Thank you all for being patient in my absence and for the kind words about the loss in Jason’s family. It’s always hard when family members pass away, but we are so glad that we went to be with the people we love during this hard time. I also got the chance to meet more of his wonderful family members and visit the Italian food capital of the country. Now that I’m back I figured what better way to say hello than with a new recipe!
This one is inspired by the Barefoot Contessa (are you surprised?? this is me we’re talking about…), who does a few different versions of a French apple tart on her show.
This version takes the easier route of using pre-made puff pastry for the crust and topping it with thinly sliced apples and a little sugar and butter on top. And because everybody loves love, I scaled the tart down into little heart-shaped tartlets. This recipe is very simple and will only take about 30 minutes of your time!
French Apple Tartlet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Keywords: dessert French fall
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
- 2 small apples
- 1 T. cold butter
- small bowl of white sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Unfold your puff pastry sheet and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut 9 hearts from it.
Transfer the dough hearts to a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
Peel, core, and very thinly slice the apples.
Arrange several apple slices on each heart, with the flat side of the slices facing the edges of the heart.
Sprinkle about 2 t. of sugar evenly over each heart.
Cut the butter into very small and put a few cubes on each heart.
Bake in the preheated oven until the edges of the apples and puff pastry are a deep brown.
Tartlets can be served warm or at room temperature.
Puff pastry is one of those things that I think everybody (unless you’re a vegan) should have in their freezer because it lasts forever and can make a million different incredible dishes. I’ve made puff pastry from scratch before (with the help of my pastry chef mom) and can tell you that it’s really not worth the time unless you’re doing it for the experience. Frozen puff pastry is delicious and works just as well! And it’s so perfect underneath these delicious caramelized apples.
Thanks for reading!