easy apple tart

Quick & Easy Apple Tart Recipe

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When I think of classic diner desserts I think of chocolate cake, sundaes and apple pie and ice cream. I kind of don’t get the whole warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream thing, but I do enjoy the combination of warm and cold. And yes, if I’m having apple pie, it has to be warm. Even so, if I had my choice, I’d choose an apple tart (warm or cold) over warm apple pie any day. I like a thin layer of fruit, brown sugar that caramelizes, a squeeze of lemon, a sprinkle of salt and puff pastry that gets all flaky and golden.

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There’s definitely something about hot pastry and cold ice cream. And when you have a craving, this recipe is just the thing to have in your back pocket. What I love is that it’s so simple that it whips up in under five. Baking it to golden perfection doesn’t take too long either and I usually happen to have all the ingredients lying around. Please tell me you always have ice cream and puff pastry hanging out in your freezer just in case too. If you don’t have an apple I have a sneaking suspicion that any pitted fruit will work, as long as it’s relatively firm. You’re about half an hour away from hot and cold perfection in all the right ways. It’s Friday, treat yo’ self!

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Quick & Easy Apple Tart Recipe via The Pioneer Woman
makes 1 tart

  • 1/2 apple, cored and sliced
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1/6 of a sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • ice cream, if desired

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Toss the apple slices with the lemon juice, brown sugar and salt. Layer on top of the puff pastry sheet. Bake in the oven until pastry is puffy and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Top with ice cream, if using and enjoy!

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  1. I never realised making this would be so easy, thanks for pulling me out of my ignorance, will definitely be making it soon. Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Like the simplicity of this apple tart and the composition of your image! Lovely blog!! :)

  3. This tart looks so lovely! And pretty! Yum!

  4. Delicious! Frozen puff pastry also makes a mean simple danish with fruit preserves or pie filling and cream cheese. All the flavour with none of the work.

    By the way, I LOVE your blog. It’s my new favourite. The photography is amazing. So, thank you.

  5. simple and delicious:)

  6. So simply but looks a perfectly flouncy dessert. What a treat!

    FoodNerd x

  7. Totally agree: apple tart over pie. Always! Especially when the tarts looks as elegant as this one.

  8. this looks so good :)
    xo, cheyenne

  9. Oh my god you make this look unbelievably delicious for such a simple dessert. Next time I have puff pastry? So making this.

  10. Looks totally beautiful. and so easy. Definitely inspired to try this myself! x

  11. silly question, if using the whole sheet of puff pastry, do you just multiply all the ingredients by 6?
    p.s. love the blog!

easy apple tart