Simple and Easy Apple Tart Puff Pastry

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Hi Friends,

This is the Apple Tart that I brought over to Thanksgiving with my family this year. It was such a hit, I brought one over to my old office here in Sacramento. And of course we made some for us to eat as well!

Apple Season

Maybe it’s because apple season coincides with the best weather of the year in our part of the world. I’ve always had a thing for apples. They’re portable, easy to take with you, have a satisfying crunch, deliver a hit a freshness and just the right mix of sweet and tart for me.

I used pre-made puff pastry. It wouldn’t be nearly as easy if we did’t have that pre-made. Let’s be real now!

This recipe is enough for TWO tarts, which is what comes in a pack of puff pastry!

Apple Tart using puff pastry

First thing’s first! I grabbed the frozen puff pastry out of the freezer. It needs about 90 mins to fully defrost and unroll without cracking. If it cracks (see above), it needs more defrosting time. Preheat the oven at 375 F.

Then, I peeled the apples and sliced around the core. I used two apples per sheet of puff pastry. Since I cooked two tarts at once, I used four apples.

Slice the pieces into thin strips. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Mine aren’t.

Mix the sliced apples with juice of 1/2 a lemon, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice, and1/4 tsp  salt.

Start layering your slices of apple onto the puffed pastry. (See Below) Leave about two inches for the boarder so you can fold the puffed pastry over like so:

The left side was a little softer than the right so it was harder to fold over and has a more ruffled looking edge.

Scramble one egg and brush over the folded boarders of the puff pastry.

Place in a preheated oven (375F) and bake for 30 mins or until the puff pastry is golden brown.

Slice, serve, and enjoy! So flakey with sweetness and little spice!


Enough for 2 apple tarts – Two sounds like a lot but hubs and me easily put one away in one sitting. They’re thin and delicious. They’re also great to bring to other people! 

1 package premade puff pastry – I used Trader Joe’s

4 apples

juice of 1/2 a medium lemon

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg, beaten



powder sugar after the tart is done baking, sprinkle on top.



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