This mouthwatering, Simple Puff Pastry Apple Tart looks like it took hours to make and will impress any guest. Sit back and let them swoon! It can be our little secret that it’s incredibly simple to make!
Please tell me that I’m not the only person out there who frets and stews about what to make for so long, I end up with little time to make anything. This happens to me all the time. I have a hard time deciding what to have for dinner. Then I can’t decide what sides to serve with dinner. By time I decide what to have I have completely run out of time and by then my options are limited. Grrr! Why do I do this to myself?
I’m telling you, when I’m asked to bring food somewhere it’s even worse. I can’t EVER decide what to make. It must be something that kids, will like, something adults will like, something impressive…I do this until I literally run out of time and am left with very few options. Maybe that’s why this Simple Puff Pastry Apple Tart is perfect for me. I whip it up in about 20 minutes and let it bake while my kids do dishes while I shower. Good recipe!
I’m hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year and I love to have a dessert buffet. It seems like the right thing to do. You have to balance all that turkey dinner out with lots of dessert! Guess what’s going on my buffet this year? Yup! Simple Puff Pastry Apple Tart! It’s so much easier than apple pie, tastes just as good and looks very impressive. That’s what it takes for a dessert to end up on my Thanksgiving Day dessert buffet.
You all know this is the real reason I bake anything! It’s a good way to lure cute little faces into the kitchen after Saturday morning chores! That’s what it’s all about!
See how pretty? If you haven’t played with puff pastry yet, you gotta buy a box and start playing. It’s the easiest thing in the world to use. Just make sure you thaw it out before you want to use it.
Whether you have procrastinated making dessert for a weeknight dinner, you are trying to impress your guests with a beautiful Thanksgiving dessert buffet, or you are trying to lure a cute little 7 year old into your kitchen…whip open a box of puff pasty. Cut yourself some apples and bake an impressive yet very simple puff pastry apple tart!
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 medium sized baking apples, I used Fuji
- ¼ c. brown sugar
- dash salt
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 T. butter
- ½ tsp. lemon juice
- Vanilla Frosting
- Thaw one sheet of puff pastry until room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Roll out into a 8" x 14" rectangle. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Score edges of puff pastry creating a ½ inch border all around the pastry. You don't want to cut all the way through. Just make a score.
- Brush pastry, inside of border, with beaten egg.
- Peel and slice apples. Toss with lemon juice.
- Melt butter in a mixing bowl. Mix with cinnamon and brown sugar. Add to apples and toss together.
- Arrange apples as desired over puff pastry making sure to keep them inside scored border. Pour any remaining brown sugar mixture over apples.
- Bake at 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown.
- Warm vanilla frosting in microwave until it reaches drizzling consistency. Drizzle over tart.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.