I made these puff pastry open apple tarts in my cookery class recently and managed to be lucky enough to get two to bring home to the boys. They loved them so now we make them for school lunch once a week.
They are so simple and quick to make and taste lovely hot or cold.
I take a sheet of puff pastry and cut it into eight and then freeze. That way I can take out one or two individual pieces at a time and make single tarts. It makes the process even quicker and means I can make two tarts the night before for school the next day. I even cut the crust in before freezing, that way I only need to prepare the apples and arrange on top.
They also make a delicious breakfast or snack on the go.
We have tried them with red and green apples but prefer the red apples for this recipe.
Puff Pastry Apple Tart
- 4 apples
- 1 roll puff pastry
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180 C/ 350 F or Gas Mark 4
- Peel and core the apples and cut into slices
- Remove the shop bought puff pastry and roll it flat. Divide into eight to make eight mini tarts
- Cut a line (but don't cut through the pastry) around the edge of each tart about 1cm in from the edge. This will allow the crust to rise on the tart
- Melt the butter and add the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss the apples in the mix
- Arrange the apple slices on top of the pastry, being careful to stay inside the crust area that we outlined
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes