Apple tart puff pastry on a white cutting board on a wooden table

Apple Tart

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I love tarts and pastries and especially those made with puff pastry. This apple tart puff pastry is so incredible and quite delicious.

Puff pastry is used in so many awesome desserts whether you make a cheese danish or apple roses and a number of other treats. You can make it from scratch or buy it pre-made. This apple tart recipe uses a pre-made puff pastry and is so easy to make. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Apples, butter, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, honey, and puff pastry on a table.

In order to make this yummy apple tart you need the following ingredients:

  • Puff pastry – You can make them at home from scratch or buy pre-made ones at the supermarket.
  • Apples – I generally use a nice tart apple like Granny Smith.
  • White granulated sugar
  • Butter – Unsalted or salted butter
  • Honey
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon

Step 2: How to make an Apple Tart pastry

Begin by preheating the oven to 400 F/205 C. Wash and dry your apples and then peel them. Core them and then slice them into very thin slices between 1/8th of an inch and 1/16th of an inch. Although you can really make them as thick as you want.

Step 3: Prepping the puff pastry

Unroll the puff pastry and place it on a large sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Use a knife and score the puff pastry on inch in from the edge and go around the whole pastry. Don’t cut all the way through the pastry. Scoring it will allow the pastry to puff up around the apples, giving it a really cool look.

Step 4: Add the apples

Hand places apple slices on the puff pastry on a sheet pan

Arrange the apple slices slightly overlapping them.

Apple tart ready to go in the oven.

After you have arranged the apple slices on the puff pastry, sprinkle the top with white granulated sugar and cinnamon. Then cut up the butter into chunks and place them evenly on the apple tart.

Step 5: Bake the apple tart

Place the apple tart into the oven and bake it for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes remove the tart from the oven. Heat the oven for a few seconds which will thin it out, and then baste the top of the apples with the honey. Instead of honey you can use marmalade or other jelly.

Add the tart back into the oven and allow it to bake for 5 more minutes. Once it comes out of the oven allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Step 6: Cut and serve the apple tart

Three slices of apple tart on a white plate.

After the tart cools dust the top of it with powdered sugar and then slice it into whatever sized portions that you want. Enjoy!

How long does the apple tart last?

While the tart is best the same day, you can cover it with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container, and store in the fridge for a few days.

Apple tart puff pastry on a white cutting board on a wooden table
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Apple Tart Pastry

This amazing apple tart uses a puff pastry. You can make it yourself or use a pre-made one. Puff pastry based desserts are some of my favorites! And they are incredibly easy to make.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: easy, flaky, sweet
Servings: 9 Servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • baking sheet
  • Parchment Paper or Silicon Baking Mat
  • Knife
  • Basting brush
  • Cutting board
  • Apple Peeler/Corer


  • 1 puff pastry Find them at Walmart, etc.
  • 2 to 3 apples cored and peeled
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp. white granulated sugar 45 to 60g
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp. butter, salted or unsalted cubed (45 to 60g)
  • 1/4 cup of honey 85g
  • Powdered Sugar for dusting, optional
  • Cinnamon for dusting, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/205 C. 30 minutes before you want to use it, remove the puff pastry from the freezer. Or make homemade puff pastry.
  • Unroll the puff pastry onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Take a knife and score the puff pastry 1 inch from the edge all around the pastry. don't cut all the way through the pastry.
  • Wash, dry, peel, and core the apples. Then cut them in half and slice them thinly. Place the slices of apples in three rows, slightly overlapping each other.
  • Sprinkle the top of the apples with the cinnamon and sugar. Then cut up the butter into chunks and add them to the top as well.
  • Bake the apple tart for 25 minutes. Remove it from the oven and then heat up a bit of honey or marmalade/jelly and then baste it on the top of the apples. Place the apple tart back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • After the tart is done baking allow it to cool for a few minutes and then top with powdered sugar. Slice and serve. Enjoy!


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Calories: 162kcal

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  1. Heather Motz

    5 stars
    Thanks Matt, your so cute and easy going with your instructions. So simple and tasty served with ice-cream.

  2. Susan White

    5 stars
    Such a nice, simple dessert to prepare. It was quite enjoyable. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. This post makes me excited! I know it’s apple picking season coming and this will be a great recipe I can make with my apples when I do go picking

  4. katrina Kroeplin

    this looks delish! i love almost everything apple. i must make it.

  5. 5 stars
    wow, fantastic recipe! This is practically foolproof too. I love that you have made this with ready-made puff pastry too!

  6. I’ve always been scared of making pastries, but you make it look so easy and doable. I will try it, and give you feedback. Wish me luck

  7. 5 stars
    I love apple tarts because it’s a nice dessert after a heavy lunch or dinner. I’ll try to make it later. So yummy!

  8. Hmm.. looks yummy! I must show this recipe to my wife so she can make for me a cake. It’s good to eat with a cup of tea though?

  9. 5 stars
    It looks simple enough yet the result is super stylish! I do love apple pies, this version is really lovely, thanks for the recipe.

  10. Oh my goodness, this looks like such a yummy recipe! I’d love to try making it for myself one of these days. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  11. 5 stars
    Apple tart!! Looks absolutely delish! This would be gone in one sitting so I wouldn’t worry much about storage. ? Love this!

  12. Gervin Khan

    5 stars
    I love apple tart so much and this one looks really delicious and easy to prepare.

  13. 5 stars
    Yummmmy!!!!! Granny Smith apples are my favorite. I love this recipe!

  14. Oohhhh!! This sounds so delicious! I have to try to make it this weekend.

  15. 5 stars
    Aww yeah. That looks absolutely amazing. I love tarts. They’re a nice change of pace from pies. That look awesome!

  16. 5 stars
    Love the combination of sweet & tart! This is a favorite of ours. Everyone always loves it!

  17. 5 stars
    I love apple desserts & this is at the top! I love the idea of using the puff pastry!

  18. 5 stars
    Such a homey comforting dessert recipe. I love the flavors and couldn’t believe how easy it is to make!

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