Monday, March 11, 2013

Rustic Apple Tarts

The other day while browsing Martha Stewart's magazine at the dentist, waiting for my daughter to get her exam, I stumbled upon a picture of an apple tart. It looked so delicious and I instantly craved it. I had to have it right then and there. Isn't it amazing how publications can take such a breath taking picture of food to make you instantly long for it? I thought about how soon I could recreate these myself and realized it wouldn't be soon...I had a jam packed day ahead of me. Lucky for me though, we had all the ingredients at home so I volunteered my mom to whip them up. :)

Rustic Apple Tarts (adapted from Martha Stewart)

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a standard 17.3-ounce package), thawed
  • Flour, for work surface
  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 teaspoon water, for egg wash
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Open pastry sheet and remove paper. Fold sheet back up. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out pastry sheet (still folded) to an 8-by-14-inch rectangle. Trim edges with a pizza cutter or sharp paring knife. Transfer to a baking sheet; place in freezer. Peel, core, and slice apples 1/4 inch thick. Toss in a large bowl with sugar. 

Brush pastry with egg wash, avoiding edges. Use a sharp paring knife to score a 3/4-inch border around pastry (do not cut all the way through). Place apples inside border, and dot with butter. Bake until pastry is golden and apples are tender, 30 to 35 minutes.

In the microwave or a small saucepan, heat jelly with 1 tablespoon water until melted. Brush apples with glaze. Sprinkle cinnamon and serve tart warm or at room temperature.


  1. Your apple tart looks great! I love baking them too, it's been a while since I made one though, and since I have a whole bag of apples at home I may just have to bake a big apple tart too! Looks delicious!

  2. Oh, my! This looks delicious! I love most any apple desserts... I've gotta try this one!! Yum!

  3. Yum! I love a good apple tart. I use a similar recipe from Ina Garten but with homemade dough. (Don't worry, it's easy!)

    I would love for you to check it out at:

  4. This looks delish! Saw you at foodtastic friday :)

  5. This is gorgeous! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  6. Oh yum! Simple and delicious! This is perfect and thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  7. Thanks for sharing on Thrifty Thursday last week - you are one of my features this week! Hope you'll join us again tomorrow! :)

    Krysta @

  8. This looks divine! I'd gobble up a big piece right now! Featured it tonight at Weekend Wonders 32 as well.. Thanks so much for sharing it with us :) Hope you have a lovely weekend!


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