After having a late night sweet tooth and realizing I had extra puff pastry in my freezer, I decided to throw together this beautiful (and delicious) Cinnamon Apple Tart.
Firstly, anything tastes awesome with puff pastry. It’s flaky, light and sweet like croissant dough. I was at first intimidated by puff pastry but the stuff is actually pretty easy to work with once thawed so don’t be scurred of the puff pastry!
What You’ll Need:
1/2 package of Puff Pastry
One apple (I used Granny Smith as that’s what I had on hand)
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of salt
Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
Let one full sheet of Puff Pastry (2 come in a box) thaw until it is manageable and no longer frozen. Unfold the pastry until it is a flat sheet and place on a baking sheet. If the dough tears a bit, creating holes, smush the dough back together with your finger.
Core and cut your apple into small half slices as thinly as you can. These slices should be half moon shaped. Throw the apple slices in a mixing bowl with the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. (Salt enhances the sweet flavors!) Toss the apples in this delicious mixture until the apples are evenly coated.
Then place each apple slice on the puff pastry starting from the bottom of the dough working your way up. Each apple slice below should be overlapped slightly by the apple slice above it. For this tart, I made 2 rows of apple slices but was still able to leave room around the edge of the pastry which made for even more crusty, flaky goodness. 🙂
Once the tart is almost completely covered by apple slices, cook the tart in the oven at 415 for 15-20 minutes. As stated in this recipe, the tart did ooze a little bit of the juices from the apples and brown sugar so it may help to place it on a slotted rack that would allow those juices to escape.
Once the pastry has “puffed”, you’ll know it’s done! Allow the pastry to cool on a plate and then sprinkle powdered sugar over the tart to make it nice and pretty like in the photo above. Voila! You now have a fancy-looking tart that is MUCH easier to make than it looks.
And take it from me, you will want to make this when there are other people around or you may just end up eating the entire thing by yourself. Or so I’ve heard…