Warm Apple Tart ►
Simple to make, and simply delicious: a swirl of apple slices tops a puff pastry circle. Granny Smith or similar tart apples are perfect for these tarts. If you prepare the apple slices ahead of time, toss them with a little water and lemon juice or with a little sugar to prevent their turning brown.
- Puff Pastry - 18 ounces, frozen thawed
- Apples - 10 to 12, peeled, cored, and very thinly sliced
- Confectioner’s Sugar - 3/4 cup
- Heavy (Whipping) Cream - 1-1/2 cups, whipped to firm peaks
- Mint - 12 sprigs
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to form a very thin sheet. Cut twelve 6-inch circles and prick them with a fork. Place the circles on the parchment. Arrange apple slices on the circles in a spiral pattern. Bake 10 minutes, or until the pastry is browned around the edges. Take the pastry out of the oven and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. Bake an additional 1 minute.
To serve: Place a warm tart on each plate. Garnish each with a dollop of whipped cream and a mint sprig.