Indulge your taste buds with this delectable apple tart that combines the sweetness of apples, the crunchiness of pastry, and a dash of cinnamon spice. Perfect for an afternoon snack or a scrumptious dessert, this apple tart will leave you and your guests wanting more. Not only is this recipe delightful, but it is also incredibly simple to make, allowing even beginner bakers to create a true masterpiece.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
- 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 4 large apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 cup apricot jam
- 1 tbsp water
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out the thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle of about 10×14 inches. Transfer the rolled-out pastry to the prepared baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, mix together the apple slices, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined.
- Arrange the apple slices on the puff pastry, slightly overlapping, in rows.
- Bake the apple tart in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the pastry is golden brown.
- While the tart is baking, heat the apricot jam and water in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth.
- Once the tart is done baking, brush the warm apricot glaze over the apples and let the tart cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Tips and Tricks:
- For an extra touch of sweetness, serve the apple tart with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
- You can also sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the tart just before serving.
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- For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free puff pastry.
- If you don’t have apricot jam, you can use peach or orange marmalade as an alternative.
Wine or Beverage Pairings:
A glass of dessert wine like Sauternes or Moscato d’Asti pairs perfectly with the apple tart, enhancing its fruity flavors and providing a refreshing contrast to the sweetness.