Easy Apple Tart

Welcome to my "All About Apples" party! I'm so glad you came to check out Day 2 of the 7 day focus on one of my favorite Fall flavors. Yesterday I kicked the party off with a round-up of some apple treats I currently have on the blog. I will be adding three more recipes this week, starting with today's Easy Apple Tart. I've posted the schedule below so you can see what is coming up this week. Make sure and come back tomorrow to submit your apple themed ideas in my Sweet Tooth Tuesdays link party!

Like a lot of my recipes, today's tasty treat comes from The Pioneer Woman. Her recipes are amazing, I have yet to try a recipe of hers that I don't like. This apple tart is no exception. I think just the peeling/slicing of the apples is the only part that took much time. After that, the tart is super quick to put together. The hardest part was waiting for it to finish baking - it started filling the house with amazing cinnamon and apples smells. I just wanted to eat it!

Now I made one slight change to the recipe - I peeled my apples. The Pioneer Woman actually just made the tart without peeling, you can do it either way. It's more of a rustic looking dessert, and the slices are so thin. But, I have a bit of a funny story as to why I decided to peel them. 
Around a year or so ago I made an apple pie that wasn't great. Among some mistakes I made, I forgot to peel the apple before slicing. The pie in general was just ok, it needed a lot of work. (My much improved pie was shared in the round-up yesterday.) My husband really dislikes non-peeled apples in pie. But, he never says anything critical about my food and ate it anyway. About a year later, we were eating dinner with his family and somehow the subject of peeling apples came up. He started talking about this pie he had once where the apples weren't peeled and how he really didn't like it. The look on his face when I reminded him about my pie was pretty priceless. To this day (including when he read this post) he still insists he was talking about a different pie. But, I will never again bake without peeling the apples! My poor husband will never live down that story.

Whether you prefer the peel on or off, this tart is delicious and a MUST try! You can top the tart with powdered sugar, ice cream, or some caramel sauce. I tried it with a little bit of caramel sauce drizzled on, it was so delicious!

Apple Tart ingredients:
  • 4 apples
  • 1 whole sheet puffed pastry
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional toppings - powdered sugar, caramel sauce, ice cream, etc
Apple Tart instructions:
  • Thaw pastry sheet
  • Preheat oven to 415F
  • Peel and core apples (peeling optional)
  • Cut into thin slices
  • Place apples in bowl and top with brown sugar and salt
  • Stir to completely mix the apples, sugar, and salt
  • Place parchment paper on baking sheet, or coat with cooking spray
  • Cut puff pastry into halves or thirds (mine were perforated into thirds so I did that, shown below are the first two)
  • Bake 15-18 mins (or until pastry is golden brown), let cool
  • Once cooled, top with caramel sauce, powdered sugar, or ice cream

Don't forget to check back all week for additional apple themed posts. I'd love for you to share my party, here's my party button. Feel free to share! Tomorrow is my weekly link party, Sarah Lynn's Sweets. I would love for you to share your apple themed crafts, desserts, and projects.

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