Puff Pastry Apple Tart

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Tender baked apples with a puff pastry crust, and apple butter base create a delicious tart that is easy to make and the entire family will love! We are keeping things simple with this dessert, a frozen puff pastry sheet, thinly sliced apples, apple butter, cinnamon sugar and melted butter. That is all you need to create this delicious Puff Pastry Apple Tart.

a slice of puff pastry apple tart at an angle on parchment paper dusted with powdered sugar.

I will warn you now, this is seriously addicting and there will not be any Whole30, Keto or Paleo adjustments!

Ingredients needed to make this rustic apple tart:

  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet – thawed 
  • 3 to 5 apples – I used Gala
  • Apple Butter
  • melted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • powdered sugar to dust finished tart.

Be sure to check out the detailed printable recipe card below

looking down on rows of apple slices on a puff pastry crust on a sheet of parchment paper with powdered sugar in a metal sifter at the top.

How to make a Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

Place puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured work surface and roll to a 12 x 9 rectangle.

Puff pastry on a floured work surface with a ruler to the left and a rolling pin across the right corner.

Place on the prepared baking sheet. Score a 3/4-inch border around the edge to create a “crust”. Do not go all the way through the dough!

close up of score lines on the outer edge of a sheet of puff pastry laying on a sheet of parchment paper.

Mix the apple butter with the water to create a spreadable glaze. Brush over the puff pastry inside the center of the crust.

close up of puff pastry corner with apple butter spread to the score lines.

Peel, core and thinly slice the apples, about 1/8-inch thick.

apple on the end of an apple, peeler corer contraption attached to the counter top with two apple in background.

Slice the apple in half, keeping them stacked together.

peeled, cored and sliced apple cut in half on a wood cutting board with a chefs knife on the right hand side.

Fan the apple slices out and lay in rows, overlapping slightly over the apple butter glaze.

apple slices laid on top of puff pastry in two rows with remaining apple butter showing through.

Brush the apples and crust with the melted butter. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

looking down on finished tart brushed with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar ready to go into the oven.

Bake for 23 to 25 minutes, until the apples are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes before serving.

a corner piece of puff pastry apple tart pulled away from the remaining pieces on a sheet of parchment paper, and dusted with powdered sugar.

Dust with powdered sugar if desired, or top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Apples vary in size so your final amount may be different. You can also lay the slices closer together for a fuller appearance, which will take more apples.
  • Oven temperatures may vary, baking times are estimates. Keep your eye on it so it does not burn.
  • Cover loosely with aluminum foil if apples get too brown while baking.
  • Store covered at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to one month.

Why do you score the pastry?

By cutting slits in the puff pastry, you allow steam to escape and the pastry to puff up while baking. It also give a decorative edge to form a crust around the apples.

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looking down on rows of apple slices on a puff pastry crust on a sheet of parchment paper with powdered sugar in a metal sifter at the top.

Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Tender baked apples with a puff pastry crust, and apple butter base create a delicious tart that is easy to make and the entire family will love!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple tart recipe, puff pastry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 Servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry defrosted – there are two sheets in a package.
  • 2 tablespoons apple butter mixed with 1 tablespoon water to thin if really thick.
  • 3 large apples I used Gala – use 3 to 5 apples
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • .25 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • powdered sugar to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Place puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured work surface and roll to a 12 x 9 rectangle.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet. Score a .75-inch border around the edge to create a “crust”. Do not go all the way through the dough!
  • Mix the apple butter with the water to create a spreadable glaze. Brush over the puff pastry inside the center of the crust.
  • Peel, core and thinly slice the apples, about 1/8-inch thick. Slice the apple in half, keeping them stacked together.
  • Fan the apple slices out and lay in rows, overlapping slightly over the apple butter glaze.
  • Brush the apples and crust with the melted butter. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 23 to 25 minutes, until the apples are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Dust with powdered sugar if desired, or top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Notes

  • Apples vary in size so your final amount may be different. You can also lay the slices closer together for a fuller appearance, which will take more apples.
  • Oven temperatures may vary, baking times are estimates. Keep your eye on it so it does not burn.
  • Cover loosely with aluminum foil if apples get too brown while baking.
  • Store covered at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to one month.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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