Monday, October 12, 2009

Apple Tarts for My Sweets~


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!

32 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! Enjoy your thanksgiving.

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  2. I agree- I love using puff pastry! Your apple tarts look divine!

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  3. I'm trying to lose some weight, but I think I would have to take a taste of that. It looks delicious!

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  4. Susan..the apple of your eye is sooooooooooo cute:) I think I ahve told you..a movie star baby:)x

    Walking a fussy baby or dessert?

    Hands down..walking the fussy baby!!!

    I held Ollie yesterday too:) while the 3 others ..raced around the house driving cars up the walls and eating only dessert:)

    with 4 under the age of 4 there is something for everyone:)


    Your tart is beautiful and the little leaves perfection~Not only do you photo leaves well:) you cut them out well..

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  5. Looks like I have another recipe I can try to use up my apples! Looks divine - and I love the idea of the puff pastry.
    Making the choice of dessert and holding the baby is NO choice!! lol I would have a hard time letting him go...

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  6. That tart looks delicious, Susan! There's the difference between a Nana and a mom, I'd had handed the baby to Nana and had a big slice of the tart :)

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  7. That appletart looks delicious and I am sure going to make it. Thank you for the recipe. I like your mosaic and your lovely little apple of your eye.
    Have a nice day

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  8. Yum! Gorgeous mosaic and gorgeous apples.

    Carol

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  9. You are so right by saying it is the easiest pies to make...In my cooking classes, I encourage people to always have a few rolls of good quality puff pastry in the freezer!!!

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  10. I just noticed the little "apple of your eye" photo on the sidebar...he is so cute!!!

    The apple tart looks and sounds like it is awesome but I'm too busy thinking about the apple of your eye to notice food right now. I think I could lose weight if given the choice of dessert or walking a fussy baby :)

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  11. I would love to have this for our Thanksgiving. Looks delish!

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  12. Mmmmm, delicious looking as usual. Thanks for posting the instructions as I used to have this written down but lost it somewhere along the way and now I can try your method.

    Thanks also for stopping by my blog and commenting, appreciate it immensely!

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  13. Love apple tarts and I love the long tart pan! Your tart is so simple and so delish looking!

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  14. Your apple tart sounds wonderful! A great way to finish a meal :)

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  15. I'm singing the praises of puff pastry. With a package or two in the freezer its possible to whip up amazing things. Your apple tarts are perfect. I think I have a few apples in the fridge...

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  16. It looks delicious, Susan!
    And get used to many unfinished meals..but it is worth it.
    My dil says he hasn't had a hot meal in 8 yrs!!!
    Lovely mosaic too!

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  17. Mmmm...your apple tarts look so good I can almost smell them! Pretty mosaics too! I've been looking for a rectangular tart pan for a long time ..I love the way the tarts look in that size and shape.
    Guess I'll put it on my Christmas wish list :-)

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  18. They are gorgeous, and I'm sure delicious, Susan. I must try this version!

    The line that stole my heart... a walk with a fussy baby was dessert enough. That made me melt! Sweet.

    I love your new header ~ thank you for sharing your painting talent with us. It's lovely.
    xo ~m.

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  19. You always cook works of art! And your banner is one as well!
    Brenda

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  20. These apple tarts look amazing! This is like candy for the eyes. Loved it!

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  21. Fantastic mosaic ... apple pie, apple crisps, apple tarts ... all say autumn to me. Yours are beautiful, Susan.. love that yours are made with puff pastry.

    One can always eat dessert, but they aren't babies very long, sounds like a wonderful trade-off, Susan.

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  22. Gorgeous tart and mosaic!

    HAve the best Thanksgiving. :)

    If you have a moment I would love you to stop by and say hi.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

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  23. Great apple recipes your sharing Susan! Love the simplicity of this one. I need to give it a shot. I still have one more batch of puffed pastry left. Beautiful, but not as beautiful as that baby :-)

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  24. Yum! I'm going to try that one! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Popped in to say hello! This tart looks divine--simply delicious!

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  26. Beautiful tarts! I have apples...just need a few other things....

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  27. Susan, your tart pics are just beautiful! I know you had a wonderful evening with the family there and easy to know what the highlight was.

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  28. Your pie looks so delicious. You can almost taste it from here. I will give it a try.

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  29. I must agree... as sweet as your lovely apple tarts would be...nothing could be sweeter than a sweet baby, even a fussy one.
    I'm sure your family appreciated eating a slice for you.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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