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Apple Tart (And A Giveaway!)

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November 10th, 2008 · Print Print

Sometimes the best desserts are the simplest.  Just a few ingredients, no fancy technique, just really good, simple flavor. 

And what better way to show off the apples that will be ubiquitous at the farmers’ market for the next six months?  They’re fresh, delicious, and so easy to cook with.  Just slice, bake, and taste (I’m actually not even kidding — the recipe *is* that easy)!

And maybe (dare I say?) this might even be a good addition to a Thanksgiving table!  Sure, everyone loves apple pie, but if you’re looking to do something a little different this year, an apple tart is a pretty delicious substitute.

Last but not least, I haven’t done a giveaway in a while, but I have several planned for the upcoming weeks!  To get things started, I have two lovely jars of grindable seasonings from The Spice Depot you can win!  I have potato and salad seasonsings — they’re made with sea salt, peppercorns, herbs and spices, which you grind yourself using built-in grinders in their containers.  To win one, just leave a comment to this post, and I’ll announce two randomly selected winners on Thursday!

Apple Tart

1/2 sheet frozen puff pastry
2 jonasgold apples, peeled, cored, halved and sliced 1/8-inch thick
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry until it measures about 14″ by 6″.  Place it into a rectangular fluted pan, trimming the excess. Arrange the apples decoratively on the pastry, overlapping them. Brush the melted butter on top of the apples, and sprinkle the sugar over it.

Bake in the middle of the oven for 40 minutes or until the crust is cooked through and the apples are golden. Serve warm or allow to cool.


Tags: desserts · food

52 responses so far ↓

  • 1 joanna // Nov 10, 2008 at 8:41 am

    This looks so simple- I want to try it!
    And, thanks for the giveaway!

  • 2 MyKitchenInHalfCups // Nov 10, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Yes totally a fabulous tart and super easy.  The best is people look at it, taste it . . .  and then think you’re incredible.  Which you are!

  • 3 patsyk // Nov 10, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I love recipes that are so simple, but taste like they took hours to prepare!  Yum!

  • 4 Elle // Nov 10, 2008 at 8:57 am

    You”re absolutely right –this would be a wonderful addition to the holiday table!

  • 5 Katy // Nov 10, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Ooh, I have a package of puff pastry just chillin’ in my freezer waiting to be made into an apple tart!

  • 6 karmel // Nov 10, 2008 at 9:29 am

    love apple season (even if it does get a little chilly out), the desserts you can make are great.

  • 7 Maja // Nov 10, 2008 at 9:43 am

    I had two large containers of apples on my balcony last year and did i think to cook with them? Oh no … but this year all i can think about is making apple pies, tarts, pancakes, apples in a blanket, apple sauce … and my balcony is empty! But i’ll bookmark this recipe, it really sounds dead simple, for when i’ll again have too many apples and no idea what to do with them. Thanks!! :)

  • 8 Jennie // Nov 10, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Those look delicious!  I’m all out of apples, though… it was a hard year for them here.  I wonder if pears would work instead?

  • 9 Hannah // Nov 10, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Those are beautiful! Will have to try with my farmer’s market bounty from the weekend.

  • 10 Shannon // Nov 10, 2008 at 11:03 am

    That looks delicious, and easy enough. I think I’ll have to try this one. :)

  • 11 Kitt // Nov 10, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Couldn’t be easier!  I picked up a crate of apples to keep in the garage for baking, and it’s such fun to play with them. I’ll bet this would be a hit with the cow-orkers, too.

  • 12 stephchows // Nov 10, 2008 at 11:27 am

    mmmm I think I’ll have to make one of these with all the apples I still have left! The spices sound great too!

  • 13 zestycook // Nov 10, 2008 at 11:31 am

    I still have apples left from the day in the orchard… this looks like a must make!!  Love the spice combination.


  • 14 Katherine // Nov 10, 2008 at 11:34 am

    wow, that couldn’t be easier!

  • 15 ashleystravel // Nov 10, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Simple and delicious, the way all desserts should be.

    Do you think other types of apples would work well with this?  I am assuming any type of baking apple.  I have never had a jonasgold before.

  • 16 Rose // Nov 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for this simple but delicious recipe!  I might have to make this for Thanksgiving!

  • 17 Amy C // Nov 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Now I need to head back to the farmers market to get more apples. I just need to keep my roommates and my boyfriend from eating them long enough to make this.

    It looks delicious.

  • 18 VeggieGirl // Nov 10, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    That tart WOULD be a lovely addition to the Thanksgiving table/meal – yum!!

    Fun giveaway!!! :-D

  • 19 tricia // Nov 10, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    This really would showcase the taste of wonderful, fresh apples.

  • 20 Chris // Nov 10, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    I love fall apple recipes.  thanks for the opportunity!

  • 21 Sallie // Nov 10, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Beautiful- looks golden, crisp, and just the right amount of sweetness. I will definitely try this one out!

  • 22 VCK // Nov 10, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    This looks good–I think it needs some vanilla ice cream, though.

  • 23 Erin // Nov 10, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    I just broke out my puff pastry that was trapped in the freezer and made palmiers – I am definitely picking up another pack and making this delicious treat! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 24 Stephanie // Nov 10, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Wow, looks delicious!!

  • 25 Ellen // Nov 10, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    that tart looks fantastic! i might give it a try, as i’m not too attached to the traditional pie crust any way (and it’s a total pain!)

  • 26 Joanna // Nov 10, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    While this tart does look good, your related entries feature thingy just directed me to your apple, honey, and goat cheese tart – um, yes please!  I know, I know, simpler is often better, but anything with goat cheese wins in my book.

  • 27 Maria // Nov 10, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Simply gorgeous tart! Fun giveaway too!

  • 28 Missie // Nov 10, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    This looks great and easy too!

  • 29 NuJoi // Nov 10, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    I’ve been wanted to make an apple tart since forever. I just keep getting the apples and letting them sit so long that I end of juicing them.  Looks yummy!

  • 30 RecipeGirl // Nov 10, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Did you see my Maple Apple Tartlets a few weeks back?  They were similar to this but in individual portions with a maple drizzle.  Good stuff those easy recipes are!

  • 31 Meghan // Nov 10, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Looks good!  I can’t wait to try it.  Do you think it’d work with pears? I have a ton of them.

  • 32 Diana // Nov 10, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    That looks awesome! I bet it would be good with just about any bake-able fruit (Peaches in the summer?!)

  • 33 Nicole // Nov 10, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    yum that sounds amazing!!!

  • 34 Kasey // Nov 11, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Yum! Apple tarts are some of my favorite things. What a simple, quick take on one of my favorites. Think I might try this with phyllo..

  • 35 Kristen // Nov 11, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Tarts are so easy and yummy – I love mine with rhubarb.

  • 36 Jessi A // Nov 11, 2008 at 8:02 am

    This looks so good!!!!  Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  • 37 grace // Nov 11, 2008 at 8:50 am

    if i get the mandoline that i’ve requesting for christmas, this is the first thing i’m making. :)

  • 38 Michelle // Nov 11, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Sometimes the simplest recipes produce the best dishes!  Looks great!

    You should stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too!  Deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on Nov. 14th!

  • 39 Angie // Nov 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    This looks so tasty!  I have a Christmas wrapping party/brunch every year, and this looks like a tasty treat that is a little more breakfast friendly than a super-sugary pie.

  • 40 ttfn300 // Nov 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    simple is best, especially when it comes to apples!!!  (i just posted a rediculously easy applesauce :))

  • 41 janet // Nov 11, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Looks tasty! :)

  • 42 Jason // Nov 11, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Looks fabulous and simple, love your recipes!

  • 43 MaryAnne // Nov 12, 2008 at 7:22 am

    OMG!! this would be wonderful to serve-i was surfing for THE perfect but different apple treat, thanks for the post and the giveaway!

  • 44 BonTask // Nov 12, 2008 at 10:18 am

    I am really enjoying your site.  I’ve never been much of a cook but your recipes have helped me impress my family and friends! They think I can cook!  Thank you for all you do.  (Long live the spinach frittatas).

  • 45 Pearl // Nov 12, 2008 at 10:31 am

    looks so delicious and simple to prepare!

  • 46 Kristen // Nov 12, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    You know, since the top crust of the pie is always my nemesis, I may have to give this a try instead! Thanks for sharing this idea.

  • 47 Memoria // Nov 12, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    This looks yummy!!

  • 48 shankari // Nov 13, 2008 at 1:58 am

    This is my first time here and I am loving it!

  • 49 Julie // Nov 19, 2008 at 11:26 am

    You won me over with the short, simple ingredient list…just the recipe I’m looking for!

  • 50 Sara // Nov 26, 2008 at 1:27 am

    This looks so delicious, and easy! I don’t have a fluted rectangular pan though, is there another way to do it? I also bet it would be good with a little cinnamon sprinkled with the sugar, I love apple-cinnamon things!!

  • 51 Joy // Nov 28, 2008 at 2:49 am

    One of my friends made these for me a few years back and I still remember how proud he was of his first baking adventure. :-) I love how easy it is to make!

  • 52 Megan // Dec 1, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!  I made it for one of our family’s Thanksgiving desserts, and it was a huge hit.  I couldn’t find jonasgold apples, so I substituted fuji apples.  This was just as easy as you said, and so delicious.  I’ll definitely be making this often!

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