Apple Tart Recipe


I cannot believe that November is already here! It marks the beginning of my favorite time of year. It’s the time of year that my cooking and baking skills get a work out. It all started a few years ago when we started having Thanksgiving at my house. This year will be no different. So, I’m starting to test a few recipes now. I wanted to start with an apple dessert of some sort, but didn’t want to make the classic apple pie. Truth be told, I wanted something easier and faster. This apple tart recipe is just that! It is a simple, quick no fail recipe.



  • 4 granny smith apples 
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • a pinch of ground cloves (optional)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 package of puff pastry sheets
  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons of apricot jam or preserves
  • flour (for rolling out puff pastry)


  • Thaw both puff pastry sheets per instructions on the box.
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Peel and slice apples.
  • Combine apples with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves.
  • Roll out both puff pastry sheets and cut to fit into tart pans.
  • Baste tart pans with a small amount of butter, then place puff pastry into each, and score a circle into the puff pastry (as shown above).  Be careful not to go all the way through to the bottom, this is a light cut.
  • Arrange apples onto each tart pan, and top with any remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Top each with three small cubes of butter (as shown above).
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Warm apricot jam and baste tops of tarts right after removing from oven.
  • Makes about 10 apple tarts.




I hope you enjoy making this for one of your upcoming family gatherings.  I definitely cannot wait to make it for my friends and family.

Enjoy!  Buen Provecho!

xo, Maria




  1. November 3, 2015 / 1:54 am

    I have been following your blog for quite sometimes now. I love this recipe, easy and looks delish. I wanna try. I am not a tart girl but this worth a try.

  2. November 3, 2015 / 9:02 am

    They look yummy! I’ve never tried to do these, truth be told I’m not much of a baker. But these sound easy enough that I could give them a go. I’m sure the family would love them. Thanks for sharing.

  3. November 4, 2015 / 7:57 am

    They look lovely – I have a similar recipe using marzipane too – must give it a go again soon #sharewithme

  4. November 4, 2015 / 7:58 am

    Beautiful! I have some puff pastry I need to use up! Pinned and will share to Facebook!

    Found you on Wine’d Down Wednesdays!

  5. simpsoncountytimes
    November 4, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    Looks fantastic!

  6. November 5, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    This looks great 🙂

  7. November 6, 2015 / 9:57 am

    Looks so yummy! I love the individual servings. Great idea.

  8. November 9, 2015 / 7:58 am

    That looks amazing!

  9. rebeccahaegele
    November 9, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    What a great presentation they make.

  10. November 10, 2015 / 7:43 am

    Not only does this recipe sound truly magnificent, those food styling photos are fantastic. I am a huge foodie and love styling food photos. Love these lady. Pinning to try later too. Thank you for linking up to Share With Me and I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme

  11. November 11, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    So yummy – and looks super easy! Thanks for sharing at the Ladies Collective. 🙂
    Sarah (

  12. November 17, 2015 / 10:36 am

    These look delicious! I love tarts.