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Puff Pastry Apple Tart Recipe


  • Author: Deborah Thompson
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Slices 1x

Description

This simple puff pastry apple tart is light and flaky, loaded with fresh apples, and topped with a crunchy cinnamon-sugar layer! All drizzled with sweet and salty maple butter sauce. All ingredients from Aldi!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 sheet puff pastry (thawed)
  • 6 Royal Gala apples
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • lemon- juice only
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar

For the maple butter sauce

  • 60g butter
  • 75g maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºc.
  2. Start by peeling and coring the apples. If you don't have an apple corer, just cut around the core. Thinly slice the apples and put them in a mixing bowl. Toss the apple slices with the cinnamon and sugar and set aside for about 10 minutes. The sugar helps to draw out some of the moisture from the apples so we avoid the dreaded soggy bottom!
  3. Use a pie or tart tin that will fit the puff pastry sheet (9 inch should be perfect) with some overhang. Make sure that you use some of the butter to grease it well. Use a fork to prick the base of the puff pastry. This helps to stop it from puffing up while it bakes. We're aiming for a flat base and puffy sides. Once you've pricked the base, brush with the egg wash. This seals the holes so that the apple juices don't leak out.
  4. Once the tart case is lined with the pastry, layer the apples any way you like. I placed them in a concentric circle, but this is by no means necessary. Once you've layered in the apples, trim the pastry and brush with the egg wash.
  5. Roll the pastry edge so that it encases the apples around the whole edge. Brush with more of the egg wash and sprinkle with the demerara sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Until the pastry is dark golden and the apples are soft and browned on the edges.
  6. While the tart is baking make the sauce. Simply melt the butter, add in the maple syrup and stir in the sea salt. Bring everything up to a boil and remove from the heat.
  7. Once the tart is baked, set it aside to cool ever so slightly. Top with scoops of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with the maple butter sauce.
  • Category: Easy Baking
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: British

Keywords: Puff pastry, apple tart, dessert, flan, budget, Aldi recipe