Impress any guest with this simple apple tart. It is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! I call it the lazy girl’s take on apple pie….
- 3 large McIntosh apples (best for baking)
- 1 sheet of puff pastry (frozen or refrigerated)
- 1 tablespoon of flour
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
Start by following the instructions for your puff pastry. You will probably need to let it get to room temperature, before you can bake it or unroll it (if frozen). If your puff pastry is frozen, be careful not to unroll it too soon because the puff pastry can easily break. Preheat the oven to whichever degrees your puff pastry directions say, but I would not go any hotter than 400 degrees, unless you want a burnt apple tart. Next, peel your apples and slice, not too thin (see picture above if you want to get an idea of how thin/thick to cut your apples). Put your sliced apples in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Then, add your flour, sugar, and brown sugar, and mix with your hands. Get your puff pastry ready to go on a cookie sheet (I put a piece of parchment paper underneath for less mess). Melt the other two tablespoons of butter and brush the puff pastry with it, leaving just a tiny bit leftover. Pour in your apple mixture, spread out evenly, and fold the edges of the puff pastry over the apples. Folding the edges over will help keep the mixture and all its goodness from spilling out while in the oven. Brush the edges with the last of the melted butter and it’s ready to go into the oven! Set your timer for 25 minutes. You will know it’s done when the edges of the puff pastry start to get a little gold. This apple tart is delicious when it’s warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but just as good the next day cold from the fridge. Enjoy!
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