Caramel Apple Tart

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There’s nothing better than autumn in New England. There’s no where else I’d rather be right now. The crisp cool air, the wind tugging at the leaves that haven’t fallen just yet, and that smell. The smell of apples in the orchard, waiting to be picked.

Apple picking is one of my very favorite things to do. I like being outside. I like picking fresh fruit. I like sitting along the stone wall and listening to the cardinals and the chickodees sing their songs, while chomping on the fourth apple of the day. It’s relaxing and rejuvenating all at the same time.

When we get home from apple picking, I always, always make a sweet treat. This Caramel Apple Tart was simple to make and will quickly become an any time treat.

You start with a thawed sheet of puff pastry.

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You will need between one and two apples, depending on their size. Any variety will do.

After sweetening up the apples with some brown sugar and cinnamon, lay them along the puff pastry sheet.

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While the tart is baking, the caramel sauce can be made.

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes.

After the tart has become brown and bubbly it is ready to be placed on a wire rack and drizzled with the dark and delicious caramel sauce.

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Apple Tart

  • 1 sheet thawed puff pastry
  • 1-2 apples, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch of salt

Toss the sliced apples in lemon juice. Add sugar, cinnamon and salt and mix until combined. Let sit for 15 minutes before placing on puff pastry.

Bake @ 400F for 20 minutes.

After your apple picking adventures, check out these other apple desserts:

apple cinnamon coffee cake         apple braid bread         baked apple donuts

apple crisp recipe          blueribbon

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