In The Kitchen With Kamilah | Tasty Apple Tart!

Tasty Apple Tart



I love preparing easy recipes of sweets to share. This apple tart recipe is super easy to make and does not need a lot of fussy ingredients. I usually serve it at a small intimate brunch at home, dinner party dessert with local ice cream, or recently I prepared it with my daughter while she was home from college. 


I am not very adventurous when it comes to preparing my own pastry dough. I have included the ingredients in the recipe if you would like to try. You can always purchase puff pastry dough at your local market. I have used all sorts of apples in this recipe. My favorite are Granny Smith Apples. I recently prepared the recipe with Honey Crisp Apples. I liked it. However, if you like the apples in your tart more on the softer side, I would suggest staying with the Granny Smith.



For The Pastry


I use puff pastry sheets or pre-made pastry dough. If you are feeling adventurous, here is the recipe below. 


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1/2 cup water


For The Apples



  • 4 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, small diced
  • 1/2 cup apricot jelly or warm apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons rum or water



For the pastry, combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor with the steel blade fitted. Pulse a few seconds to combine the ingredients. Add the butter and continue to pulse, until the butter is in small bits. Pour the ice water down the feed, and pulse until the dough starts to come together. Place on floured board (or countertop) and knead into a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for an hour.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 


Roll the dough and place on a sheet pan and place in the refrigerator while you prepare the apples. 


Peel the apples and cut them in half through the stem. Remove the stem and cores with a sharp knife. I like to use the tool I shared in the video! 


Slice the apples crosswise in a 1/4-inch thick slices. Place the overlapping slices of apples diagonally down the middle of the tart and continue making diagonal rolls on both sides. Sprinkle with the full 1/2 cup sagar and dot with the butter. 



Bake for 45 minutes to an hour until the pastry is brown and edges of apple start to brown. Don’t freak out if the pastry starts to brown on the edges! The apple juices will burnin the pan but the tart is fine. You can always cut it off and still make it cute on a platter.  


When the tart’s done, heat the apricot jelly with the rum or water.  Brush the apples and the pastry completely with the jelly mixture. Allow to cool and serve warm at room temperature. 





Once the tart is complete and cooled, you can use your creativity and cut in little triangles or squares. I like to leave the tart out on a plate, platter, or board to nibble on throughout the day. 



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