How to Make An Apple Tart


Photo by Carson Francis

Carson Francis

Although Thanksgiving is upon us and there is much to be anticipated, we can sometimes lose track of time on the busy day, resulting in forgetting to make a dish for the feast. No worries, though; here is an apple tart recipe which is quick and easy to make, even for those who happen to procrastinate or are not as good at baking as others.


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry (thawed)
  • 2 whole Gala or Granny Smith apples
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 tblsp. melted butter


  • Preheat your oven to 415 degrees.
  • Peel, core, halve, and slice the two apples.
  • In a small to medium bowl, combine your apple slices, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Place your puff pastry onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Halve your puff pastry sheet.
  • Spread melted butter onto the tops of each half.
  • ArrangeĀ  your apple slices in a line on each puff pastry half (be sure the apple slices overlap!).
  • Fold over the edges of the puff pastry and press down the edges to be secured. Use more melted butter if needed.
  • Spread left over melted butter onto folded over edges.
  • Bake for about 15-18 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for a couple minutes once done.
  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream (optional).


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Sliced apples
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Apple slices tossed in brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
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Halved puff pastry sheet.
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Melted butter spread out onto puff pastry halves.
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Apple slices arranged in a row on each half, with edges tucked in.
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Apple tarts done baking and cooling.
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Final product of apple tart, topped with whipped cream.
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This is a quick, convenient, and tasty recipe perfect for the holidays, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Whether you bake this yourself or someone you know does, it is sure to be a hit at any dinner.