Baked Apple Tart
Apple based desserts are all the rage. I don’t think they’ve never not been the rage. Apples are really a great ingredient, they’re versatile and affordable. As a result, apples can be used for every meal they’re great in stews, with a cut of meat, or as the main ingredient in any dessert (obviously)
When people think of Apples they often think of America, because what’s more American than apple pie? Probably Uncle Sam singing the national anthem while riding a Harley and simultaneously firing guns. But in the real world, typically nothing is more quintessentially American than apple pie. But what if I said Apples aren’t even native to the Western Hemisphere? Yeah that’s right. It’s a fruit immigrant just like so many other Americans! So I guess it truly is a true reflection of America. Apples actually originate from Central Asia and were brought to North America by the European colonists.
The apple’s Central Asian roots still ring true today as China is the world’s number one producer of apples (37 million metric tonnes to be exact), the next closest rival is the U.S.A. with a paltry 4 million metric tonnes.
So where do all these apple factoids lead me? To the baked apple tart which is a much easier dessert to create than a pie or even a cobbler. I only thought to make this dessert because I had extra puff pastry and I figured I could just slap some apples on top of it and turn it into a blog post. And whaddaya know…that’s just what happened.
Recipe – Baked Apple Tart
1 Cup of Peeled Diced Apples
2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Cup of Sugar
1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
8″ x 10″ Piece of Puff Pastry
2 Tbsp. Corn Starch
1 Egg Yolk
1 Tbsp. Butter Melted
Mix together the apples, cinnamon, sugars, and corn starch.
Mix the egg yolk and butter (after it’s cooled) set aside.
Stretch out the piece of puff pastry.
Put the apple mixture on top of the puff pastry. Brush the egg mixture all along the other edges of the tart. Bake on a greased baking sheet for 30 minutes at 350F.
You can top it with a delicious crumble if you want, it’s optional.
- 1 Cup of Peeled Diced Apples
- 2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- ¼ Cup of Sugar
- ¼ Cup of Brown Sugar
- 8" x 10" Piece of Puff Pastry
- 2 Tbsp. Corn Starch
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 1 Tbsp. Butter Melted
- Mix together the apples, cinnamon, sugars, and corn starch.
- Mix the egg yolk and butter (after it's cooled) set aside.
- Stretch out the piece of puff pastry.
- Put the apple mixture on top of the puff pastry. Brush the egg mixture all along the other edges of the tart. Bake on a greased baking sheet for 30 minutes at 350F.
- You can top it with a delicious crumble if you want, it's optional.