Easy Apple Tart

easy apple tarts

This is a weeknight kind of pie.  An “I am so tired I can hardly peel these apples and can’t bear the thought of rolling out pie crust” kind of pie.  The kind of pie you toss together when you forgot you were supposed to bring dessert or the kind of pie you make when your love unexpectedly makes a wonderful supper and you need something sweet to go with it.

Easy Apple Tart

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed*
  • 2-4 tart apples (I had the good fortune of being gifted a couple of buckets of small homegrown apples so I had to use 4, probably 2-3 would suffice if using giant store-bought apples)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Peel and slice apples.  Toss together with lemon juice, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.  Allow to sit for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Unroll sheet of puff pastry onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
Arrange apple slices on the puff pastry, leaving an inch all the way around.  Fold up the edges.

Bake for about 30 minutes, rotating the pan 180 degrees after 15 minutes.  Enjoy, possibly with some ice cream.

*I hadn’t even thawed my puff pastry the first time I made this, I just put it near my oven as it was preheating and it thawed out in about 15 minutes.