Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends!
Even though it's not Thanksgiving here in the U.S., having the whole family for dinner is always a special and wonderful event and yesterday was no exception. Having to leave dessert on the table to walk a fussy baby was all the dessert I needed :)
Making apple tarts using frozen puff pastry is one of the quickest and easiest desserts to make!
Simply follow the directions on the puff pastry sheet box to thaw. Roll out the thawed puff pastry to fit a tart pan with a removable bottom, press into place and then chill for about 10-15 minutes in the frig. Meanwhile, peel and slice the apples. Having a mandolin to slice the apples also makes quick work of slicing. I like to leave just a little peel on the apples for texture.
If you want, you can use the excess puff pastry to make little cut-outs to decorate the tart.
I arranged the apple slices over the pastry in the tart pans, and sprinkled each tart with about a tablespoon of lemon juice, about 2/3 cup of sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon added. Then, I crumbled about 1 tablespoon of butter of the top and drizzled with approximately 1 tablespoon of heavy cream.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 30-35 minutes until the crust is golden and the apples are softened. That's it!