This simple and elegant Apple Puff Pastry Tart is made with buttery puff pastry and topped with crisp apples tossed in cinnamon, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla bean. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an unbelievable dessert you won’t be able to resist.
I love puff pastry and I love apples. Put them together and it’s a match made in heaven.
Puff pastry has so many uses. From sweet to savory dishes you can easily create a variety of dishes with it. I always have a package of puff pastry in my freezer to use in a variety of my recipes.
This Apple Puff Pastry Tart is simplicity at its finest. You simply thaw the puff pastry and place it on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet. Toss sliced RubyFrost Apples with cinnamon, sugar, lemon zest and my secret ingredient vanilla bean together and arrange them on top of the puff pastry. After about 30 minutes you have a gorgeous dessert to slice and serve. How simple is that?
RubyFrost apples are the perfect combination of sweet and tart. These crisp New York State winter apples can be found in major retailers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. I guarantee you will fall in love with these juicy apples. They are great for snacking, to use in baking and make a great addition to this Apple Puff Pastry Tart.
I love to make this tart for brunch or to serve as an elegant dessert with friends. I love to pair it with a crisp and refreshing white wine. You can even add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an amazing dessert everyone will enjoy.
My friends at RubyFrost giving away to one lucky winner a prize pack including a $100.00 Visa gift card, a basket of delicious apples, a New York Apple Growers apron and apple slicer! Use the entry form below to enter for your chance to WIN!
You can find out more about New York Apple Growers RubyFrost apples by visiting their website at www.RubyFrostApple.com.
Apple Puff Pastry Tart
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
- 1 vanilla bean
- 3 RubyFrost apples peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon apricot preserves
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of fleur de sel or sea salt optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
Unfold puff pastry and place on baking sheet. Press down seams if necessary.
Split vanilla bean lengthwise and scrap seeds, discarding pod. Toss vanilla bean in a large bowl with apples, cinnamon, sugar and lemon zest.
Arrange apples on top of puff pastry as desired leaving a 1/2 inch border.
Bake on center rack for 25-30 minutes until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown.
Place apricot preserves in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10-20 seconds until warm. Mix until smooth. Brush on top of apples and pastry.
Sprinkle with a pinch of fleur de sel or sea salt.
Serve warm or at room temperature