Apple Tart (And A Giveaway!)

November 10th, 2008

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 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!

  • 2 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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