A pastry brush brushing on top of a tart.

While tart is still warm, slid tart off parchment paper onto a flat surface A cooked pastry tart topped with apples.

Allow tart to fully cool and slice into pieces with a pizza cutter or a knife Baked apple tart on a baking sheet.

Why add apricot jam to the baked tart?

The jam adds a touch of sweetness and a beautiful glaze to the tart making it look professionally done. You could leave the jam off is you wanted, but I highly recommend adding it to the baked apple tart. If you don’t have apricot jam you could also use an apple jelly.

How long will this tart last?

As long as it takes for your kids to eat it, which is pretty quick in my house! This tart is best eaten the same day it is made. You could make it in the morning and serve it for dessert after dinner.

Can I freeze an apple tart?

Nope, you want to eat this fresh. Don’t worry though, prep time is minimal and you can easily make this the same day as your dinner party or family dinner. 

Apple tart slice on a small white plate.

Tips for making an apple tart

  • Select baking apples similar in size
  • Slice apples in consistent slices
  • Remove tart from parchment before tart cools or it may stick to paper
  • Allow tart to cool before cutting

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Large apple tart on a puff pastry.

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5 from 3 votes
Apple tart slice on a small white plate.
Apple Tart
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Apple tart made with puff pastry crust.

Course: Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple dessert, Apple Tart, Apple Tart Puff Pastry, Easy Apple Tart
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 220 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 4 apples medium sized
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Glaze
  • 2 Tablespoons apricot jam
  • 1 teaspoon water
Instructions
  1. Roll out puff pastry to approximately 12 x 16 inches

  2. Place puff pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

  3. Slice apples in half from the stem to the blossom end. Cut out core and squeeze apples with fresh lemon juice to help prevent browning.

    A bowlful of green and red apples.
  4. Slice apples into 1/8" slices

    Slices of a green apple on a cutting board.
  5. Arrange apple slices on puff pastry overlapping apples and leaving a 1/4" border.

    Fresh apple slices lined up in three rows.
  6. Combine cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle over apple slices.

  7. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Glaze
  1. Mix apricot jam and water together in a bowl. Microwave for 15-20 seconds to help thin jam.

  2. Brush jam over top of baked apples and crust.

  3. Slide tart from parchment paper onto a hard, flat surface. Allow tart to fully cool before slicing.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • Select baking apples similar in size
  • Slice apples in consistent slices
  • Remove tart from parchment before tart cools or it may stick to paper
  • Allow tart to cool before cutting
Nutrition Facts
Apple Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 53IU1%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Valentina
    October 14, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    5 stars
    Sounds like there won’t be a shortage of delicious fall apples in your family. Lucky you! This tart is so pretty. I can’t get enough apple desserts at the moment. I really love the photos in this posts. Beautiful. šŸ™‚ ~Valentina

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 15, 2019 at 4:50 am

      Thanks, Valentina! Luckily, I don’t think we ever tire of apples around here. šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    October 14, 2019 at 6:38 am

    5 stars
    Lucky you with all the apples!! And you certainly put them to good use! What a BEAUTIFUL presentation, Kathy! It’s almost too pretty to cut into! Pinned and trying soon šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 15, 2019 at 4:55 am

      Thanks, Dawn! I didn’t have any trouble cutting into this dessert at all! I was driven by the delicious smell!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    October 14, 2019 at 5:32 am

    5 stars
    What a gorgeous tart, Kathy! I love that you have apple trees in your backyard. We planted apple trees at the old house, but they didn’t ever really mature enough to produce a legit amount of apples. I hope the next owners appreciate those trees, darn it all! However, we do still pick a lot of apples at the nearby orchards each year, and I’ve got a gigantic bag sitting in the other room. I think some might have to turn into a tart here soon! Yum for sure!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 15, 2019 at 4:56 am

      Our apple trees have taken 16 years to produce a good amount. We did plant them as little saplings, but it takes awhile. Luckily you’ve got a nearby place to pick apples.

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