Puff pastry apple tarts
My recipe Puff pastry apple tarts is not a difficult one and is way faster to make than a regular apple pie. The only dough you need is puff pastry! Puff pastry comes in different sizes. You can buy one puff pastry sheet or square sized puff pastry sheets. The last one is the one you will need for this recipe! Also it is very important to buy puff pastry based on butter! This one is more flaky when you bake with this type of puff pastry.
When you have puff pastry in the freezer, make sure you work with this type of dough when it is half frozen! This is the best way to work with it. When you use puff pastry on room temerature, your puff pastry will be quick out of shape and is harder to work with. That’s why I make sure it is cold and half frozen.
Ingredients for apple tarts
For puff pastry apple tarts recipe, I am using 4 Jonagold apples. These type of apples are good for apple pies and apple sauce. For this recipe, I am also using soaked raisins on Calvados, spices and cornstarch. The ingredients gets a different treatment than regular apple pies. I am going to cook the apples with raisins, spices, sugar an apricot jam. The cornstarch will makes my cooked apple tart ingredients gravy!
Preparing puff pastry dough
It is important to use cold puff pastry. When I am preparing Puff pastry apple tarts, I am always making two tarts. So for this recipe I need in total 8 square sized puff pastry sheets. Each apple tart have two puff pastry sheets for the bottom and two sheets on top. For this recipe I am using a jelly role baking pan and cover this with parchment paper! I am pushing one puff pastry sheet a little above the other. To make one piece of puff pastry, I am using a rolling pin and you don’t see it were 2 puff pastry sheets before!
I still have to prepare the top of the puff pastry apple tarts. This is an easy one! I am doing the same as the bottom part, only in the middle, I am cutting lines with a knife. I am starting 1/2 inch from the beginning and leave 1/2 inch at the end. When this part is ready, then I am using a spoon and lay cooked apples and raisins in the middle of the puff pastry (bottom). After this I brush water around the cooked apples and put the other part of puff pastry on top of it.
Before my Puff pastry apple tarts are going into the oven. I am pre heating my oven on 390F/200C. The top of both apple tarts needs only egg wash. Not too much, The more egg wash, the darker the tarts coming out of the oven! Baking time for this recipe is only 30 minutes. When my apple tarts reaches 25 minutes. Then I am pre heating in the microwave 2 tbsp of apricot jam with 2 tbsp of water. When my Puff pastry apple tarts are coming out of the oven, I brush some apricot jam on top of this. This recipe is delicious and typical Dutch dessert with vanilla ice cream. Also you can eat this tart warm or on room temparature. Within 1 hour this tart is ready!
When my tarts are on room temperature, I will cut them in 4 pieces and serve them on a plate. As you can see, this recipe isn’t difficult and within 1 hour, you can have a flaky apple tart ready! when you have a comment about this recipe, please use the comment box below. Enjoy baking Puff pastry apple tarts. You can find my recipe below.